I adore clothes. However, clothes buying, like any spending habit, can get out of control and I realised that my fashion infatuation had reached this point several years ago.
Moving to a smaller house was a great motivator in significantly reducing my clothes collection and I managed to half my clothes collection before moving house in June 2012. But even after a good clothes BLITZ the wardrobe in my new house still felt too full (I dreamed of that feeling you get on holiday -opening your wardrobe door to a small, ordered collection of co-ordinating garments... blue skies, empty beaches, warm sea...)
Project 333 was a life saver in fine tuning my clothes collection. For a month I wore 33 favourite items of clothing that were comfortable, co-ordinated and suitable for my lifestyle and the weather. I learnt that I could live with less clothes than I imagined. I realised that some of the clothes I had been hanging on to were
During Project 333 I discovered I had too many of some types of clothing and some gaps in my wardrobe. Top of my fill the gaps list were a smart day/evening jacket and a smart pair of black trousers/jeans. For Christmas I was very fortunate to receive a gorgeous black jacket (M&S Limited Collection) from my fashion savvy Mum (warm detachable collar and fits beautifully). I have also bought a pair of smart black skinny jeans with a Boden voucher that was a gift from my lovely Mum-in-law (out of stock for several weeks they finally arrived this week, yay!)
Now skinny jeans are my jeans choice du jour and these Boden skinnies perform well. There are not as stretchy as others but are well fitted and thankfully quite roomy from the knee to the ankle (have you tried peeling skinny jeans off last thing at night?) I've worn them all day and they still feel snug yet comfortable.
Decluttering your wardrobe is hard work but keeping only the best items and filling the gaps with new versatile and quality items as you can afford them is very satisfying.
Are you planning a wardrobe declutter? Have you got a 'fill the gap' wardrobe list? Please share.