|Toto - we're not in Kansas anymore..|
Oh there are bloggers who blog about them, but to me, in real life, capsule wardrobes (see Mai Tai for that perfected) , 10 item wardrobes (see the Daily Connoisseur), Project 333 wardrobes (which is coincidentally half of the devil's 666 wardrobe, because it makes you show RESTRAINT - and yes, honestly that is a joke...), are as rare as
- hen's teeth
- seeing the dial on my bathroom scale go below 125
- a good night's sleep
- insert your own mythical beast (including spouses) or young starlet fully dressed
I went through my transition to fall wardrobe over the last couple of days. So much did not meet my questions - so off I went to consignment again. No surprise - much of what is now gone is the cheap stuff or stuff I am literally uncomfortable wearing. Everything that is left I can fit into and walk in.
But there is always the pesky issue of not wearing all of one's clothes. This week I decided to take that on directly: I have identified 10 items that I will wear for the next 5 days. Only those 10 items. I am testing out whether I can indeed live with less.
This week, I chose a navy/camel colour story. I understand from the blogs I read that things in a capsule wardrobe need to match. This has been a big surprise to me. I always kind of had an Auntie Mame approach to my wardrobe, treating it more like a smorgasbord...
So looking at my wardrobe as a coherent, interchangeable WHOLE has been interesting/frightening/soul destroying! The 10 items for this week, en masse:
|polka dot blouse|
|oatmeal and navy Tahari shawl cardigans|
|Tory Burch sweater skirt|
|Marc Cain navy knit skirt|
|A navy and black Bon Marche dress bought in Paris last summer|
And the outfit I have on below, consisting of a navy lace skirt from J Crew (old) , Gap Chambray skirt and an old navy tweed blazer:
I have no idea if this little exercise will assist me in wearing what is left of my once expansive wardrobe. I will let you know now and then if planning a week at a time makes wearing all of my wardobe easier.
How about you - do any of you do this? The whole point of this, for me, is to have less, wear more and only choose things now that I believe, to the best of my abilities (limited though they are!) will NOT end up in a consignment bag!!! That means buying better quality, which typically means buying less!
I am not certain this will work for me, and I reserve the right to return to my wanton, depraved ways, but it is worth a go.
As always, I am a work in progress!! Have a great day and stay safe out there!
|In Gigi-talk, this exercise is not endorsed by me, any one who loves me, or by the Surgeon-General...|