In May I am returning to what this blog is all about, my wardrobe! This month I will be bringing you tours and discussions about my whole wardrobe, including clothing, shoes and bags. I will also be posting about my wardrobe choices, how I feel about individual items, and how I use them.
This week I am finally presenting you with my updated clothing tour video. I guess it is time to update my taglines, because the new official count of my wardrobe is 25 items of clothing, 4 pairs of shoes and 2 bags.
This video has been coming for a long time, and boy, have I had a lot of people asking for it! Strangely, I was originally planning on waiting a few more months before I made it. The reason for that is that there are still a few items I’m not sure I want to keep. In the last week, however, I decided to take my own advice and go ahead and make the video with the knowledge that a wardrobe is never really ‘perfect’ or ‘complete’.
Often when I make a video like this, people begin to ask about the brands of the items I own. I was considering adding the brand subtitles to the video to avoid these kinds of questions, but I decided not to do so in the end. I have owned some of these items for years, and some come from fast fashion sources. The last thing I want to do is to promote these. Next weekend I will post a detailed account of each item on my blog, where I will include such information. I will post the link in any wardrobe tour related videos I make to avoid explanations for those who are interested. I know that a lot fewer people read my blog than watch my videos, so I’m happy with this less obvious exposure for those brands that I no longer support.
The last time I let you into my wardrobe was when I first started my YouTube channel in January 2017. A lot has changed since then.
When I first started A Small Wardrobe, most of my clothing was white, grey and black. As I slowly downsized from a wardrobe of 150 to 40 items, I was only left with tonal items.
I started off this blog with a tonal palette as a reaction against the clutter I had experienced in my life before that period in my life. When I finally got rid of all my excess stuff, the tonal wardrobe really represented how effortless and free my minimalist wardrobe made me feel. I really wanted to keep things as simple as possible back then.
With time, however, I started to get bored with all white, grey and black. I began to crave a little more drama in my outfits. This is when colour and pattern began to make its way back into my wardrobe, about a year ago now.
Next week I will post a follow up video where I will discuss how I use my wardrobe and what I like and dislike about it. That video and post will go into a lot more detail about my wardrobe.
As I mentioned in my last post, I am taking part in the Common Threads – Woven through Community event in Western Australia over May and June. If you’ve ever wanted to meet me in person, you can! The event is about ‘Integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom’. I will be doing some presentations on my take on sustainability, from a minimalist point of view. Check out the event website for more details! Here is a direct link to one of my events.
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