Some of you have been asking about what exactly I have left after the Great Closet Cleanout of 2012. I’ve been trying to figure out how to photograph everything, but the lighting in our actual closet is terrible and it seems awkward to just jumble my wardrobe on the bed and take a picture of the pile.
Also, the very idea of that makes me itchy.
I keep getting the same question over and over: What do you mean when you talk about a “tightly edited” closet? What I really mean is that I only have pieces that I’m actually wearing, right now (weather permitting, of course). Let’s take a peek at what’s inside my closet, shall we? Starting with the universal basic: jeans.
I own four pairs of jeans. Yes, really: four pairs. That’s it! Unless you also want to count a pair of skinny corduroys as jeans, which I probably should because I wear them like jeans. So four pairs of jeans and one pair of cords.
The red skinnies and the cords are relatively new purchases; I picked up the cords at the end of last summer, and the red jeans this past winter. The two pairs of GAP jeans are from three years ago, and the Old Navy skinnies are maybe four years old. I hand-wash the red jeans; the others all go in the washing machine, inside out, in cold water. The cords go in the dryer, but everything else gets line-dried.
I don’t love shopping for jeans, and I refuse to settle for jeans that don’t fit right. When I find a pair that works for me, I baby them because I want them to last and last. I’m funny that way.
Your turn: How many pairs of jeans do you own? And how are you feeling about that number? Is it working for you — or are you hording jeans that don’t fit, or scrambling to find jeans you really love?