June has been a busy month in its own way. I’ve put quite a bit of time into designing materials for my fall semester, and I’ve been teaching an online summer intensive course. I haven’t left the house much, but I am getting dressed 4-6 days a week.
Total Individual Items Worn: 35
The warm weather means I’m not wearing a lot of outerwear, and COVID-19 means I’m rarely wearing shoes. I’m also restricting my exercise, so my activewear isn’t really getting worn.
Items Removed (0): I did a huge purge at the beginning of the year and haven’t felt the need to get rid of anything else. I did move one shirt to storage because it currently doesn’t fit.
Items Added (2): Both the jumpsuit and the jacket are items that have been on my wishlist for over 6 months. The company is going out of business, so I went ahead and purchased both items.
Blue and yellow jumpsuit ($85) – This jumpsuit is extremely well made and has a really clever system to allow it to be adjustable across multiple sizes. This piece is way louder than most of the rest of my wardrobe, and I love it.
Red/pink reversible haori jacket ($75) – I never wear red or pink but loved this jacket for some inexplicable reason. It’s extremely lightweight and will work well for warmer months when I need an extra layer in the air conditioning.
July Purchase Plans: I have an irrational need for obnoxiously shaped pants that I found on Poshmark, so I may purchase those. In general though, I don’t need anything since I’m only leaving my house 2-3 times a week for brief periods of time.
Total Wardrobe Cost in June: $160
Total Wardrobe Cost in 2020: $1770
The longer I stay at home, the more out of touch I become with the functional requirements of my wardrobe. I have been tempted to buy quite a few things that just won’t get worn regularly once I’m in the classroom again, but I’ve resisted. It will be interesting to see what I want/need once I’m leaving the house for work again – will that ever happen? At this point I’m not sure.