With 2015 on the horizon, I have been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish this year. I would love to grow the blog to include my musings on design and fashion, while still posting the occasional food post. I also want to focus on simplifying other areas of my life, starting with my wardrobe.
You see, I am a bargain whore. I tend to buy thing based on the fact that something is a good deal, not based on need, or even because I love an item. This has left me with a wardrobe of pieces that I feel mostly meh about. I really want to change that this year, and really forever.
I recently came across the concept on Pinterest of the five piece French Wardrobe. It is based on the way that French women have been shopping forever. You build a wardrobe of high quality basics, and every season (as in twice a year), you are allowed to buy 5 pieces that are trendier or infuse some personality to your wardrobe. My new rule is, if I don’t absolutely L.O.V.E. love it, I don’t buy it, no matter how much of a bargain it is.
At the core of this concept is having a really good set of basics..
I am first and foremost a mommy, so I tailored my list of basics to my mostly casual lifestyle.
1. T-shirts in black, grey and white
3. Some great go with everything jeans. I am including a dark denim wash, black and white on my must have list
4. A cashmere sweater
5. A wool blazer
7. A leather moto jacket
8. A little black dress
9. Shoes including, booties, sneakers and a pair of black pumps.
10. A great watch and leather handbag
Luckily, I own most of these items, except for the black dress, so there is very little investment to get started on it. Of course I have a few more items in my closet that I plan to keep as well, but these are the things that are go with everything essentials for me.
Even though it may seem boring to dress in neutral basics everyday, I love the simplicity of it, and I can always zhush things up with some great accessories.
I am really excited to about this experiment, I just hope I am able to stick to my guns, and not give into buying things because they are a “good deal.” I am also looking forward to finding my five treasures I cant live without each season.
What do you think about this? Would a minimalist wardrobe work for you?