One morning, a few months ago, I opened my closet and mumbled the same thing most women have said at one point in their lives: "I have nothing to wear." The thing was, I wasn't being melodramatic - I was staring at a closet full of printed dresses and one-pieces, all of which had been exhausted and with limited options for mixing and matching. As a condo dweller in a big city, it just isn't spatially convenient to have a closet full of dresses - and that's hard for me to admit, since you guys know that I love my dresses.
Lately I've been allowing trying to build up my separates and have noticed a huge improvement in the amount of wear that I'm able to get from my clothes. Take these Aritzia white culottes for example; you guys have seen them worn all summer with little tanks and crop tops, but now I'm getting so much more wear out of them by pairing them with heavy knits and booties. This sweater is a newer addition to my tiny wardrobe and already it's been working overtime, being paired with trousers, skirts and tights.
Will I give up my love for dresses and all things pattered? Probably not - I really love wearing dresses. Now though, I'm going to try to be a bit more selective on which dresses make the cut and put a larger focus on separates. My tiny condo-sized closet will thank me.
|Culottes - Aritzia, Sweater - Topshop, Bag - Chloé, Shoes - c/o Geox|
What do you guys think? Are you in the same boat as I am with your closet space, or are you able to have as many dresses as you want? How do you mix and match your wardrobe? Let me know!