Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The black wardrobe argument! (Part 1)

So I've been having the age old first world problem of not being happy with the clothes in my closet and trying to figure out how to make my wardrobe more versatile. On top of that i dont have much storage space as our bedroom doesn't even have a closet and what space I have I share with my dh... So I have been evaluating my wardrobe and wardrobe needs. It came down to these points:


Making use of space: with a new job coming soon I need a wardrobe that translates well between work and play. As a hair stylist my dress code will most likely be black/white ect. With such small space for storage having two separate wardrobes is just not an option. Having an almost monochromatic closet will mean I won't need as many clothes/shoes ect. and matching will be easier.  

Making outfits easier to put together: Let's be real I am lazy when it comes to getting dressed and a black closet would  make putting outfits together that much easier. I feel like I would actually have more options where now it seems like I have one top that only goes with one bottom and I have to have the same shoes in different colors so they match (i.e. I have black navy and brown flats). With black I could eliminate a lot and make room for more a few pops of color/fun detail pieces

Quality vs Quantity and Black is classic: I am so sick of shopping and finding trivial inexpensive things that I "just love" that I either quickly tire of, they go out of style or they fall apart. Or worse I have to go out and buy something else cause I have nothing to wear with it. (And that falls apart and so goes the vicious cycle!) Which is like the worst shopping mantra ever. So I have decided it is worth the effort to spend more on things that will last. The problem is spending more per item does not mean my shopping budget can grow too. I think the answer is black and black also classic and timeless so i feel i will be able to wear each article longer.  Because my goal is that each item matches everything else in my closet I may have fewer things but I will be wearing what I have a lot more AND be able to have more outfit options! I'm liking the less is more idea. :)


Black could be boring: but coming from a from a former emo teen who still loves black. Not to mention I already have a lot of black in my closet. I gravitate towards it just always bought clothes with color cause I had this notion in my head that I had too much black in my closet and "needed" color. (Thanks mom) ;) Also black is sexy and sexy is never boring. Hey if it worked for Coco and Grace Coddington it could work for me. 

Always funeral bound looking? Well then I will be prepared lol not mention wanting to channel my inner bad ass while still looking classy I think it will hardly look like funeral material. 

Those were really the only two cons I had   I think I'm gonna make the plunge and start cleaning out my closet. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Monochrome wardrobe a yay or nay?

To end thing here are some of my own black outfits:
This shirt has tiny skull studs that I loveee

My hair has gotten so long since then!

This one was black and red for valentines day but you get the idea lol

New shopping mantra: 

Less is more and black is best. Will it match everything? Is it comfortable versatile and well made?

Do you have one? If so I'd love to know what it was

****if you would like to see my sources for images you can find them one my Pinterest board 'that girls got style' username MAGPIE1090 


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