I dream of a sparse wardrobe, contained to a perfect selection of neutrals. I’ll blame Sabrina Meijer for this one.
In reality it’s not so attainable. A sparse wardrobe sure looks beautiful but I imagine it would require a steely attitude towards letting go of once loved items and frequent replenishment. Maybe a more consistent climate would be useful too.
My reality is a bit more chaotic and attached than that. I literally dream of losing random objects and get rather upset when characters lose their phone/ sword/ lunch… What if they’ll need it later?
Nevertheless, a sparse wardrobe is a great thing to aspire to. And as I’ve become more and more familiar with the concept of the #frenchwardrobe and AfterDRk I’ve managed to become a wee bit more ruthless.
Hence a revisit to the wardrobe situation. It had got bad again. (Think no drawers, just shelves with clothes everywhere).
So I set my heart on obtaining a set of drawers. Trouble is, my room is tiny. I fell in love with the Malm collection from IKEA but there is zero room for even an 80 cm wide dresser. Then, peeking out from a random trademe tab I spotted this, the Malm 6 drawer chest. 40 cm wide, 6 drawers tall, a mirror in the lid.
My Flatpack had it advertised for an outrageous $589. I found it, brand new, still in cardboard on Trademe for $279. Still exorbitant but way more affordable.
If only there was just that teeny bit more space…
so how about the details…
I removed anything I hadn’t worn in recent memory, to be sorted into bin, charity, storage.
I separated my t-shirts into ‘nice’ and ‘sloppy’. Nice went into the IKEA dresser, sloppy into a drawer in a white Warehouse set of shelves.
For the ‘nice’ t-shirts and tops I changed up my folding system so that I can see each individual item.
I removed out of season clothing for temporary storage.
There was a small space on one side of the dresser, I shifted all of my formal/fancy/nighttime dresses to this side so they’re not in the way of my day-to-day ware.
So now that I’ve got things organised, I can work out my five piece shopping list. I’m thinking a black jacket, a pair of leather lace ups, a sashenka handbag and maybe a few handmade pieces as inspired by Jess...
Do pjs etc count?