Happy day, Dear Reader of Mine!
How goes it? Such a simple question. With potentially complicated answers!
It’s an important question to ask about many aspects of your life, but you know me…
I’m asking about your closet this season. (I specify this season, because trying to answer that for your entire wardrobe can feel overwhelming.)
What are you wearing to death?
What isn’t being worn? Why?
Are you missing something that will make it work?
Or are you simply over it?
I’ve taken a quick look into my closet to see what is and isn’t working to answer How goes it?
SPOILER ALERT: You can bet your britches the answer(s) will inform my Summer Capsule Wardrobe choices a few weeks from now!
How to Know How It Goes
My favorite way to find out what is and isn’t working in my wardrobe is to start the season with a Working Wardrobe Exercise to find out what I really am wearing. I can look back at selfies (WHEN I am good about taking them daily…) for the same information, but there’s nothing like a quick peek at the closet rail at the end of a month or two to let you what you have and haven’t worn.
Most everything, thank goodness! At the end of March, a quick look at my closet rail showed only two pieces hanging outside the ribbons. My new linen shorts and my long green skirt. This spring, cool temperatures lingered, which is not our norm; I expect the shorts will see more wear now that May is here and our temps are rising… Here they are!
Those same cool temps meant that my navy wool sweater saw far more wears than I ever expected and I was glad to have kept it in my capsule. Now it’s time to switch it out for a navy top that’s more warm weather friendly!
(AND What I’m doing about it.) The green skirt. Why isn’t it working? (Because asking why is powerful.) Well, I’ve managed to take off some of my Covid poundage, and the skirt is now too large in the waist, so I replaced it with a polka-dot skirt I LOVE! Thank you, Noom. #notanad I need to take the green skirt to my seamstress to ask if it can be altered. I doubt it’s worth it. I’m sad. Don’t have a seamstress? Here’s why you need one!
Some other things that aren’t working: My pink twirly dress doesn’t feel right. I wore it one time the first week of the season and not since. It’s not too dressy, I simply want something with a little more sass. I replaced it with a dress that was living in my jammie drawer. No, it really doesn’t fit with the palette I envisioned, but that’s okay. A dress can stand alone.
How About You?
How goes it in your wardrobe this season? What are you wearing to death? What isn’t seeing the light of day? Why? Are you missing something to make it work for you? Are you over it? Do tell! Have you done a Working Wardrobe Activity this season? Last season? I love to hear from you!