Wardrobe Transition


The one issue I have found with curating my wardrobe is that it hasn’t left me with many clothes.  Anyone else found this to be an issue?  It did however highlight how much I was holding on to that was not serving me and what items I was clearly missing.
All of my basic items were pretty low quality and falling apart so I’m not surprised I wasn’t reaching for them.  That being said I have bought some more quality pieces in the last few months and I have been wearing pretty much everything in my wardrobe.

What I’m not wearing though are those thick jumpers and winter coats.

Now that the weather is warming up it’s time to transition into a spring/summer wardrobe and make use of all the summer clothes I purchased last year before I began living a more minimalist lifestyle.  I got married in Mexico last October and bought a whole lot of new stuff to take with me which was stored away when we got back.  I’ve taken a few peeps into the storage boxes which live on top of my wardrobe and I’m excited to take stock and begin to wear them all again.

My current seasons clothes are stored in a triple wardrobe and a small set of two drawers in our dressing room and I also have one large drawer in our bedroom in a chest of drawers.  I don’t like to fold or roll my every day clothes so the items I wear most are found in my wardrobe hanging up.  I keep slips, cami’s and vests in the top drawer and some weekend tops and t-shirts in the bottom drawer.  The extra draw in our bedroom is for casual jumpers and lounge wear.

A 3rd of my triple wardrobe is shelving and I use this space for trainers, shoes, jewellery and hosiery.  I also keep jeans and leggings in a basket at the bottom of the wardrobe along with my ankle boots.  The top shelf holds fancy shoes and handbags.

My plan is to spend this evening sorting through all my drawers and my wardrobe to identify what can now be put away until autumn/winter 2017; and what items I can now begin to make use of again.  I work in quite a warm office but the car park is a 2min walk away so I need to be warm enough when I’m outside but not too covered up when I’m at my desk.  Layers are my friend.

What I plan to store away:

  • Roll neck or high neck jumpers
  • Black suede knee high boots
  • Black winter coat
  • Winter scarves and gloves
  • Thick or knitted jumpers
  • Thick wooly socks
  • Thick black tights

What I plan to take out of storage:

  • Summer dresses
  • Bardot style tops/blouses
  • Cropped trousers
  • Harem trousers
  • Sleeveless tops/blouses
  • Ballet pumps & sandals

What I plan to keep out for the transitional period:

  • Light weight knits
  • Short/3 quarter length sleeve tops/blouses
  • Jeans
  • Ankle boots
  • Chunky knit cardigans – to be worn with summer dresses or sleeveless tops/blouses
  • My new beige mac

I think if you live in the UK it’s easy to be pulled into a false pretence that the spring/summer period has now arrived.  I clearly remember a few freezing cold week’s back in May last year and wondering if the warmer weather was over already…

I’m looking forward to wearing some of the lovely pieces I bought for my holiday last year and to finally wear sandals again!

Have you put the heavy knits away where you are yet?

3 thoughts on “Wardrobe Transition

  1. minimallol says:

    Hi Kelly, what a great post! I found all the details you gave really helpful. I totally agree about being taken unawares in the UK ‘spring’! I have been caught out like that before so now I’m careful to include some useful layering pieces in each spring capsule. Cheers, Lol x

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