Wardrobe Diagnostics

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Have you ever read some innocent fashion article that turned into some real food for thought? The other week I read this article on 'wardrobe diagnostics' and it's been on my mind ever since. The article is simply about the age old dilemma of "having nothing to wear"... we've all been there, right? I've written about it before - and included my tips on maximizing a minimal wardrobe - so the concept and reasoning behind it is really not new to me.

But this article came with a quick questionnaire + a diagnosis and suggested treatment. And it's the diagnosis that's been on my mind. "Your wardrobe doesn't match your style." Ehh... I like to think I have created a pretty decent wardrobe in the past few years, but this conclusion does kind of make sense. The thing is, I like a lot of items in my closet, but there are only a few I really love. The reason? I simply often can't find exactly what I am looking for. Do you know that feeling when you're out shopping for something, but you won't exactly know what you're looking for until you see it? I have that all the time. And then on the other hand I have these very specific items on my wishlist and just can't find them anywhere. I have been looking for a pair of trousers (high waisted, wide legs, D-ring belt, light grey) for, I'd say, about a year now. Nothing, nada.

So most of the time when shopping I settle for things that I like: the foolproof pieces I know I'll wear and appreciate - and do fit my style - but are not exactly screaming "NOA NOIR" (or well, Leonie ;-)). Perhaps this is a sign I should give up on shopping and start looking into creating my own collections. Anyone good with needle & thread..?