Related post: Building a curated wardrobe
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.