For this summer, I am going to try a new approach to dressing myself. This will be an extension of what i do already, but as an actual project. My friend Kaitlyn told me the other day that she has a box with "summer clothes" which is different from her "winter clothes". Normally, I haven't done this. But this is kind of what I'll be doing.
My plan is to streamline my wardrobe, and stick to just wearing the things that I love, that are well-made, and fit well. I'm going to abandon the clothes I have that aren't just right, and instead focus on not acquiring more but sticking to the pieces I have that are essential, and gorgeous. As many of you know, I've been rather careful about what I buy in the last while. Though I have loads of stuff from hm, i always check what it's made of, and where it is made. I make no apologies about wearing leather and fur, and wear no synthetic fabrics. Instead, i stick to cotton, wool, mohair, with a bit of cashmere and angora here and there. These are the pieces I am keeping.
So in the coming months, you'll be seeing me wear the same clothes two (or more) days in a row. I do this already (disclaimer: i wash every day, change my under garments, and am not a dirty person. get over it). I won't be acquiring anything more. I'm likening this project to Andrea Zittel's-- albeit less insane. In the summer in Victoria, you don't need much clothes. And i'm approaching a more minimalist lifestyle, in a sense. Partly inspired by Zittel, partly by conversations with Mag, partly by this post (haha).. and partly by the desire to have an excuse to wear the same thing over and over.
Here are examples of what i'll be wearing over and over once the weather gets warmer. left, Tee by James Perse. right, dress by T by Alexander Wang. scarf by hm. these but with my usual black. these examples just both happen to be new, and grey.