Our recent move brought a radical reduction in my closet. I probably got rid of over half my clothes. Of the remainder, some are in storage in Florida, some summer clothes and transitional jackets are tucked away in a suitcase here, and this is what I have in my wardrobe from now through February, at least (& I doubt I’ll do a hard break—many of these things were worn in Florida, and layering makes so much difference.)
4 Office dresses (not pictured)
5 skirts (includes 3 black/white)
3 sweater/sweatshirt dresses
13 pullover sweaters
21 layering shirts (includes ls & sleeveless)
That’s 75 items. Add to that the cold-weather items I’ve already mentioned elsewhere,
8 bodysuits (that I wear essentially like undershirts)
14 pairs of tights
8 pair footless tights/leggings
18 pr socks.
15 pieces of loungewear
and the number doubles. I haven’t included dressy/party items. That would be 2 pr velvet pants, 2 velvet T-shirts, a black velvet Henley, a black velvet dress, a silk cami, a glittery gold tank top, a black top with rhinestones and a paisley dress with sparkly gold. The palette is surprisingly tight, but to hit the party circuit, I’d need a topper. There is also a black top with rhinestones around the collar. I can wear the pants and tops (except the lurex gold and the rhinestones) with other pieces to be more casual. Then there’s outerwear: a long, navy wool coat, a bomber jacket, a puffy vest and a lightweight puffer jacket, 2 pr of mittens and 3 pr gloves, a winter hat, 15 scarves, and gym clothes, and I’m probably close to 200 items in my winter wardrobe, altogether.
ETA I will eventually do proper finds of most of these items. The closet pix are just because I’m talking closet, and the others are because I like the variety in one and the sameness in the other. Items in my “festive capsule” were picked up over at least 10 years. This is the first time I’ve put them all together, and I’m surprised at the outcome.
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