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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Deliberate Wardrobe

These thoughts about the deliberate wardrobe from recoveringshopaholic.com seemed very appropriate.
The Deliberate Wardrobe
What does a deliberate wardrobe look like?  I view a deliberate wardrobe as one that meets a person’s needs for her actual lifestyle, as opposed to an imagined or aspirational one.   All of the clothes in a deliberate wardrobe are valued, suit that particular woman’s personal style aesthetic, and get worn on a regular basis.  With the possible exception of a few formal or specialty items, everything is appropriately utilized.  Such a wardrobe contains the colors, patterns, and styles that best suit the owner’s complexion, figure, and style preferences, but is not overly large.   Everything fits wonderfully, is impeccably maintained, and is ready to be worn (unless it’s in the laundry, of course).  The closet pieces are organized in a logical and intuitive manner such that it’s very easy to find what is needed to get dressed well each day.   The deliberate wardrobe sparks joy and evokes a feeling of peace upon opening the closet doors.
I have a little way to go yet, but this very helpfully summarises what I have been aiming at.
I shall carry on with my mending and alterations with all this in mind.

I have two hanging areas and I am currently moving things from the unworn section on the left to the has-been-worn section on the right, I also add a loop of ribbon to the hanger of the has-been-worn to reinforce this.
I have moved items for other seasons up into the loft area to a hanging rail there so only currently have winter items plus the fairly seasonless. I plan on doing a switchover in April and another in September and a final one in November. I find I like to wear my brown/orange things mostly in September and October.
This will give me 3 times a year to really assess my clothing.

The Deliberate Wardrobe

What does a deliberate wardrobe look like?  I view a deliberate wardrobe as one that meets a person’s needs for her actual lifestyle, as opposed to an imagined or aspirational one.   All of the clothes in a deliberate wardrobe are valued, suit that particular woman’s personal style aesthetic, and get worn on a regular basis.  With the possible exception of a few formal or specialty items, everything is appropriately utilized.  Such a wardrobe contains the colors, patterns, and styles that best suit the owner’s complexion, figure, and style preferences, but is not overly large.   Everything fits wonderfully, is impeccably maintained, and is ready to be worn (unless it’s in the laundry, of course).  The closet pieces are organized in a logical and intuitive manner such that it’s very easy to find what is needed to get dressed well each day.   The deliberate wardrobe sparks joy and evokes a feeling of peace upon opening the closet doors.
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1 comment:

Jenni said...

That is very well put and encapsulates what I strive to achieve. I'm not there yet either though. :)