5 Piece French Wardrobe

As I have got more into sewing my own clothes, I find I buy less pieces from stores.  This, combined with an overflowing wardrobe that still needs rationalising, has inspired me to plan to purchase only a few quality items in 2016.

The rules for the 5 Piece French Wardrobe are that you limit yourself to buying 5 pieces per season (two seasons in a year), basics don’t count and accessories don’t count. I am counting shoes, as I don’t really consider them an accessory. And I am counting basics, unless I am simply replacing a basic item like a favourite tshirt or one of my two pairs of jeans (if they wear out). Following this philosophy, if I am replacing plain black work flats that have worn out, I would probably consider them a basic item and not count them towards my 5. Other shoes, though… yes.

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Style Inspiration: Sofia Sanchez de Betak

While I’m not sure I will ever actually wear a silk Prada nightgown anytime, let alone on a plane, I do love Sofia Sanchez de Betak’s take on the travel outfit.

I always travel carry-on only, never have enough room in my suitcase for all my extras, and often get cold in airports and planes, so I  like this layering approach.