I've read a lot about this, I really enjoy minimalism blogs, especially Be More With Less. Until recently I owned 48 items of clothing so Project 333 wasn't really a challenge.
Reading everyone's stories gives me loads of food for thought and the biggest benefit of looking at all the capsules was to show me how to bring all the looks together. I can't go as far as saying I needed more stuff, but I certainly wanted it. Dan certainly wanted me to have something to stop the endless discussions about it whenever we were going somewhere!
My issue (and yes, I'm aware it's all in my head) is that we do different stuff - walking, home based stuff, bodding around towns and cities, messing about in the country, going to the theatre, increasingly these family meals and things, parties, nights out. I could wear my gardening clothes for everything but I don't think I'd want to.
The thing is, I spent most of my twenties and early 30s looking a bit of a mess. I was overweight and unfit, cut my own hair (and not in that lovely delightful way a lot of people can manage), we didn't have much money for clothing or looking nice and I resented spending the money when I needed to. So I pretty much wore jeans a t-shirts the whole time. How dull. There was a very brief period around the great year of 2007 where everything came together then slid again. By this year, other than my hair which is looked after by the wonderful Miss Emma, how I felt and how I looked were very different.
So I changed and now things are different.
I've been shopping for bits and bobs over the past few months and my wardrobe is FULL. Literally full, I can't fit anything else in it, there is room on the shoe rack for the two pairs of shoes I'd like (a pair of shoes has gone to the charity shop this week after giving me not one, but 7 blisters after a very short walk). For once, I'm happy to have more.
All I need to do now is end the day wearing the accessories I start off with. I love bangles but they do my head in!