I’ve seen something like this before but it was from an environmentally friendly site that wasn’t particularly style conscious. It was fun to think about though.
I was surprised to see this list on a site discussing “French Chic”. I watched the video and enjoyed it very much.
I lived in southern Europe for 7 years during my twenties. I did notice that women had fewer outfits but the ones they wore were amazing!! I got to live with a family in Spain for a while. They were careful to take off their street clothes when they got home. The mom and her beautiful teen daughter wore ratty bathrobes in the house much in the way we’re learning to wear aprons. Some of the women wore “house dresses” that were rather baggy and plain.
I’ve been sewing nicer t shirts and I noticed they get grease spots on them when I’m making stir fries. I started wearing an apron like this any time I’m working in the house now. It has deep pockets and honestly – it’s convenient. I feel like I’m in work mode.
So now I’m starting to think about why my 10 piece wardrobe would be. I know it has to have a great pair of jeans and a pair of black pants that are quality and fit right. Ann Taylor pants fit me well but I’m not sure where I would buy jeans if I could have one pair. Remember – her philosophy is if you buy fewer clothes, you can buy nicer things!
Thankfully her list didn’t include shoes!
I don’t have a budget to go out and buy 10 clothing items for fall right now. I wanted to implement her ideas though so I started by picking the things I do enjoy wearing from my closet. (This is a reverse of “throw out the things that are worn, don’t fit or out of style” advice we often read.) I came up with about a dozen pieces and they do work well together. The other items are hanging out in the background while I wait for colder weather to get here.
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Do any of you have ideas on stretching your clothing dollars as we transition from summer to fall weather?
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