A short cut to getting dressed: create a monochromatic base and change out the top layer throughout the week.
[outfit: Uniqlo basic tank, Madewell high rise skinny trousers, Trade-Mark label pocket shirt, Kork Ease classic wedge sandals]
Summertime in the office can be tricky. We need to balance staying cool on our commute while maintaining modesty and professionalism in the office. For those extra hot days, I gravitate towards linens and cottons in cuts that don’t cling to the body. Here I’m wearing Everlane’s texture tank with a loose fit linen pencil skirt from Target.
[outfit: Everlane texture tank in cream, Target linen skirt circa 2013, Michael Kors oversized zipper wedges]
My closet is now reduced to 60% of what it once was, but there still remains clothes that I don’t wear because they are meant for special occasions, or a number of other reasons. It is frustrating to see them linger in my closet, taking up space, getting in the way of what I wear all the time. So I’ve decided to do a little downsizing experiment. I’m going to remove all the items that haven’t been worn in the past year and stow them away out of sight. I want to know what it feels like to work with a closet that only contains my essentials and pretend for a while that this is my entire wardrobe. After 3 months, I will re-assess what I’ve stowed away with the idea that the experience of having less will help me decide what really can be removed permanently.
[image credit: joinery]
Continue reading “considered living: wardrobe downsizing experiment”