The Wardrobe Project aka I'm Gonna Wear All of My Clothes

Greetings pals!

I am terrible at wearing clothes. I don’t buy them a lot, but when I do, I don’t think about what I already have at home and whether stuff with go together or not. I hold onto clothes that I like the look of but that don’t go with anything (or even fit sometimes). It was getting a little ridiculous, so I came up with an idea.

Enter the Wardrobe Project.

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Simply put, the Wardrobe Project is a challenge that I am setting myself to wear all of my clothes (not all at once). If I can’t make a piece work of it it doesn’t fit, then I have to donate it or throw it out. I’m not just talking clothes either - I’m talking bags, jewellery, socks, nail polish and anything else I can think of.

Another reason I am giving myself this challenge is to help me with budgeting. As I inch closer to full-time employment I’m growing more conscious of not only how I actually spend my money, but also how I wish I spent my money. My ASOS wishlist is packed to the rafters, as is any other fashion wishlist I can create. I’m a hedonist. I see something and think PRETTY!! and then buy it without thinking. I have brown calf boots that, whilst nice, don’t really go with anything I own. I have a pair of gold loafers that I have never worn but I bought because they looked so nice. This challenge will force me to be honest about what I like and what I don’t, and also show any gaping holes in my wardrobe (like black flat ankle boots). My ultimate goal is to create capsule wardrobes for each season and have my wardrobe work on the basis of a neutral palette, with accessories and makeup providing the colour.

With all this said, I decided to take my first pictures for the project. I’m not gonna lie, I felt a bit ridiculous standing in my garden taking pictures of myself posing. I guess I’m not quite there yet with the confidence, but exposure therapy is often the best therapy!

This was a fairly easy outfit to put together. The dress is from Junarose, the kimono is from New Look, and the boots are from an old fancy dress costume (!). The jewellery is vintage from a Christmas fete last year.

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This was a fairly easy outfit to put together. The dress is from Junarose, the kimono is from New Look, and the boots are from an old fancy dress costume (!). The jewellery is vintage from a Christmas fete last year.

I'm excited to get stuck into this project! I hope you enjoy coming on my little jaunt with me.

Love, always.

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