I took advantage of some sunshine to wash a couple of tops, because I only have five tops to last me for over a week and I don't want to cheat unless I have to. You have already seen the bottoms, but I can assure you that they are still clean - especially since I only wore them for part of the day after I got them soaked - so I wore them again.
The coral top will go with the other pairs of trousers too, so if I had to wash this pair it wouldn't have been a problem. Looking at my project 333 wardrobe, I could also have worn them with a pair of brown trousers or a grey skirt from my Spring 33. The bright pink jeans wouldn't have been a good match though, and I can see that buying those jeans wasn't the best of ideas! However I love them, and I have enough different tops that I can wear with them, so they will stay in my 33 in spite of being less versatile than my navy jeans.
Any picky, pedantic readers may want to point out that the navy trench-coat wasn't shown in my Spring 33! However, if you read the small print, I said that the two dresses pictured would be kept in reserve until the weather improves and in the meantime I planned to keep a thicker jacket and my winter coat from the previous 33. The coat isn't necessary if I wear a cardigan on cooler days, so I decided to keep the trench-coat instead.
Do you have any particularly versatile clothes that you can wear for most of the year? I suspect that it is easier for those of you who love black and have a wardrobe full of black separates, however black is now banned from my wardrobe because I no longer look good in it. I do have some basic colours like navy and brown, but I am seriously addicted to colour now, as the right colours look great on over 60s. I just need to buy wisely and choose colours that will work well with my existing wardrobe.
To make it easier for me, I have printed out a copy of my Spring 33, so if I am tempted to shop I ask myself three questions:
1. Which item will it replace? I need to ensure that it is a good choice and that I will discard something else if I buy it.
2. Will the item go with most, if not all, of my existing clothes?
3. Do I really need it? Note that I have saved the most crucial question till last!