Thursday, 24 January 2013

In the bleak mid-winter



As I write this blog, snow has been on the ground for a week! It is very beautiful to look at and fun to go out in at first. However, I hate driving in ice and snow so I have been pretty much house-bound for most of the week.

Whilst 'holed up' l have been giving thought to my wardrobe. I have managed to resist buying clothes in the post Christmas sales, except for two layering tee shirts in Gap outlet at £2.99 each! So, I have decided not to buy anything new until spring (March/April). I will make do with what I have to see the winter out, meaning I will have to think of different ways to wear them each day.

In my winter wardrobe, then, I have:

  • 1 pair of denim jeans (bootcut)
  • 1 pair of cord jeans (skinny)
  • 1 pair of black trousers 
  • 1 denim skirt
  • 1 black & beige skirt
  • 4 jumpers
  • 2 cardigans
  • 4 thinner tops (dressier)
  • 4 long sleeved t-shirts
  • Some camisoles & sleeveless t shirts
  • 2 dresses
  • Knee length boots
  • Ankle boots
  • A selection of scarves & jewellery
From the above items (which seems a lot when written down) I am able to put many different combinations together, adding in accessories to complete an outfit. 

Capsule Wardrobe 

One good way of making a few items of clothing work is to create a capsule wardrobe by choosing three colours that suit you, a neutral and two other colours, and aim to buy only clothes in those colours. Everything in your wardrobe should then go together and you won't have any 'orphans' hanging there unworn, costing you money! This works particularly well when you have to pack to go on holiday and can only take a limited amount of clothes in your case.  I will talk more about capsule wardrobes at a later date.