I can go two weeks without doing laundry. I could actually probably go longer clothing wise, but I only have enough underware to last me two weeks. I am partially impressed by this fact and partially horrified by it. I mean I have 29 dresses hanging in my closet, and one in my hamper. I should never have any excuse not to be dressed properly. Not that I ususally am, I'm just saying.... Every two weeks when I do laundry, I go through the same thought process. As I shove my clothes on the rack of my closet hoping to sqeeze another four shirts on the less than an inch I have left on the rod, I think about down sizing. Then I promptly forget that thought because the best solution to this problem is of course to get a bigger closet or move my etsy inventory, which takes up a good 3rd of the closet. Because, i just could not bare to part with any of my clothing. Except I probably could. And then I saw this post and it got me thinking about what my practical wardrobe would look like. Which has led me to some very interesting style revelations. A practical wardrobe for my life right now probably looks something like this:
- Work wear- Office appropriate dresses or skirt/blouse combos.
- Day wear- More casual dresses or skirt/blouse combos for weekends or days off/music gigs
- House wear- dresses or seperates (slacks/maybe jeans) for wearing around the house or for cleaning
- Night wear/Special occassion- A few nice, or more dressy dresses for going out or special occasions
- Rehearsal wear- things that I can move and dance in
It's not a terribly glamourous list, but it would finction very well for my life. I think alot of things in each catergory could probably transfer over to another catagory. Blouses I would wear for work could always be worn as day wear as well, and so forth. Actually I think the first two categories are the hardest for me to seperate, but I'm hoping this will come naturally as I build (or weed down) to the essentials. Since I abhor suits, it might be a little difficult, but eventually it will sort it's self out. But anyways, the point is that my current wardrobe is a modge-podge of confusion (much like the attic of my mind), and doesn't really feel very cohesive. Now granted, I don't think a wardrobe should be so very matchy-matchy, But it would be nice to have shirts to match skirts, and y'know, a geneal rhyme or reason to my clothing? Which is something that comes from my cumpulsive thrifting habit. But it also comes from the fact that I've always had a hard time sorting out "my style" as far as vintage goes. I've written very long winded posts about this before. I have always had a really hard time saying "yes this is the decade for me," because my tastes are so varied. Well I began to realize that in terms of shillouet, and style, the types of clothes I lean towards the most are those from the 40's. So this weekend I'm going to start trying to build a more cohesive wardrobe.