You've seen many of these pics before in my initial threads, but I wanted to put them all in one place, so forgive my re-posting them.
Last week I attempted to guess at what a week worth of high-summer clothes would be, and planned to wear them over and over until I was tired of it.
However, the weather decided to be late spring rather than high summer - it got down below 50 degrees F every night! Consequently, I ended up bringing up about a weeks worth of late spring clothes over all, and wearing them.
This week we do return to high summer - it's currently a "real feel" of 111 F, and not to the hottest part of the day yet. It's forecast to reach an honest 103 F (39.4 C)
Lessons learned the first week:
- I like limited options. I love the idea of remixing the same clothes over and over. But I'm not sure I want to repeat the same actual combinations very many times.
- Laundry doesn't always get done in a timely manner. I wanted to re-wear the tops from the first half of the week later in the week, but they were still in the dirty laundry pile.
- I liked the very limited color palette of the first few days. The blue and white that I wore until I ran out of clean laundry are some of my favorite outfits of the summer so far.
- Outfits made out of my favorite pieces make favorite outfits too.
Now, the week of outfits:
#1 EF dress from Susie - worn to church. Cardigan was removed in the heat of the afternoon. It was very comfy, and I'll be posting a thread of just new clothes from Susie sometime today, I hope.
#2-3 worn to a wedding. This dress is getting purged - I'm just not comfortable in a neck that low cut. And I was quite over-dressed, but I liked being overdressed.
#4 worn out with some friends and to bachelorette party on Friday before the wedding. It was really not warm enough for the weather that day, but I didn't want to bring up even more not-summer clothing :) I'll wear this again this week, I suspect.
#5 casual for hanging out around the house. It was still chilly when I wore this, but you know this top, and know I'll likely be wearing it with shorts this week.
#6-7 I think you have seen - worn to visit an old friend. I liked it, and left the jacket off most of the day (after the morning chill wore off).
#8 navy and white - you saw this last week. It'll be too warm this week to re-wear this.
#9 blue chambray and white - you saw this last week too. I can't wait to rewear it - this time without the undershirt. :)
The top in #4: I like it, and it fits me well, but I have very few ideas for styling it - with black shorts or white shorts? Maybe with blue jean shorts? Is the top outdated? Should it just go?
The shorts in #4 are ones that I forgot I had until moving my clothes down to the "thrift store". Are they worth keeping around?
Any other suggestions for improvement?
Last week I wore 6 tops (one was just for grubbing around, and I didn't get a pic), 4 bottoms, 2 dresses and 2 toppers. The red dress will be purged, despite its lovely color. I taped it to myself for the wedding, but still felt very self-conscious in it.
This week I won't be repeating much, because the weather is entirely different.