The lovely Janice of The Vivienne Files recently wrote this piece about an 18 piece mini-capusule wardrobe. It appealed to me, as I could see how it could reduce early-morning stress and save time.
So, Friday, I selected my pieces for the next 10 days with a little faith that the weather here just has to warm up.
I chose light and some bright colours and some navy and grey for cooler days, just in case.
As Janice instructed, I allowed these 18 items to hang on their own in the wardrobe.
It all looks so neat and organised in there. A first!
So I can see benefits straight away. I'll keep you posted on how I get on, starting with
Day 1, Saturday
Sunny and bright but a cool day. My first day; my contingency plan has already kicked in.
I layered in warmer, darker, colours. Here's the navy-based scarf from the National Trust Shop.
Peacocks grey jeggings with M&S navy cardi. Underneath is a voile shirt/tunic thing in a grey/navy and mauve print. I should have unbuttoned the cardi to show you it. I'm not very good at this!
And I went here
Standen House, East Grinstead. More on that soon.
Day 2, Sunday
Today feels warmer. So I've brought out the bright!
Yellow cardi and old 7/8ths chinos, snakeskin flatties, all M&S with yellow vest, Next.
I first layered with the H&M denim shirt
but quickly switched to a warmer, thicker M&S sweater as there was a nip in the air ...
which pleased The Photographer as he loves hanging around for wardrobe changes. Not.
A close-up of my metal bracelet. From a charity shop, 75p. Bargain!
A pretty perfect spring day ... apart from the sea tipping to the right!
I strolled along bustling the seaside promenade
then passed by the sailing club
to meet up with the family for morning coffee.
Two days into test-driving Janice's 18 item wardrobe and I'm doing well.
The only fly in the ointment that I see is that after coffee, I picked up the first of the jackets in the beauty parade for The Perfect Spring Jacket. If it's a keeper then I have to remove one item from the original 18 piece-er. Thems the rules. Oh dear. Which piece do I ditch? I can see obstacles here.
A la perchoine.