OK, in advance I warn you: this post is bound to be incredibly self-absorbed, so look away now if you're feeling particularly irritable. Otherwise, I'd love your input!
I have decided that I am going to do a ruthless wardobe cull this weekend - I think I mentioned it in my night-time post. The only problem I am having is: how ruthless is ruthless?
There are the obvious ones: blue stripy dress which is terribly unflattering, a 'what-was-I-thinking' robot vest...
But then there are the numerous other items: purple vest, thin spagetti strap vests, sleeveless top with sequin neckline. All three of the items mentioned are merely examples; they are all pieces which don't fit me perfectly. In fact, the thin spagetti strap vests are simply layers to wear under other slightly see-through or school tops. The top with the sequin neckline for example, is several years old and the fit is awful and slightly mis-shapen, and the neckline too low. But I still keep it because I love the gold sequins and it looks pretty good underneath a shirt where just the neckline shows.
There are others: grey shorts with a weird patch of gold studs (a present) and a basic navy t-shirt are two. These are only ever worn for comfort; on holiday, or a lazy day. This is different from sportswear, which I will obviously keep.
The bottom line is: I still wear all these clothes on a regular basis, so it seems silly to get rid.
The line below the bottom line says that none of these clothes make those special outfits, you know the feeling - the ones which you feel truly great in.
So if I keep these items, I will not be able to achieve the aim I mentioned of being able to choose clothes from my wardrobe blindfolded and be happy to wear them (colour, occasion and weather permitting). But is this aim truly attainable? How ruthless should my ruthless cull be?
And how much money will I need to spend on nice basic t-shirts to replace them?