Six months ago, I got rid of all those clothes that no longer fit or looked good. I took a cold, hard look at what really flatters me. Now, I am suffering from an identity crisis and hating all the leftovers. Recently, I have seen a movement towards people opting for a capsule wardrobe or uniform. With life being as busy as it is, I find myself looking for that. I wish I had a dozen perfect garments I could never tire of wearing, like everything from Humanoid. It's ironic that I got paid for my taste and I am told that I have great taste but just not when it comes to myself. I feel this is an internal struggle that many women suffer from...what I would like to wear and what looks good me.
My old go-to formula consisted of a dress or skirt with a sweater or tee, black tights with high heeled sandals or tall boots plus an occasional blazer. A-line skirts and dresses were my comfort zone. They hid my stomach/thighs plus the black leggings hid my legs. I’m forcing myself to really love something plus fit into a list of key pieces for my lifestyle, with a few standout pieces. This list doesn't address summer, which is an entirely different animal, but now that I am in Dallas, I am going to have to change that.
In my world, I believe every woman should own:
1. a wool camel coat or a shearling coat
2. a soft lambskin jacket that is good for all seasons
3. a lightweight army jacket, for layering
4. two to three blazers, especially one black
5. a few fabulous knit + cashmere sweaters: comfy + fitted
6. some woven button down shirts: patterned, solid, comfy + fitted
7. white ribbed sleeveless tee-shirts
8. camisoles for layering, I especially like the ones from Hanro
9. a skinny and baggy jean, leather pants, jodhpurs, black leggings and for me, overalls
10. v-neck tee shirts for layering
11. a few dresses and skirts, I opt for a-line due to my shape
12. flat boots: ankle and tall
13. a sneaker
14. a flat pointy shoe. I like pointy because it elongates my legs
As for heels, it's sad to say but they are getting harder to wear :(
Since the advent of the internet, I've become a online shopping junkie yet my addiction has helped my bank account because it has forced me think about my purchases. No longer can I shop all day like I used to because the results would either leave me with nothing or with items I was unsure of. Now, I am holding the new things I bring into my closet to a very high standard. It’s a challenge. Let's see if it lasts, cause I am fickle when it comes to looking good.