Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Categories!

The Academic Wardrobe is providing the food for today’s thought.  In planning a wardrobe, you have to plan for YOUR life… and what that looks like.  So, the idea of what composes the perfect list of basics and the perfect number of things you should have off of that list of basics should get based on how you live your life.  Here are my categories and some things:
-Class/weekend (4-5 days/week in class)
-Dance/going out (dance at least once a week, going out twice a month)
-Work/Church (3 days/week)
-Gym (ideally, 3 days/week)
      Running/general workout
-Dress-up Day
      Interview/funeral/preaching clothes
-Dress-up Night (maybe once or twice a semester)
      Cocktail hour, weddings, evening-wear
      Rain, cold, etc.
-top drawer
      Undies, jammies, etc.

Now, how many of what go into each of these categories? How do you decide?
Consider your habits… How often are you doing these things?  I put my usual schedule in parentheses. How much space do you have to donate? How often do you like to do laundry? You want to make sure you have enough clothes to get you between laundry days. Bottoms can be re-worn sometimes, tops less often.  Enough to mix it up is nice, but not so much that you don’t wear things… And this is where you really have to determine YOUR perfect amount, in the words of the unclutterer.

Okay.  Now, this is the part where I leave it right here and go achieve this step in my own wardrobe.  I'd love to know if these are steps any of you are taking in your own wardrobes, or which systems and categories you have.  

Happy day, friends!

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