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The side effects of curating a wardrobe

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Side Effects

Since I started curating and paying more attention to the content of my wardrobe about two years ago, it has enabled me to define my how I want to look. In the process of doing so, I have slowly trimmed down the size of my wardrobe to the pieces that I would wear over and over again.

It’s helped me to think very thoroughly before shopping. It’s really rare for me to see something I like and buy right away. If it’s worthy, I’d get it, but a lot of times I’d pass. As a result, I only bought three shirts, two pair of pants, two traditional dresses, two dresses, two pairs of shoes and one bag in the span of one year — I’d say it’s a stark contrast to my previous shopping habit!

On a positive note, most things in my wardrobe complement each other. I have grown to love wearing achromatic colors almost 24/7 and feel very comfortable in my white shirt, grey skinny jeans and black shoes for a day out.

People around me notice my supposed style. Some admire, adding, “She’s always wearing some white flowy tops with black pants.” Like it’s a signature.

But you know what I’ve just realized recently?

I’ve grown immensely averse to any clothing item that’s bright and colorful — my wardrobe is color coordinated and if you have a peek into it, you’d see that it’s dominated by black and white. People around me seem to think it’s a disorder I have to overcome.

You should wear more color

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    January 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    I used to be a black grey white person.. Very mono to the extend that even my car has to be black or white so as the furniture in my house.. Hitam Putih je… But eversince I have a daughter.. I’ve dared wearing blue green and even yellow to complement her outfits.. having kids change you.. they really do.. And I kinda enjoy having a bit of color to my life.. Meriah sikit bila buka wardrobe… Haha…

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      January 25, 2014 at 2:47 PM

      Sama! I need to have my gadgets and future car in black/grey/white, too! Hahaha! I’m planning to take baby steps in expanding my wardrobe’s color palette, but I think I’ll still be sticking to neutrals and pastels.

      Hmmm. I think if I were to have a daughter I’ll get her to dress in black/grey/white/neutrals too hehehe.

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