I love clothes, and when I go shopping, I have a tendency to buy things that are bright and bold and may or may not work with anything else in my closet. I just buy what I like, but not always what I need, and I NEVER buy basics (seriously, I don’t even own a pair of black pumps). As a result, I’ve completely run out of things to wear (hence the lack of outfit posts around here–you guys have already seen everything I own). I mean, I can’t wear a neon green neoprene skirt to every function…so I need to start thinking differently about what I buy when I shop for clothes.
I’ve been doing some “spring cleaning” at home and my next task is to clean out my closet. In addition to having a lot of pieces that I can’t wear all the time, I also have a lot of pieces that just sit in my closet taking up space that I haven’t worn in years. I’m reading this really great book called Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, and in it the author explains the process of how to clean out your closet (and the rest of your life) by thinking through what’s really essential. So I’m planning to do that in the next few weeks and then give myself a budget dedicated to purchasing basics that can work with the items I already own and love and help to expand my wardrobe beyond just a few novelty items.
I’ve picked a few items that are going to be great as we go in warmer Spring and Summer weather. If you’re in the market for a few basics yourself, consider some of the options below!