One thing I've always aspired is a a carefully curated closet. The older I get, the more particular I become in regards to what I wear, how I style myself, and what brands I invest my coin in. Also, I'm really just tired of the laundry.
I've found myself listening to the Myleik Teele's MyTaughtMe podcasts and have been greatly inspired by her discussions of money management, savings, and the importance of cost-per-wear. There is a certain wisdom to investing in higher quality pieces that offer true longevity (albeit them being more expensive) pieces instead constantly purchasing lower end/lower quality items over and over and over again. These lower quality pieces that constantly need to be re-purchased - or a barely worn because the low costs equates to low value - will, slowly but surely, bite a bigger portion of your wallet than it initially seemed. Just get a pair the Nike Tech Fleece sweats instead of 6 pairs of Old Navy and Target sweats bought on sale and barely worn. Because, one the the higher price tag will do is definitely drive you to wear the pieces.
After reading Elizabeth Suzann discuss her pricing model for her brand (and the very insightful follow up interview on Racked on changes in consumerism practices in fashion), I've decided to double down on my efforts to curate my closet. So I'm clearing out my closet of the unused/barely worn items and vowing to make better use of the quality pieces I do own. In my quest to make sure I do have the best pieces in my wardrobe, I ran across this amazing list of "Essentials" compiled by What Do I Wear. Check it out! Let's work smarter and not harder!
|The Coveteur | Miranda Kerr|
|The Coveteur | Tina Craig|
While I do own a most of items on the list, I guess I should stop being stubborn and finally get a trench coat, vintage Levi shorts, white Chuck Taylors, and a good proper leather jacket.
Starting over and being wiser feels awesome.