Wardrobe Basics Edit

Today I finished the Wardrobe Basics edit. Using La Pedestrian 's template, here it is:
Sleep shirts (long sleeve) -- 0, I don't wear them
Sleep shirts (short sleeve) -- 0
PJ shorts -- 0
Lounge pants -- 3 ( for sick days. I don't lounge
At-home hoodies -- 0
Long johns (Tops). --5
Long johns (Bottoms)--3
Bralettes -- 1
Bras--14 (eliminated 4)
Knickers -- 22 (eliminated 6)
Crew socks -- 6 (eliminated 4 pair)
Ankle/no-show socks -- 6 ( double as slippers)
Knee socks -- 3(eliminated 3)
Camis/layering tanks -- 11 ( wear daily, will replace most this summer)
Tights -- 10 (4 opaque, 2 sheer black, 3 sheer nude, 3 printed, 5 micro fishnet). Most of these need to be assessed for comfort and condition.
Swim (sets of suit, coverup, deck shoes).. 2
Other sport or exercise gear: 0 ( I wear my regular clothes)

Shopping list: yellow undies to match yellow bra ...1
Replace white and black tanks when there is a sale...4 of each
Look for taupe or grey sheer stockings, better color nude.
Thank you for reading this. Suggestions appreciated.

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  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    That seems good. I just think about the fact that I feel I need so many more of the basics. I don’t know how to wash only seven pairs of socks in the same way I don’t know how to bake only one loaf of bread.

  • Jane replied 1 year ago

    Good work! Love that you don’t lounge! No suggestions but I’m envious of your two robes. I have a thin cotton one, which is pretty but wear jumpers otherwise.

  • torontogirl replied 1 year ago

    So organized Joy - happy shopping! Doesn't it feel good to work though this piece. 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you.
    Rachylou, I wash every day so that even 7 is probably too many.
    Jane, I usually have one robe, but the second was a gift. The main robe ( terry cloth) gets used most for when we use the hot tub and after a shower ...kind of serves as a wearable towel.
    Torontogirl, yes, it feels good and inspires me to do more. I got things better organized and even freed up space for shoes and bags to make them more visible.

  • Jessikams replied 1 year ago

    You sound very much in control of this situation. And yellow underthings, what a fun idea!

  • nemosmom replied 1 year ago

    Nicely done! Enjoy your organized space!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago


    Well done. You look sorted, and have a good plan.

  • unfrumped replied 1 year ago

    Good job and good inspiration!
    I need to edit my pantyhose and tights. I wear both regularly but need to review for pills, fit, “ best nude”, “ best black and off- black” brands for very dressy occasions, and such , as the numbers of items are overrunning my space and there are a lot I’m not wearing.

    I also have a lot of colors of JJILL camisoles( actually tanks) I’m not wearing but hate to get rid of do to the “ I might need this exact color again one day “. Hmmm.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Jessikams, it can be hard to find colorful bras that fit and undies that are not thongs. The yellow is a favorite as is red.
    Nemosmom, I won't really feel organized until I finish the rest of my wardrobe.. I need to find a good spot for hand bags currently with stuff in them before the clean out and putting them away. I keep losing track of them and things like my drivers license and medical cards.
    Thank you for the challenge, Angie. It was a sign that I needed to get going on the editing
    Unfrumped, I am sized out of JJill. It is cut too big, but I know what you mean. Besides camisoles do not take up much room. I usually only wear pantyhose and tights in winte, and several pair do not stretch up high enough on

  • SarahD8 replied 1 year ago

    Excellent to know what you *dont* need at all. I still find it difficult to let go of some just-in-case basics.

    For hosiery, do you ever shop for this category at Nordstrom? I’m considering it, but wonder if the price point will be worth it for such an ephemeral category of items.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Good question, Sarah. I have been pleased with Norstrom socks. They stay up. Smart Wool socks at the Rack are less than at REI. As for stockings, I have yet to find a really good nude for me there. I have bought the micro mini fishnets and they last about the same as other stockings, but fit and length are good. I tried a pair of Spanx sheer nudes and they were ok. I like Donna Karan and Hanes Silk Reflections brands but don't know if Nordstom carries them ( or if they still exist!). I have a pair of Shimera but they are still in the freezer. They look a little thicker than most.

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