Project Simplify: Blue



I hate to say it, but my mother was right. Over twenty years ago, she told me that blue was my colour. Of course, no teen would take kindly to this prescriptive notion and I remember actively choosing other colours to prove her wrong.

That was the early nineties (not known for being a particularly chic period in British fashion), but I wish I'd listened. I have just had an enormous wardrobe clear-out, taking a bin liner of clothes (so full I could barely carry it) to the local charity shop.

What's left? The blues, mainly. Two pairs of blue jeans, a denim pencil skirt and a denim mini skirt, Breton icontops, 50s style cotton tops, a couple of t-shirts, navy jumpers, a cardigan or two (ten). But the main staple of my wardrobe is the blue dress. I have blue patterned iconand printed frocks, a corduroy shift dress, and (my favourite) a denim tunic. The dresses are almost all from Toast.

It seems I have reached that stage in my life where I've found a style and a colour to suit me, and I'm going with it. Navy is a less harsh option than black; there's something Parisian in styling a navy blue knit with a pair of well-fitting jeans, perhaps a scarf, too.

The best part? Getting dressed is so straightforward now. Gone are the mis-matched shades and confusing clashes. Simplifying my wardrobe has simplified my morning routine and for that, I am glad.


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5 comments:

  1. I've wanted that denim tunic for ages! So envious...

    I'm a fan of blue too (navy for the most part, royal blue not so much) - also grey in all shades, and cream. All a bit nautical really! Although I've noticed my wardrobe is also very tartan-oriented. I love tartan. Sea-faring lumberjack must be my look...

    Well done for simplifying your clothes. Streamlining and de-cluttering is so therapeutic, isn't it? A great start to 2014...

    Sarah x

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  2. I find blue less harsh than black. I constantly stand at my wardrobe thinking I must/should/ought to have a clear out. Maybe this weekend I will time the bull by the horns.

    Leanne x

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  3. You can always time a bull by its horns.

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  4. I love the orchid dress - I just wish I had the matching legs as well! x

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  5. I so need to do this! I start a new job next week, back in the corporate world, but with 3 kids to organise in the morning as well! I have got to find the time to simplify my wardrobe and generally be more organised!

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