With the weather changing and the chances of warm summer clothes wearing days diminishing it's time for an autumn/winter wardrobe rethink.
Project 333 has taught me that my wardrobe predictions are often wildly wrong. When planning a capsule wardrobe you can't predict the weather, every social occasion and your every fashion whim for the next three months. My summer minimalist wardrobe successes were my linen trousers, two dresses and wrap cardigans. The heat and a few extra pounds gained on holiday meant loose and floaty items were more favoured than tight garments like jeans (especially skinny jeans). I've learnt that I wear jeans a lot in autumn and winter - usually with tunic dresses and ankle boots- but never on my summer holidays.
An unexpectedly warm summer means that some of my wardrobe staples have had a rest. Rather than dreaming of new purchases I'm keen to get back into wearing jeans, knitted tunics and chunkier cardigans - items that have lain dormant for the last three months.
Last year's winter minimalist wardrobe list will be re-written - some items will remain, others sold, and a few given another chance. All my clothes have plenty of life left in them but if I were to choose anything new it would be a versatile dress - something that could be worn casually with thick tights, a cardigan and boots but with the potential to be glammed up with heels. But this is a want not a need and for the moment I'm hoping I can get my fashion kicks from re-working what I've currently got.