One of my short-term objectives is to refine my wardrobe. While my plans for the future are far from being settled, Tim and I intend to move out of the country within the next few months and, since such a cross-continental journey will require us to pare down our collection of stuff, I hope to use this move as an opportunity to fine-tune my closet. I have, not surprisingly, acquired quite a heap of clothes over the years. As much as I would love to ship every last deconstructed sweater, novelty pin, or pair of animal-print socks across the Pacific Ocean, I will most likely be living in a much smaller space once we’ve found our home abroad and, frankly, I doubt that I will want to spend upwards of a hundred dollars simply to ship one package of goofy socks. It has been fun for me to think about how I might pare down pieces and create an ultimate wardrobe before we make the big move abroad. For instance, I been thinking a lot about concepts I never really considered such as versatility, dressing for the seasons, and durability and I’ve had a lot of fun exploring these ideas through new-to-me outfits. The outfit I wore last Saturday was my first attempt at dressing for autumn and, while I certainly won’t be able to do this everyday, I think it was quite the success.
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