Wednesday, 16 May 2012
So, I know it's supposedly a very British thing to talk and/or moan about the weather. But - I really wish it would be less wintery! I can't wait to get into some moderately more summery items. Anyway, this is what I've been wearing the past 5 days:
Day 11 - Re-styled Laura Ashley dress, worn with sad face due to the rain
Day 12 - Denim Crescent skirt
Day 13 - Saturday Afternoon Skirt, worn in a French Sailor style (Ahoy there, garcon!)
Day 14 - Nice Surprise blouse
Day 15 - Favourite jumper worn with vintage scarf. Not sure if I like the scarf worn this way - I'm experimenting as I have a few lovely scarves and I want to wear them more.
We're now half way through May and already I can see the inevitable wardrobe gaps. I definitely need more tops and a couple of plain work skirts, but I'm really noticing that my high street wardrobe is really starting to look tired and old.
As I haven't bought much new from the high street for about a year and a half, I wear the same things over and over, and now everything is looking a little worn. The patterned top from Day 12? I think it dates to 2005. The black skirt from Day 14 - I've had that since 1999. Seriously. That's OLD in high street terms isn't it? It's from Oasis and I've even dyed it black from its original grey colour after it picked up some weird discoloured marks. Even though I have a nicer black skirt I always wear this one more. It's such a great basic plus it has pockets.
I don't really want to replace things with new high street stuff, but there are some things (notably jersey t-shirts) that I don't know when I'll get round to replacing. Should I bite the bullet and buy a few new things? Try to prioritise some basic items in my sewing plan?
Have you been phasing out the high street in your wardrobe too or do you, like me, have some old favourites hanging on in there?