Justine and I have had a book brewing for about 15 years. A minimalist approach to a wardrobe, with quirky illustrations of the must-haves of every woman’s wardrobe… It pops into my head every few months as an idea for a passion project that really should be pursued, but then life happens and it gets shelved again.
It was about 10pm last night when I realized that I wore the wrong outfit. Not that it didn’t look good, or wasn’t trendy or appropriate or anything like that. It just didn’t make me feel my absolute best. I love that eagle shirt, and those corduroy pants with the gold zipper, and my Treetorn boots! But by the end of the night, I was uncomfortable, fidgety and constantly tugging at my clothes.
As I’m working through some pretty big things in my personal life, I’m realizing the importance of giving MYSELF the best (on so many crazy levels, hence the morning routine, which I can’t boast enough about!). Sometimes that can be as simple as saying that “today, I will wear an outfit that makes me feel great”, or even that today ” I am good enough, as is”.
UN-FANCY.COM: Creating a capsule wardrobe, that reflects your intentional style, that is swapped out seasonally and that helps you simplify the inner monologue revolving around clothing and appearance.
I listened to Rebecca Murphy’s interview on The Lively Show and knew right away that this was something that I was working towards without realizing and wanted to hone immediately. I am at the cusp of sorting through my closet and purging some of the items that may not reflect my own intentions for my wardrobe and this gave me the push to force through, gather some research of the direction I’d like to go in, and then make it a priority. Thankfully, my sewing skills can come in handy for those pieces that can’t easily be purchased (I like me solid colored, button up, high-waisted midi skirts that aren’t always on the market!).
Here’s a quick board I put together illustrating some of the key pieces I already own and some purchases I’ll need to make (Rachel Comey boots or equivalent, Tod’s Driving Moc or equivalent… )
So there you have it, a new to me resource that’s helping re-prioritize and simplify the sometimes daunting task of getting dressed, lookin’ good and giving yourself the best. I hope that you can find a little something in there too!