Well..... I've been feeling inspired by Whitney over at Along the Lines of Style, who has challenged herself this year to not buy much for her closet. Now granted Ms Whit has quite the selection already, but her thoughts regarding this challenge are some that have been resonating with me for a while now...and I'm going to attempt to see if I can engage in a similar challenge for the next six months at least.
As I've mentioned before, my wardrobe is a bit sparser than it has been since I'm struggling to have most things fit me correctly anymore BUT I totally believe that I can get by with what I have, although I do have a couple caveats. IF I obtain full-time employment in an increased business environment, then I might need to invest in a pair of work pants that fit, as currently I have no work pants that fit, and maybe a few other minimal items. In the case of needing to replenish should I remain at this current size, then I will first attempt to find thrifted items rather than new. Additionally, I'm still free to raid mom's jewelry boxes.....and to try to get her to size down some of the items that I already have in my closet.
So what DO I have in my closet that I'm starting out with? Ha, ha, ha.....although it's actually way more than necessary.
A variety of dresses, most of which are more made for warmer temperatures and at least half of which require the use of a belt to fit correctly.
On the self above are my sweaters and tanks for layering.
Shirts, button-downs, cardigans, blazers are hanging--again some shirts need to be belted and most cardigans are no longer fitted.
On the shelf above are my Tshirts and long-sleeve shirts, with half of my long-sleeved shirts mainly being used for working out.
My skirts that fit (the pants and skirts that currently do not fit are hidden out of the picture but I'm not getting rid of them).
Pencil skirts: gray, cream, herringbone, merlot, dress jean, black
Aline: brown floral, blue dotted, white & black pattern, white w/ black floral, black pin stripped
On the shelf are two pairs of black leggings, two pairs of the same skinny jeans, and three pairs of casual jeans.
Flats: 2 pairs black, brown, blue, gray, leopard, orange, red.
Mary Janes: gray suede, old black
Peep-toe: zebra, brown, tan wedges, nude wedges
Sandals: brown, cream, black
Boots: brown flats, black leather, gray suede, old brown suede
Basket of bracelets
Necklaces (which I hardly wear)
And this is where pajamas, sweats, swim wear, and all my work-out wear gets stored---probably the most used stuff!! :)
So while it's not necessarily the 30 item challenge, I originally thought about, I still think this is a good one. Plus at this point I've already made it two months without buying anything new for my closets....so I'm hopeful another six to twelve won't be too challenging either---we'll see. Now to remix and match (and maybe resize) what I DO have! :)
Anyone else care to join in?!