Wardrobe Over Haul

What I need is a wardrobe over haul. But my closet is such a mess! I need help figuring a few things out.  I’m somewhere between stay at home and live in sweats and working girl wardrobe.  I hate sweats! I love pajamas, but it’s awkward to answer the door in the middle of the day in pajamas, isn’t it?  I want a soft, warm, comfortable yet presentable wardrobe.  The key is to purchase the right fabric.  The really soft knit, I buy from an online company, Girl Charlee. I also purchase soft cotton poplin online, here I love the way it moves with me and looks great when I use it for my skinnies.  I always get compliments. See, I wear lounge clothing everywhere, it’s just sometimes it looks a little more dressed up.

I was reading about a base wardrobe, with 10 in each category that remain the same year round.  I love this idea!

  1. Workout (pants and tops)
  2. Lounge (pajamas, yoga pants, big comfy sweatshirts)
  3. Layering (tanks and tees)
  4. Outerwear (jackets, swimwear, hats and mittens)
  5. Formal / Accessories (necklaces, scarves, earrings)

This isn’t a capsule wardrobe, it’s separate. YAY!  Clothing I can wear and not feel guilty it doesn’t mesh with my capsule, the perfect formula for a wardrobe.  😉

The latest blog I read, over at a pinchofyum.com,  suggests figuring out why your style is or what types of things you do so you can build your own formula.  I love that idea, like I said I don’t have a wardrobe for work anymore.

  • Active: gym, kids, on the go, etc.
  • Work: office, meetings, etc.
  • Dressy: formal events, concerts, etc.
  • Fun: restaurants, date night, etc.
  • Lounge: movies at home, baking, etc.
  • Daily: groceries, errands, work-from-home, etc.
  • Doctor appointments: rehab, physical therapy, counseling, etc.

My wardrobe falls between lounge and fun.  YES my lounge clothes are worn for doctor appointments. LOL But, when I’m not going to doctor appointments, I have FUN clothing I wear.