The last time I did a Wardrobe Inventory was back in 2009. Back then, I was only working part time, and still struggling to figure out exactly what I liked. I was beginning to experiment a lot. Some of those experiments were fantastic, others were duds.
My outfits have started to fall into a repetitive rut, so I felt like it was time to take a good look at my wardrobe once again. I counted and photographed pretty much all my clothes. The only stuff I skipped out on: summer clothes (swimsuits, shorts, etc), workout clothes, and pajamas. I didn’t include accessories this time, but I might come back to that later. (Note: Counts are total, some items aren’t pictured)
Casual Tees: 9
Strengths: Several good comfy, interesting tees that are good for weekends.
Weaknesses: Not many solid tees. Need more interesting graphic tees.
Work Tops: 13
I was surprised to see how many work tops I actually have. Most mornings, I have trouble figuring out what to wear for work. This area may need weeding.
Strengths: Lots of great, colorful sleeveless tops
Weaknesses: Need more short sleeve, 3/4 and long sleeve tops. Weed the ones you don’t wear anymore.
Layering Tees: 10, Tanks: 7
I just recently did a lot of thrifting in this area, so I’m doing really good here.
Strengths: Tees and tanks are long enough to be tucked in.
Weaknesses: Get more colors and patterns.
Sweaters: 5, Vests: 5
Strengths: Good weights and fabrics for Florida
Weaknesses: More cashmere. More colors. More handknits. More light cotton sweaters.
You can never have too many cardigans, right? I may need to weed this a bit, but most of these I wear on a regular basis.
Strengths: Lots of lengths, weights and colors
Weakness: More cropped cardis to wear with dresses. More cashmere. Need a cropped white cardigan. More handknits.
Yeah, I’m lacking here. But bear in mind that I live in Florida, so I don’t need a ton of coats and jackets.
Strengths: My red coat is perfect for most of Florida’s winter.
Weaknesses: I’d like a pretty wool coat for when I travel (one day). New hoodie to replace grey one, which has seen better days. Track jacket. Casual, structured jacket. A cropped blazer would be nice too.
I don’t need a ton of jeans, in my opinion. I only wear jeans three days a week (Fri, Sat, and Sun).
Strengths: Dark and light washes, good fit (yay for Gap Curvy!)
Weaknesses: I’d like to have a pair of ankle length skinnies in dark denim again. Need to dye my black skinnies – they’re getting faded.
The first thing that hits me: they’re all so dark! I need some lighter colors, and also better fits (Gap, why did you stop making Curvy slacks? They were perfect!)
Strengths: Love my grey Gap Curvy slacks.
Weaknesses: Most don’t fit well. Need some khakis, olive drab. Need casual chinos. Another pair of cords would be nice too.
This is an area I’ve struggled with in recent years. I have trouble styling skirts, so I tend to not really look for them when I shop. I need to get more intentional about this.
Strengths: Love the print on my green skirt. My pencil skirt fits like a dream.
Weaknesses: Need a colorful pencil skirt. Casual jersey skirt. Denim skirt. Try a maxi. Basically more skirts in general.
Like cardigans, I also believe that you can never have too many dresses. My collection has improved greatly, but there’s always room for more.
Strengths: Lots of great sleeveless dresses. My navy blue dress and my LBD fit amazingly.
Weaknesses: Need more dresses with sleeves. More solids. Knit a sweater dress. More Boden