Fashion

Wardrobe Analysis: Part I

Identifying the Problem

Today, let’s take a deep dive into our wardrobes. Don’t worry, it won’t be too painful, I promise!

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Over the past 2 or 3 years, I’ve worked really hard to build a wardrobe that I love. I can honestly say that I love all the pieces in my closet. A lot of that has to do with my new found love of thrift shopping with Goodwill and thredUP. Buying secondhand allows me to find affordable pieces that I love and replace existing pieces that I don’t like anymore. So, I’m finally to a place where I love all my clothes. However, I’ve been noticing some gaps, although I couldn’t quite pinpoint the problem until recently. The issue came to light a few weeks ago while the hubby and I were getting ready to go to my sis-in-law’s for dinner. All we had on the docket was grilling some ribs and playing with the nephews. Nothing fancy, just a casual night hanging out with the family. It’s still a little chilly here, so it’s not quite shorts weather yet and I wasn’t feeling jeans. I just wanted to throw on some leggings and a t-shirt and call it good. Then I realized the problem. Basically, I have no casual clothes. Even though I love everything in my wardrobe, I see now that it’s not completely fitting my lifestyle.

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Problem identified! Now, how do we remedy it? I remember reading an article a few years ago from Anuschka Rees called “Does Your Wardrobe Fit Your Lifestyle.” The title pretty much says it all. The article is all about analyzing your wardrobe, analyzing your activity time, and seeing if they match. For the wardrobe analysis, you investigate how many casual outfits you have, how many work outfits, how many going out clothes, etc. Then you access how much time you spend working, running errands, going out, etc. Once you have that all figured out, you can see if your wardrobe fits your lifestyle and where the differences might be.

Since I do seem to have some gaps, I thought this would be a fun thing to try. So, this week I’m going to take you all on my journey as I analyze my wardrobe, my lifestyle and then fix any disparities I discover. I hope you’ll join me and that this may inspire you to take a look at your closet and see if everything in it fits your lifestyle.

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by! See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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