As I am trying to rack my brain to make personal new year resolutions, my wardrobe is the area I can easily make one. This year I am going to try out the French 5 Piece Wardrobe. My version is not going to downsize my wardrobe to only X pieces, but in which I only buy 5 pieces a season = 20-25 pieces per year. I won't pretend my intentions are humanitarian or tree-hugging, it's more because I make an "obscene" (well over 40+) amount of clothing/accessories purchases every year and yet I seem to wear the same damn things.
I know some versions of the French 5 don't include "basics." In my case I will include basics because a significant chunk of my annual purchases are simple tees/tanks. I admire the discipline of bloggers like Sartreuse and others that adhere to the French 5. While I do consider my purchases, I admit I am at times frivolous with cheap thrills. I admire how French 5-ers choose between A), B), or C) whereas I chose D) all of the above. Adhering to a strict list, means each piece has to earn its slot. For me that means wasting a slot on black tee becomes a lot less desirable.The only slight exception is multiples of underwear under $30 will count as one. Even though I love Gap Body they are admittedly boring and distinctly lack black, so one-offs will count towards the list.
All in all, 2016 revealed an inexcusable lack of discipline in my own behavior. I am not getting any younger and God probably doesn't find my behavior so "cute." As style is the only motivation for my existence, I am hoping imposing this set of rules will bleed into other areas of my life.
What are your style resolutions for 2017?