Nicholas ‘Kim’ silk cami / Portmans printed mini (eBay) / Alexander Wang ‘Emma’ heels / Bassike stripe dress (few seasons ago from eBay) / Aquazzura ‘Belgravia’ heels / Whistles woodgrain print silk top
As promised, here’s an update on how I’m travelling with my five piece French wardrobe for Spring/Summer (original post here).
Although updating your wardrobe with only five pieces every six months can appear daunting, this doesn’t include replacements for worn out items, or basics, or accessories (but including shoes, as I tend to spend a pretty penny on them). As I venture further into this quest for a minimal wardrobe and build up my collection of basics, the less I will be able to spend on shopping for clothes in general, hopefully.
In my original post, I set out five pieces to update my wardrobe for the warmer weather. It has undergone some alterations and the picture above shows the new-season pieces I have already acquired.
UH OH. Less than half way into the six-month period, I have more than used up my allocated new season pieces. I put this down to the excitement of the new warmer weather, and an insatiable need to look the part (evidenced by the uncharacteristic abundance of prints in my purchases). Although I’m on a self-imposed shopping ban until my Europe travels next April, what if I want to add another item in February when the weather is stinkin’ hot, because it is more practical or suited to my current lifestyle/mood than what I have already purchased? Do I break the ban or stay strong?
I need to see how the rest of this season plays out and if I succumb further to the consumerist bug. Another update is in order at the end of my first “five” piece French wardrobe challenge, and perhaps the lessons to be learnt for Autumn/Winter 2014 will become apparent.