I never thought I would write a post like this for the simple reason that I always thought that I didn’t have a distinctive style. I thought I only wore what I really liked and that was across the board in color and style.
And then I got in for a major declutter recently, as I saw that some things stayed at the bottom of the pile all the time and others were so worn down that they were really unwearable.
I started to sort through my clothes, put the summer clothes I wanted to keep in a separate part of my wardrobe, only setting aside some t-shirts for layering and yoga. I tossed a lot of clothes that I really didn’t like and then when I finished, I looked at what was left on the shelf, and I saw that I really do have a style. Who knew!
Here are my clothing basics.
- I absolutely love to wear black and purple. I have eradicated most other colors from the wardrobe (a green shirt! what was I thinking!). The only colorful exception: my Glastonbury t-shirts and two cardigans.
- I don’t like thick sweaters, tossed all but one. I absolutely love layering clothes. I have several black cardigans and I wear them over a t-shirt or a long-sleeve if it is really cold.
- The only brand I have several of is Gothicana. Told you I like black (and trumpet sleeves, omg)!
- I just love t-shirts, Most of the ones left over on the shelves are (except the aforementioned Glastonbury tees) in black and purple, in summer to wear as is, in winter as a layer.
- Almost all my pants are black, except two dark-blue pairs of jeans.
- I have tossed almost all synthetic fibers except for one cardigan. I just can’t stand anything synthetic close to my skin.
- I have at least 10 scarves in all colors of the rainbow. They are most of the time the only pop of color on my mostly black outfits.
- All the skirts I have are cotton maxi skirts. I just love the way they move around my legs when I walk. I wore them at the Glastonbury festival too, wearing my hiking boots underneath. So cute.
- I need to stop buying cheap clothes, even organic cheap clothes. I have shirts I bought last year that were cotton but are so thin that they are basically unwearable.
Next up: playing with a capsule wardrobe, making up outfits with the clothes left on the shelves of my wardrobe 🙂 Can’t wait!