I didn't set out to make a shopping list, but I did keep coming back to that little collection as I was thinking about what I'd be wearing this spring. Too casual might be the current issue in my closet...so the linen jacket stood out as a comfy piece that could dress up an outfit in a way that would still feel like me. I was able to locate the exact jacket on ebay for $30 (second hand). The jeans felt like a silhouette missing from my wardrobe, in a color that I don't think I've tried before, and again they would elevate my pieces just a bit. (Hopefully, I can keep them clean!)
So here are the pieces that I'm wearing this spring:
olive button down shirt
indigo long-sleeved tee
striped 3/4 sleeved tee
*new pieces in 2018
-Temperatures vary during these months, so fabric weights + styles vary as well.
(sweatshirt + jeans + trainers = warmer. tank + sarouelles + clogs = cooler.)
-Layers. In the transition months, I'll often start the day with a layer on + want bare arms as the day goes on. My long sleeved tops can work as layers with a tank underneath.
-I only have one short sleeved top, because it goes from being cold enough for a sweatshirt to warm enough for a tank quickly. Tanks layer well + are useful all summer long. (This might be different if I spent my days in a more temperature controlled space.)
-Long sleeved tees are on trial. If they don't layer well under and over...they probably don't earn their spots in my simple wardrobe.
-Shoes are important in the small wardrobe. They switch the vibe of an outfit effectively. (jumpsuit + tank + trainers = casual. jumpsuit + linen jacket + flats = a bit more dressy)
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