I don’t need anything for fall, but I could “use” a few things, and yes, I want a few things.
As of today, I have 173 items in my wardrobe (everything is listed here in my wardrobe spreadsheet ). I had 176 items in May of this year, so I’m doing very well keeping my wardrobe in stasis, which was my semi-goal this year. I have obviously added a lot of items recently, but I have also sold many other things I no longer wanted to hold on to and I feel very good about where things are.
Just to clarify, those 173 items include every.single.thing. in my wardrobe (not including underwear and sleepwear) like all the tanks and leggings I wear only for Pure Barre, things that are on their way out but still in my closet, things that I wear only at home like old t-shirts or leggings with holes in them, bags that are stored away, shoes that are stored away, etc. That’s literally everything.
So, on to my fall 2018 wardrobe planning. I use the term planning loosely, as usual; I’m not great at planning my wardrobe or purchases much in advance. And I’m tired of trying to fight that. I like to play around with my wardrobe and if I see something pop up that I hadn’t thought about, but that looks interesting, then I’ll try it. Why not? I like it this way, and it suits me fine. I am very intentional about what I buy and what I choose to keep.
But here are some things I’d like to add to my wardrobe:
Elizabeth Suzann clyde jacket – clay, size small
I know I want to try this and I do need a heavier layer I can wear OVER sweaters when it’s cold out. I am thinking I might be able to get away with this jacket over a warm sweater this winter?
Elizabeth Suzann silk andy trousers – black silk crepe, small (I’m going to order these AFTER I sell the mediums I bought)
Natural/Ivory bottoms: I’m really loving lighter colored heavier bottoms lately. Rachel Comey slim legion jeans? Rachel Comey Elkin pants? elizabeth suzann clyde culottes in natural canvas? I really liked my ES clyde culottes, they were just the wrong size on me so I sold them. I think about them often though, and I believe they’re worth re-purchasing.
Light colored sweater like the one above by Acne Studios. Garmentory (< that is my referral link – if you use it and sign up for an account you’ll get $20 off your first purchase and I will get a $20 account credit) is my favorite place to look for knitwear once it starts arriving. I really like knitwear by Acne Studios, Bare Knitwear, Lauren Manoogian (her AW18 pieces are very oversized though, which isn’t what I want right now), Han Starnes…I am generally trying to only add alpaca sweaters now, and cashmere or wool if it is secondhand.
High-top sneakers? I love the look of these Veja sneakers, but I could NEVER get a pair of that brand to fit me correctly, they always hurt my feet. But I’d love something to keep my ankles warmer. Or, I could just wear socks with my regular sneakers. What a thought LOL.
Ankle boots? I really like the lace-up hiking style boots that are having a moment now (I know…I know…) And these sort-of Chelsea boots by Stuart Weitzman? Meh. I don’t really like ankle boots, or boots at all on me. But sometimes they’re necessary. It would be nice if I could find a pair I like ON me. I’ve always hated ankle boots on me because of my thicker calves and short legs. And they’re so hard to style. Of course, I could try not GAF this winter.
What’s on your shopping list for fall? What do you need? what do you WANT??