It is now 6 months since I began tracking what I wear. June signals the beginning of winter in the southern hemisphere and we finally have some weather that can be regarded as appropriate for the season in our area. Therefore, some of the clothes I wore in the past month are ones that had barely been touched since I began recording what I wear at the beginning of December.
I have had a net increase to my wardrobe as I added 4 new items and discarded 2. One is not actually new, just new to the list. I can’t believe that I completely forgot to list my turquoise cardigan. Anyway, it is now on the list.
The dress was actually bought in April but I had not added it to the tally since I was not sure that it would be a long-term addition. I have now decided that I will keep it. You can read more about it here. The trousers are slim-fitting pull-on tailored trousers that will be the mainstay of my work wardrobe during the cooler months. I like the fact that there are nor buttons, zips or other fastenings to spoil the line of tops worn with them.
I have now worn 79 of the 93 pieces in my wardrobe. I expect that there will be less than 5 unworn ones by the end of the month.
This is the selection that have yet to be worn during this experiment. They are mostly winter clothes with the exception of the cocktail dress and the formal dress.
I will miss half of the southern hemisphere winter this year as we will be in the USA and Canada for the latter part of July and almost all of August. By the time we return spring will be just around the corner and my small selection of winter clothes will not see the light of day for another 9 months.
What I have discovered is that I can probably streamline my wardrobe further to around 80 items to cover all weather and all occasions and activities. I also know that it is dynamic – an ever-changing process as pieces are worn, discarded and updated.
Until next month………