My husband wears the same outfit to work every day. To be fair- it’s a variation of the same outfit.
He has two choices: wear a button-down shirt & tie, or wear a school polo shirt.
That decision practically makes itself!
Polo shirt with school emblem & either navy/brown/khaki pants it is.
Every day. As in EVERY DAY. 5 Days a week….sigh. I try, but it’s a losing battle :). I can buy him all the beautiful ties in the world, but he just isn’t going to dress that way for work. Since he teaches several PE classes like weightlifting, he does sweat and is often running on the soccer field, etc. So it makes sense- but sometimes I get SO TIRED of washing those shirts and pants endlessly.
But it made me think.
He never wonders what he’s going to wear (unless I forget to do laundry! <insert evil laugh> 🙂 ) It’s never a struggle when something doesn’t “come together” for him. It always comes together. The only thing he has to do is make sure it isn’t wrinkled.
It’s minimalistic. Which happens to be a trend these days. I guess you could say the hubs is trendy. HA!
-Crystal, at Money Saving Mom always talks about how her wardrobe is very minimal. She keeps a few staple pieces, and just switches what she wears each piece with, to create a new look.
-Stacy & Clinton on What Not To Wear (TLC) are always stressing the importance of buying only a few good quality pieces that can be mixed and matched, as opposed to many cheaper quality pieces that don’t last as long, and are not interchangeable.
So, I am contemplating a closet downsize. Me- the girl who literally went months my freshman year of college without repeating the same outfit! The more that I think about it though, these days- with work and a baby, I am drawn to the same few key pieces, and then I just accessorize differently with scarves, jewelry, etc.
I have made a small step in the right direction…I gave away 2 pieces that I don’t wear anymore. That counts for something, right?
What are your approaches to your wardrobe? Do you live by a strict “buy one, get rid of one” policy, or is your closet full to overflowing? If it’s full, do you REALLY wear all of those pieces? Spill it… 🙂