One of my goals in September was to shop consciously, and according to my needs. As near as I can tell, I subsisted last fall and winter on three pairs of pants (that I completely wore through), a couple of sweaters, a flannel, and some ill-fitting graphic t-shirts. I needed an update.

I updated a lot, buying new bottoms and shoes in July and August, and major updates this month. I didn't shop sustainable retailers, as I had a hard time finding items in my size, but I did (mostly) stick to a list, and tried to purchase quality items.

I'm hoping this kind of shopping in September works out to be the sartorial equivalent of spending $150 at the grocery store on Monday, to avoid spending $200 in $30 increments over the course of the week. With the exception of a cardigan, and possibly a pair of booties, I think my cold season needs are met.

Pic below. Starred items were direct replacements/one-in-one-out.

First column: LS striped tee, SS cream tee, black layering tank*, olive layering tank*, felt Panama hat

Second column: geometric print scarf*, leopard scarf*, denim shirt, embroidered shirt

Third column: chunky cream fisherman's sweater*, denim jacket

Photo 2 is my color palette.

We're just finishing up the warmest September on record, but with the exception of the sweater, one scarf, and the cream t-shirt (which just arrived yesterday), I've already worn each of these items at least twice. I think that bodes well for their future usefulness.

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