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Sneaky Green

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Sneaky Green

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Sneaky Green

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Sneaky Green

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Sneaky Green

Yesterday I decided I should try harder to find some new colours to pair with my purple jeans – I’m pretty sure today’s green fits the brief. This navy/green print top somehow managed to convince me it was pretty much navy, and then before I knew it I was wearing emerald-green and bright purple together!

Recreate

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Recreate

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Recreate

I actually wore this last Sunday, but didn’t get a chance to take a picture. I thought it was worth recreating the outfit for a photo – the burgundy shade of my cardigan is halfway between the red and purple flowers on my dress and I think they work nicely together.

Linking up with Kiwi Womens Style for Wardrobe Wednesday.

Pattern Friends

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Pattern Friends

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Pattern Friends

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Pattern Friends

When I pulled out this skirt and top it did not immediately set off alarm bells – “watch out, that’s a floral top you’re pairing with that¬†spotty skirt!”. I’m guessing that means one of two things – either I’ve become completely desensitised to pattern mixing after following so many blogs the last 12 months, or these items work together beautifully well.

Possibly a mixture of the two.

Reuse

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Reuse

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Reuse

I don’t buy new clothes every month, so most of the time I’m trying to find new ways to mix-and-match what I’ve got. Every now and then I have a little breakthrough, where I discover a combination I hadn’t expected or a new way to style something. More often (unfortunately) I’m just reusing old ideas – like today. Elements from earlier outfits mashed together into a new one.

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Pinterest FailQuest for a Functional Wardrobe - Leopard Print DareQuest for a Functional Wardrobe - Purple

Possibly you might call this cheating, but I call it “functional”. My aim is not to have an enormous wardrobe, nor a “fashionable” one, but a wardrobe where all the items work neatly together to create almost-endless combinations. Because THEN no matter how behind the laundry is, or how much I’m lacking inspiration, it will still be easy to pull together an outfit.

Winter Purples

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Winter Purples

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Winter Purples

The winter blues have struck. It feels like our family has barely gotten over one illness before the next one hits. This does NOT increase motivation for getting dressed and taking photographs.

In the interest of “keeping it real” – I actually was in my pyjamas until lunch time. By the time I summoned the energy for a shower it was only a couple of hours before I was going to go for a run (I’m not unwell myself, just up all hours of the night with two sick girls). So it seemed like a waste of water really, as I’d need another one soon. But I DID in end up getting dressed today, as you can see in the photographs. Which was fortunate because I ducked out to the supermarket and unexpectedly bumped into Little Miss H’s dance class teacher there. I think that sentence was pretty rambling, but I guess you get the point. Which is that I’ve not had much sleep lately.

In other news, I’ve decided to re-tag all my posts with the actual items appearing in each outfit. This is very useful for me (I can easily calculate cost-per-wear of an item, or check if I’ve worn an outfit before). I’m also hoping it will be useful for some of you too (maybe if I’m wearing an item similar to one you own you might like to click on the tag e.g. “grey sleeveless cardigan” and see all my outfits using that piece). I haven’t managed to get all the way back through my old posts yet, but I’ve fixed the last couple of months already.

Linking up with Kiwi Womens Style for Wardrobe Wednesday.