Style: shopping in my own wardrobe

After my last attempt of not planning a thing but trying to put outfits together using only things that haven’t been out in the real world for the past 6 months, I got a little curious about what else is hiding in the back of the wardrobe.

I thought I’d give myself a bit of a helping hand by pulling some things out that I didn’t really recognise so was pretty sure they hadn’t been out in a while. To be fair, some of these items could belong to Liz and that’s why I didn’t remember them. They still haven’t been out and about in a while so I don’t think it’s cheating that much.

A lot of the pieces I did pull out where quite pattern heavy so I decided as long as each days outfit had at least one old item, that’s just fine.

Day 1

This outfit had a shirt/dress thing that I’m fairly sure isn’t mine and hasn’t seen the light of day in at least a year. I felt a bit like a 90s art geek, but didn’t hate it. Maybe this top would be better suited to summer, maybe with a cami dress just to keep with the 90s theme.

Day 2

I loved this outfit. Definitely not my skirt and I was definitely wearing it the wrong way round for most of the day, but it was so comfy and made me feel pretty amazing. It also helped that I was wearing a pyjama top and the comfiest soft bra ever. Never been such a fan of skirts but I think I’ve been converted.

Day 3

I’m not too sure what happened here. A bit ‘Clarissa Explains It All’ or ‘Blossom’ or any other 80s/90s teen show. Didn’t hate it though. Super comfy. Maybe I should try all these pieces in different outfits for more put together looks.

Day 4

Love, love, love this look. It was a nice little bonus that this skirt never used to fit. I think maybe because I’ve never been such a fan of skirts, feeling good in this one made everything so much better. Definitely converted to the world of skirts.

Night 4

This night saw an impromptu, surprise blind date. Moral of the story, don’t give your number out to strangers on a night out. Especially the ones you know are weird even after a couple of glasses of wine. The night wasn’t a complete bust though. Managed to put together an outfit I absolutely loved with some trousers that probably haven’t seen a night on the town in well over a year. Hopefully next time this outfit comes out it’ll be on not such a crazy date night.

Day 5

This was a hangover from hell day. Wild Friday nights out do not mix with work on a Saturday morning. This outfit was maybe a cheat. I can’t remember the last time I wore these trousers, I went off them at some point last year because the fit started feeling a bit funny. They did the job for the day though. I made it through wrapped up in the comfiest jumper ever. Second moral for the blog – don’t do shots when you have work in the morning.

Overall I think this was a pretty successful week, although to feel properly put together the planning definitely has to be there. There’s more shopping to be done in my own wardrobe before I need to go anywhere near a shop but I’m sure I can come up with some more current looks rather than slightly odd throw back attempts.

For this next week, I’m giving up on planning altogether. I’m leaving my weeks wardrobe completely up to Liz. She’ll be picking my outfits (including shoes) and having the final say in what is going on with my hair and makeup.

I’m quite looking forward to a week without decisions.

Stay tuned!

Much love!