My goal is to shop my closet for what I’d like to wear per season making sure to rotate items as I should. It’s the first time I’ve ever done this and just the whole process of thinking about my clothes this way is so useful and I’m telling myselt it’s okay to not wear things according to what I feel like per season. Their time will come to around again, right? And if it doesn’t well, fortunately I have two daughters 🙂
Dresses – all I wanted was the ‘fit and flare’ shape then it changed to the shift so we’ll see how it goes this season. I really want to wear my printed dresses most and still aim for very easy looks but the weather will be very changeable so it’ll mean having to layer with cardigan/jacket and/or coats.
From bottom: black short sleeve wool shift, black short sleeve jersey shirt dress, navy shirt sleeve jersey drop waist, purple long sleeve print shirt dress, sleeveless grey jersey sheath, sleeveless A line, short sleeve leopard print, short sleeve cobalt blue jersey flared skirt, long sleeve blousey blue paisley print and pear green sack dress.
Skirts – I really love pattern and colour so wished I chose more carefully before.
Trousers – besides the bf and (if they still fit me) skinny jeans, I love tailored shapes.
Tops – shirts and blouses are very underused in my closet and I want to change this.
From bottom: vintage Max Mara check blouse, Jaeger chevron shirt, Jaeger spot shirt, Jaeger frill shoulder blouse, vintage Gerard Darel zebra stripe blouse, vintage Jigsaw short sleeve shirt, vintage Jaeger spot shirt, Zara Girls red gingham shirt, Gap Men’s chambray shirt, vintage Burberry lilac gingham shirt.
Jumpers – slouchy and closer fitting get the most wear, most of the year.
From bottom left: Zara short sleeve cable navy and ivory, Gap girls textured navy cotton, Gap Mens neutral v neck, Zara Girls navy marinière, Zara grey sweatshirt, Zara Girls v necks in coral, navy and lilac
Jackets/Coats/Cardis – essentials due to the climate I live in. I tend not to layer jackets under coats though because they feel too bulky together but I must wear the jackets much more. My coats are the trench, parka and pea styles.
From bottom: Jesire leather jacket, Céline leather jacket, vintage wool knit, Theory bf blazer, Zara knit, Jaeger open jacket.From bottom: vintage Aran, Zara Girls black, Dean & White cashmere, Zara Girls navy.
Footwear – I rotate my footwear even more during Spring and Summer. Times have changed and I can no longer get by without more low heels. I’m so pleased with a few new finds, I’ll post about them separately. UK weather being as it is, I may well have to reach for my knee boots and wellingtons!
Clockwise from left: black ankle boots, camel ankle boots, khaki suede wedge, vintage Mary Janes, high top tennis shoes, snake print slippers, studded loafers, black brogues and black suede ankle boots – my cobbler’s not going to be happy with me, he hates repairing kitten heels!
Bags/Jewels – it’s still all about accessories for me since I have all the key pieces of clothing. I really need to practise accessorising better.
My staple is still a black tote but I rotate as much as I can to make sure all my bags get enough lurve! Some favourite jewellery, a mix of designer and vintage treasures that I find the most interesting. That gold nugget thing is a YSL cocktail ring! I know I should wear more rings, more often because sometimes I feel my outfit is too plain and simple.
It took more time than I thought but as with sorting out my Casual Foundations, it was well worth it to have a much clearer understanding of why I have the things I do. Hopefully this is the way I can better make use and enjoy more of my closet, more of the time. Next will be the Summer and Holiday Edits. Oh yes, they are very different things because as you may have heard we no longer get Summer as a season in UK, maybe a few days of actual warmth if we’re lucky!
Thanks for reading!