Before I get into the Summer Wardrobe Update, let’s recape My 2020 Summer Plan.
Which was basically to get a bunch of black clothes.
And this was to help with the stroke recovery by reducing the visual distractions my coloured clothes became.
I needed the confidence boost of the style and quality I prefer (as opposed to clothes that just would do), so I went all-in with a budget of $2,000 to more or less replace everything.
- Colour: black.
- Pattern: none.
- Silhouette: My favourite is still a 3:2 ratio – long top over a long bottom (e.g. tunic over jeans.
- Design Line: Semi-fitted.
- Texture: Light and Smooth.
And I planned a minimally viable wardrobe:
- 1 pair of pants
- 1 skirt
- 2 dresses
- 4 tops (one that can be used as a jacket)
2020 Summer Update
I bought almost everything through my favourite made-to-measure Etsy providers.
- linen pants $158
- box pleated linen skirt $114
- 2 linen dresses $366
- 4 linen blouses $515
- cardigan and a jumper $395
A total of $1,548, coming in $452 under budget. Yay me!
I’m glad I bought “good” clothes, not that I wore them out of the house much because I’ve been cold. And there’s been the small matter of the global pandemic.
And it turns out I can’t wear my coloured and patterned clothes for more than a couple of hours over lunch. They’re too intense to wear when I need my wits about me, like when I’m visiting doctors or shopping.
Plus I’ve got a black dog now, and her hair is already all over them the non-black clothes.
How did your 2020 Summer Wardrobe purchases pan out?