Going into a new phase of my life soon, and I decided to celebrate this by doing
a tour of Europe on the back of a sexy young man called Mine in our fancy private jetpacks with the Teenage Mutant Naija Turtles, of which King Saul’s Successor+O is one of, as our bodyguards.
Err, no. I decided to do Wardrobe Inventory. SO MUCH FUN, right? RIGHT?
I don’t have enough clothes. No, really. I don’t. Ask me how many clothing items I have and I cannot give you an answer. So, how do I know that I don’t have enough clothes?
*insert Omawunmi’s pretty face here*
So, I journeyed across the state to my multiple residential locations(blame Lagos traffic), just to count clothes.
Armed with my Red Notebook and a borrowed pen, I started to write (I prepared a spreadsheet for later, though)
The key categories included tops (blouses, blazers and jackets, shirts, tees, tanks), skirts, pants and dresses. These are the 4 cardinal points of my wardrobe.
The category details included Colour, Style(Pencil, Vintage), Print/Pattern or Plain, Basic or Accessory, Smart, Casual or Dual Purpose and the best part: Amend/Adjust, Giveaway or Keep.
Do this regularly. It guides your spending habits and puts your whole life in order.
In the process of taking inventory, I learned a few things.
1. Hang your clothes. Lesson Learned. Hanging helps. It is easier to remember what you have when your clothes are hung. Folded clothes are easy to forget. :'(
2. Buy as many basics or staples as you can afford. You need a black pencil skirt much more than you need that Sky Blue Bodycon Zip hip-serving Skirt. The Grey pumps are more important than the yellow ones right now.
These basics give you room to create as many looks and styles as possible. Why? They go with everything. I’m not asking you to go all Shirley-esque with that sexy minimalist style, especially if that’s not your style. Just make sure you know how to do 1+1 before you enter Almighty Formula.
I feel free (Read: I am really hurting on the inside because I cannot justify anything on my lust list, anymore)
This Alaroro Shopaholic life ehn…
Half Hugs, Air Kisses and Discounts,