I’ve been reducing rather than expanding my wardrobe for the last six months. I’ve followed a one-in, one-out policy and just-plain-purged quite a bit. I am enjoying my smaller closet, even though I find myself repeating pieces a lot. I’m wearing more of what I truly love rather than something that’s “novel” but just OK.
But the change of seasons (Florida seasons, heh) brings memories of shopping trips for school, and many wonderful years of living in the Northeast. I have an urge to refresh my Fall/Winter wardrobe. For my climate, that means pieces that can be worn when it’s merely cool out. So layers of silk, very light wools, jersey knits and closed-toe shoes are all on the menu.
Here’s a collection I put together. I plan to shop from this list, and not dither around, adding “cute stuff” like I have in past years. (I won’t be buying these exact items, unless dollars rain from heaven.) I’m not going to rake through the deep discount racks looking for deals that may or may not work in my wardrobe. I’ll include the thrifts and consignment stores in my rounds, but with my list in hand. And recognizing that I may not find my style basics there, and that’s OK (but I bet I’ll find a couple of fabulous scarves!)
There’s nothing very trendy here, but lots of pieces I can blend into my existing wardrobe of skirts, simple knit dresses and lightweight print tops. A soft ivory blouse will be a favorite for mixing with all my skirts and with jeans on the weekend, so I might buy two!
I am pining for those cool lace-ups to be my “personality” shoes for Fall. And note, I didn’t add any boots. But don’t write that down. I’m also crazy at the moment for some modern “readers”; I go through them quickly but I want to update to this fun oversized style.
Over to you, fellow wardrobers: are you updating a lot or a little for the new season? Adding classics or statement pieces? Shopping the closet or the retailers, or a mix?