Alternative Apparel Organic Cotton boxy shirt | size medium
Raquel Allegra double layered skirt | size 2, made in the US, sold out, lighter gray on sale at La Garconne
No6 Clog wedges | several years old, new style (size up 1/2 size)
Admonish leather tote | made in the US
Margot Wolf necklace | made in the US
As I embark on the second year of my “minimal closet” journey, I have two distinct goals for my wardrobe:
- As I need to replace or buy new things, I will try my hardest to find organic cotton alternatives
- As I find myself wanting to add a new piece, or a new color, I will make every effort to first use what I have before buying something new
There are more, goals, but the first one is my priority, the second is my biggest challenge to overcome.
And here they both are, in one outfit!
I didn’t actually get this Alternative Apparel shirt to replace anything, I did it to test out organic cotton t-shirts (more on that later, I promise!), but it turns out it’s a much better alternative to the white Skargorn shirt I’ve had for a few years. That shirt has been on the chopping block for a while, and since I didn’t wear it all summer, I’m ready to let go of it; it was always just a bit big, and the mid-weight material was too structured for my taste.
This Alternative Apparel shirt is a similar style, but thinner, so it drapes better. It has dropped shoulders and a boxy shape, so it hangs nicely, and I appreciate that it’s a little longer in the back. It IS still oversized, to a certain extent, but if I’d sized down to a small, it would fit better – look a little more streamlined. I do like the oversized look to pair with certain things though, like this skirt.
And, since it’s almost fall, and this always happens, I seem to be obsessed with burgundy/bordeaux/wine/whatever. I want a burgundy bag, burgundy shoes…BUT of course, I have burgundy shoes. And I had a beautiful burgundy bag, but sold it. Boy do I regret that…
Anyway, I’m trying to satisfy my need for color – burgundy – by wearing and enjoying what I have. I love my No6 Clog wedges, and they fulfill that need wonderfully. Just a little color, and already in my closet. Win-win.
What are your goals for your wardrobe this fall?