Saturday, 10 April 2010
Fade to Grey
More camisoles and vests. Olive, sage and shades of grey. Most of these I have picked up on my travels to Spain. While I am there I always come away with one or two little lacy camisoles from Mango or Oysho, Zara's lingerie chain. They often do very sweet styles in several different colour swatches.
The mantra of organising a wardrobe according to conventional wisdom seems to be:
1. Organise by item - i.e. jackets together, blouses together, t-shirts together.
2. Organise by colour
The logic is this - your wardrobe looks more like a shop because the order and alignment of colours makes it pleasing to the eye and thus a pleasure to select items from.
Who does this kind of thing on a regular basis? Please, if you exist contact me and let me know your secret. I'm convinced this sort of system is only possible to maintain with hired help and three times the amount of hanging space I currently have at my disposal. I have attempted to implement this kind of system in the past but found it was in disarray within days. I found that putting all my jackets and suits together ended up being too heavy for my wardrobe rail and it has remained distressingly bent while my jackets have returned to being dispersed in the mix. All my t-shirts and vests go into drawers rather than on open shelving with the result that after the effort of organising by colour only the top colour is visible to you on opening your drawer. And despite being presented with a neat rainbow of shirts in the morning my boyfriend eventually mutinied because he hated not seeing which were his work shirts and which were his casual shirts.
On going through this process once again I have noticed this time how much grey has crept into my wardrobe. It has been a popular colour in fashion lately in all its incarnations from silver through to charcoal and the fascination still rages on with the comeback of grey marl this season. I wonder though if this is somehow a reflection of my psychological state. Slightly worrying if you look at the meaning of the the colour grey!