Small Fall and Winter Wardrobe

I believe a simple wardrobe makes getting dressed easier (which is especially important when you have 2 little ones).

As I’ve pared down my wardrobe over the past few years, I’ve changed my thinking about clothing. I used to just purchase items whenever I found good deals with little thought of whether I loved the piece or even if I had anything to wear it with.

Now, I stick to a certain color scheme, only buy items I love and don’t mind spending a little extra money on quality (although, I typically purchase second hand so I’m able to get quality pieces for reasonable prices!)

My philosophy on clothing may seem boring to some and I will acknowledge I am not ‘into fashion’ but I honestly feel like I am able to dress nicer now.

My fall and winter wardrobe is quite small but thanks to having a color scheme (blacks, greys, purples and teals mainly), most things are mix and match which helps make my small wardrobe seem larger!

Clothing in the closet (both hanging & on shelves):

  • 6 short sleeve shirts (green print, blue/white stripe, grey, 3 black)
  • 4 long sleeve shirts (navy/cream stripe, teal/white stripe, purple, black)
  • 6 sweaters (black card, green card, grey oversized, black cable, grey turtle, blue v-neck)
  • 4 dresses (paisley print, red polka dot, black, black/grey stripe sweater dress)
  • 4 bottoms (teal skinnies, khakis, black dress bottoms, black leggings)
  • 1 black skirt
  • 5 pair of jeans (3 of these are nice, the other 2 are ‘lounge’ jeans)
  • 3 jackets (black fleece, black pea coat, heavy coat)
Clothing in my dresser (worn at home/as pajamas):
  • 4 short sleeve t-shirts
  • 3 long sleeve shirts
  • 2 yoga pants
  • 2 pajama pants

That’s it, all the clothing I own for this fall/winter.

 

responses to “Small Fall and Winter Wardrobe” 11

  1. I would love this simple wardrobe! I love the color scheme that you have going on – beautiful, cool colors for winter! Mine right now is a mess. I have lost thirty pounds since June and I 'swim' in my clothing right now but I am too stubborn to buy anything new right now since I still want to lose about 10-15 more pounds! I feel I am too close to the goal to splurge already. We'll get there – soon enough! I can't wait to clear out the closet and get things that fit!

    1. Losing 30 pounds is awesome! Congrats on that, the best reason for needing new clothes. While you're still in a transitioning period, you could purchase a basic black long sleeve tee (probably $10-15) that fits your current size and that you feel good in. Then use scarves and chunky necklaces to change the look of it. A black tee is my go-to top, I feel confident in black and with different accessories, the same black shirt looks different.

  2. I love reading about people's simple wardrobes! When I first set about establishing mine, nobody was interested in doing that yet (or at least nobody was posting about it), so it's great to get some inspiration now. 🙂 I love sundresses, for my wardrobe. You can wear them with blazers or sweaters in the winter. And, ironically, that's what's in style this winter!

    1. This fall and winter I have a pair of black cowboy boots and black flats. The boots are comfortable enough for every day wear, are perfect for cold and rainy days and also are quite stylish this year. I invested in a quality pair (Ariat Dixie boots), they were pricey but will last for years. Black flats also go with almost anything (they were the only shoes I wore last fall/winter while pregnant) but they're not good for cold/rainy days. I know 'riding boots' are quite popular this year, they look like they would be comfy and you can easily dress them up or down!

  3. I was wondering what price range you consider when you purchase your clothes, I too am (or consider myself) frugal & usually end up shopping at a walmart or something for clothes. I'm intrigued by the small but nice wardrobe. What stores do you like to shop at?

    1. I mainly do my shopping at 2 resale/consignment stores in town. I'm so thankful that I have these stores because I can buy quality clothes (like $80-100 jeans in like new condition for $10!) I also have participated in 2 clothing swaps this year with friends and have acquired a few pieces that way.

      This year I have purchased one shirt at Target and one at Wal-Mart (both solid tees) but everything else has come from secondhand stores or clothing swaps. I know that doesn't really provide you any help though. Check out your local consignment/thrift stores in hopes to find quality items at frugal prices! I do love Ann Taylor clothing and the classic style of many of the pieces, I own quite a few things from there but it's all been purchased second hand. Three of my sweaters (the blue v-neck, black cable and grey turtleneck) are from GAP and they're all several years old. I used to do most of my clothing shopping at JC Penney before I started shopping secondhand more. Hope this helps some!

  4. Hi there, your wardrobe is a great inspiration to people like me who are also paring down their wardrobe. I think you have a well balanced wardrobe with a pretty colour scheme. I love the sound of your teal skinnies!

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