Some of you may remember this post about The Wrong Outfit. I've been to two weddings since then and I wore this outfit - straight trousers and long coat with long slits in the side seams - on both occasions, and will probably wear it to any future weddings too. It just feels so right, so comfortable, and it was there in my wardrobe all along. It is silk (dressy and cool) neutral in colour (easy to wear different accessories with). exquisitely well made, crease resistant, floaty and I fondly hope, rather elegant with its long line and simple shape. A timeless classic, I like to think! It is a Paris label called Nitya which I don't see anywhere now. I bought it many years ago in an outlet shop in York.
Do you have a 'timeless classic' outfit? A 'buy once and wear forever' item? If you think it might be something you want, will you look out for one?
I'm still learning about simplifying my wardrobe and travelling light!
I came back on the train from my last trip carrying three bags - a small and far too heavy suitcase, a small backpack, and a fabric bag with books and food and water. Ridiculous really for someone who is herself very small and used to go away for a weekend with a spare pair of knickers and a toothbrush....
I have been surprised to realise just how little I really need. I took one medium suitcase for a whole month and didn't wear everything in it.
It's almost time to get those summer things out and have a look - I know I am keeping far too many faded, slightly shabby old favourites. You know the kind - they look nice newly laundered, but within half an hour of wearing look tired and crumpled..