As part of my evolving wardrobe mojo, I’m adapting a variation of the Five-Piece Wardrobe. There’s a billion pages written about this wardrobe system, and it doesn’t mean you have only five pieces. Its about having a stash of “basics” (like my “uniforms” here) and adding a few special pieces every season. These pieces give you joy, and multiply what you’ve already got. At least that’s how I am interpreting it.
I believe you’ll know these special pieces when you see them (or take them home): they seem like they were made just for you, and how lucky that you found each other. This has happened to me with, among others, my second hand Trina Turk coat, Cydwoq booties (eBay’ed), hand crafted and vintage jewelry.
Just browsing this past week’s Visible Monday, I saw some splendid examples of singular clothing and accessories that make an impact:
1. Vix’s boots. They will make every one of her spectacular outfits even more so.
2. Jill’s cotton jacket. Fine quality and a structural shape – and Jill found it second-hand.
3. Anna’s tartan coat. You have to click and see how three different bloggers styled this statement jacket!
I’m experimenting with the five-item routine not because I want/need rules for getting dressed. Phooey to most rules, except for covering my special areas when I go outdoors. It’s about inspiring myself to add a couple of truly exceptional pieces every season, not counting fresh white tee shirts and jeans. Most of my foundation pieces, like the jeans and tees, are basic, but sometimes with a twist. My latest tee, for example:
Here are some ideas I have for my special summer pieces (Florida Spring equals Summer, so there’s one fewer season to plan for : >):
What might you want to add to your summer closet? Stay fabulous,