After purging about 80% of my clothes, shoes and bags my next step was analysing what I had left. I’m still doing the reverse hanger trick and I can see the culprits still taking up unnecessary room in my wardrobe. I have a feeling their days are numbered at the end of this week as it will be a whole month since I started the process.
My wardrobe ideally should be made up of 70% work attire and 30% weekend & occasion wear. I work in an office 5 days of the week and spend most weekends with family/friends or going for walks. I have my work wardrobe down; I have 5 work dresses and a couple of blouses I can wear with one of my two skirts or black skinny jeans.
Weekends are where I’m coming a little unstuck. I don’t own very warm clothing and if you live in the south east of England you’ll know it’s bloody freezing right now! Last year saw cold weather up until May. I definitely need to invest in some jumpers and shirts to wear under them for extra layering. I want to stick to my colour scheme of black/white/grey/green and buy in a size up so they’re comfortable and again I can layer.
I’ve had a few items on my wish list for a while now but I don’t have the budget this month to buy everything I need to get so I picked 3 items I needed the most – x 2 jumpers and a white shirt.
I’m still loving having less to pick from in my wardrobe. I have been purging slowly but surely and now I’ve arrived at the point of curating new items I need to replace the old tatty stuff. How have I survived the last few years without jumpers and warm clothes I’m not sure.
I’m also not sure yet what amount of clothing I’m going to be happy with. I think I’m going to continue to review my clothes monthly and keep taking out what I’m not wearing. A work in progress still!
Are you in the process of building a minimal wardrobe? How are getting on with it? Are you aiming for a set number of items?