I set myself a goal at the start of the year: no clothing or beauty purchases in 2012, except in the case of an emergency (ie shoes, because I have so few of them, that need replacing. One of my flats has actually already given up on me, but I’m getting by without).
That finally spurred me on to do something that’s been on my list for aaaages: a visual catalogue of my wardrobe, which will soon be a walk-in closet.
While shooting every item (which took me weeks, to be quite honest – hence the changing lighting) it felt like I had way more garments than I should.
Upon putting them all into spreads, though, it started to feel like i should have MORE clothing.
Without counting underwear, PJs and the oversized band shirts I slob around in at home/sleep in, that’s 97 garments.
13 jackets – two long sleeved tops, three hoodies, two blazers, a denim jacket, cropped jacket, waterproof jacket, long cardi and two coats.
10 cardigans – three cropped cardis, two open cardis, five regular ones
32 tops – three dressy tops, 11 casual, six work tops,12 nice tops
7 pairs of shorts – two office-appropriate pairs, two pairs of board shorts, one pair of denim shorts and my running shorts
13 pairs of pants – five pairs of jeans, one pair of exercise pants, two stripey pairs, three plain pairs and two pairs of blingy black pants
9 skirts – two denim, one dressy, two long, one that’s a bit too cutesy and three summery ones.
13 dresses – four formal, four casual, two black work dresses, and three that straddle categories.
I’m happy with what’s there, which is why I set myself this challenge. My wardrobe is finally starting to reflect me: colours I love, clean lines, a few nice things but mostly unfussy.
Have you ever done a tally of your wardrobe?