An Organized Approach to a Changing Wardrobe
Friday, November 09, 2012
Okay, so you all know that I went clothing shopping twice this week. I'm not buying a lot--the closet in my tiny apartment is only three feet wide. But because of my changing size, it was difficult to find tops that went with bottoms. And hard to remember what clothes are at home that do fit right now.
So I made a list. I listed all my non-workout clothing by category: slacks, skirts and suits separately on one side of the paper along with color [for example, blue skirt, khaki slacks, and so on], and blouses, knit tops and jackets on the other side of the paper. I added my measurements because I often forget numbers and grabbed my small tape measure, then headed to the stores.
With list in hand I could easily choose colors of garments that would go with things already in my closet. I could measure the tops or bottoms on the hanger to see if there was a chance it would fit--sizes are all over the place these days. This cut down on the number of garments I actually took to the fitting room and I didn't get tired before I had shopped the whole store.
Yesterday's score: a khaki jacket to go with the slacks already in my closet [a pretty good match although they are by different makers, and I can wear any color top with this], and a purple skirt to go with four tops that were at home [one that I had bought on Tuesday]. I'd call that successful shopping. It made it so easy, I think I'll update my list any time I go clothing shopping from now on.