image from j crew.
i daydream of being effortlessly stylish, loving everything in my closet, and never again dreading that i have nothing to wear.
one can always dream, right?
in my dreams, i roll out of bed to a beautiful closet where all my clothes are hung on wooden hangers and my shoes are lined up neatly and i can put on anything and feel lovely.
there seem to be two ways i can work toward my dream. one: worry less about what i wear (that's fodder for another post). two: focus more on the basics. three: think more carefully about color.
i went through my clothes and did an inventory--i wrote down everything i have. then i made list of the things i feel i'm lacking. i tend to bargain, buying bits and pieces, sometimes missing the essentials to really put a look together. after seeing how much stuff i do have, it was refreshing to see how small my missing item list was. included on that list:
jeans or dark pants, preferably with a slimmer leg
a new summer skirt
some kind of blouse
a light gray cardigan
a couple more everyday shirts
this spring i'm excited to try something new, something feminine and daring--like berry lip stain or orange lipstick or a skirt--on a weekday. who knows, maybe doing something adventurous superficially will somehow transcend to the rest of my actions.
what's in the wardrobe of your daydreams? do you see yourself trying something bolder this year?