Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Joanne Watkinson CLOTHES ARE FOR WEARING

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Joanne Watkinson CLOTHES ARE FOR WEARING

Article excerpt

I'VE been tickled all week by my friend's description of her own wardrobe. Apparently she turned into Rihanna when thumbing through the rails and finding most things were reserved for work, work, work, work, work, work.

As boring as this may sound my (quick-witted) friend has the right idea.

In theory your wardrobe should be divided proportionally by your lifestyle. If you spend five out of seven days in work clothes then five out of seven garments should be formal/work attire.

I hear you, that's a bit of a boring rule, particularly if your work clothes are black non-iron trousers, a blouse and sensible shoes. But perhaps if we followed it a little we wouldn't be staring at a rack full of party dresses when what were looking for is a well fitting pair of trousers? It is fashion folklore that there are women who own just a dozen garments, expensive, perfectly tailored, each piece complementing the next, and she simply replaces them when they wear out. …

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