I have managed to put together five outfits - a week's worth - plus two additional possible outfits, with 9 items I had in my closet (not including accessories such as scarves):
1 pair of pants (black)
2 skirts (1purple/green plaid;1 red pleated)
2 sweaters (1 purple;1 cream)
1 blouse (black with red flowers)
2 jackets (1 purple;1 black pinstriped)
1 cardigan (black)
Admittedly, I didn't wear them all in one week, as I only went to the office three times in January and each time it was for one day per week in the last three weeks of January. This week, I have gone to the office twice (yesterday and today) and am planning to go tomorrow, as well, depending on how I feel.
Outfit 1: Black pants, purple sweater; purple jacket
Outfit 2: Black pants, cream sweater, black pin stripe jacket
Outfit 3: Purple/green plaid skirt, purple sweater, purple jacket
Outfit 4: Red pleated skirt, black blouse (with tiny red flowers), black cardigan
Outfit 5: Purple/green plaid skirt, cream sweater, purple jacket/purple cardigan
I could have worn the black cardigan, as well, with the above outfit, instead of the purple jacket, because the plaid skirt has some black in it as well as green and purple.
I can think of at least two other outfits I could put together with the above nine items: the black pants can be worn with the black blouse and the black cardigan; the red skirt can be worn with the cream sweater and the black pin stripe jacket or black cardigan.
The same items are repeated a bit too frequently for me to feel comfortable wearing the outfits in the same week, in the above order, but, if I had to limit myself to the above five outfits, I might vary the order a little bit so I am not wearing the same item of clothing two days in a row.
I still need to put together something to wear to the office, tomorrow. I am thinking of wearing the black pants with a different sweater.
I would really like to replace the pair of black pants, though, as I feel they are too baggy. However, I do have several black skirts in my closet (different lengths, different styles). Maybe I can hold off on buying new pants!
I am planning to go through my closet, this weekend, and see what else I have that fits/can be altered to fit.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Abundance in my closet
- Being able to put together a few outfits to wear to the office
-Safe drives to the office and back
- Phone calls from family and friends
- Video chatting with my daughter