Saturday, February 25, 2017

Enough is enough (atleast for now...)

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Coats L to R: Rick Owens, Dior Homme, BCBGeneration x 2, Missoni/Target x 2

Inspired by Things we don't need to buy (ever, or for a while) thread on tpf and my present purge mode, there are certain categories in my wardrobe where I feel content that I have enough of enough. As a disclaimer my enough is enough threshold may be higher or lower than someone else's. I'm a minimalist in other areas of my life--my wardrobe is not one of them.

Coats
I downsized several coats from my wardrobe in the last few years. I owned too many coats for living in the tropics and even before the purge, none of them were sufficient for rain or fall/winter travels. I now added in 2 coats, one wool and one for rain.

Watches
Still perfectly content with these 3 watches: white ceramic, steel/rose gold two-tone, and black leather band with white/silver face.

Trouser socks
When I do wear socks, footies or sneaker socks are usually sufficient for my needs.

Hair elastics
Oddly enough I won a giveaway many many years ago and I am still set for life.

Tees
Black is my eternal weakness (enough really is enough) and my whites and stripes are sufficient. With other colors, I buy, then I don't wear, then I purge. Then for some reason, I end up repurchasing to fill a gap, and the cycle repeats. Moral of the story: it's rare when I wear a tee that isn't black, white, or striped.

Bracelets
My wrists are too small and I don't wear them enough to add any more.

Jeans
My tastes in jeans are fairly classic, I like a low-rise, slim fit in a normal color without rips or jazzy back pockets. I have 6 pairs total: dark wash flare, medium blue boot cut (for nostalgia), dark wash slim, medium blue slim, white slim, and my wildcard black wax.

Wallets/Small Leather Goods
Having 3 wallets and plenty of those little zippered pouches, I cannot justify more.

Luggage
3 is enough.

Bags
Have not bought a bag since 2015. I am content, for now...

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What do you have enough of?

7 comments:

  1. Those two coats on the right, especially the colorful one, are gorgeous.

    I have plenty of white t-shirts with some black pattern (whenever I feel like I need a layer, I end up buying a white t-shirt with black pattern, lol) and sweaters. I'm a sucker for woollen, cashmere or all other soft sweaters. Whenever I see some for a good price, I buy it because you never know when you need them, right... But that's a kind of thinking that got me to my excesses, haha.

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    1. Considering you live somewhere cold, the sweaters can be justifiable. ;)

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  2. Such a good question.

    I think I have enough of everything but shoes and jewellry. Ofcourse I have enough of shoes too, but I give myself a free pass to expand my shoe collection. Everything else, I have already built. Ironically, i started building my wardrobe with work out clothes. Then silk shirts. Then jeans. Then dresses. Now, I am at peace for the most part.

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    1. I think it's true that a lot of us in this style community, have enough of everything but these are the categories where I don't have any desire to add more--except black tees, in this case it's an attempt to curb.

      Why did you choose silk over cotton shirts? And how do you care for your silk shirts?

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  3. probably everything. but namely - jeans, shirts, and dresses. and trainers! i made a similar "do not buy" list on my phone too, and it's shockingly how often i'm tempted to break them.

    your coat collection is wonderfully versatile - feels like they suit a range of moods!

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    1. Thank you, it feels good to have a coat collection that is streamlined to better suit my needs.

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  4. Aside from black blazers, the other category I have too much of is button-down shirts. I think the problem is I buy new shirts to keep from wearing out my favorite ones!

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