I’m feeling a little blah about my wardrobe these days. Suddenly, despite the fact that I’m basically not shopping (in October I bought one dress, and that was for a project) I am overwhelmed by all the stuff hanging in my closet. I have too many things and no idea how to pull them together into outfits I will love.
Part of my dilemma is that it’s suddenly fall here (seriously: one day it was almost 80, the next day it was hovering near 50) and I’ve essentially forgotten what to wear when it’s not a million degrees. At the same time, though, I am completely over my summer clothes, to the point where I’m having a hard time even thinking about how to remix the pieces that I could be wearing in the cooler weather. I just want to move on to a completely different look.
This is usually the point where I text Chris and say, “I want all new clothes.” Of course, that’s not going to happen, and essentially, I love what I already own; I’ve worked hard to curate a closet of things that work for me. I just need to rethink how they will work right now. I’ve been looking at what other women are wearing, as well as trolling Pinterest and Polyvore for ideas. I would like to make what I have in my closet work, without buying anything new, but I would also like to change up my look and not be wearing the exact same outfits I wore last winter (or the winter before).
There are some pieces in my closet that I’m really loving right now, like my skinny pants and my pencil skirts: I want to focus on building some new-to-me outfits around those items. I don’t necessarily want to change my look, I just want to make it more interesting. And I want to do as little shopping as possible, which means that I need to start by trying everything — everything — on and really figuring out what’s working and what isn’t. Time to open a bottle of Prosecco and lock everyone out of the bedroom for a couple of hours.
What’s your strategy for refreshing your closet? Do you remix or shop? Or do you just wave the white flag and keep wearing what you’re wearing?