March 25, 2013

L I F E / The Spring Selection




shoes: Tibi and Nike

Have you ever caught yourself washing your favorite shirt at night in the sink, hanging it near a heater and hoping that it'll be dry the next morning so you can continue wearing it?
Well, my goal is to have a closet that is only filled with such pieces. An almost impossible ambition because there will always be favorites but the result is that my wardrobe has
minimized to the point where whatever piece I pull from the shelves, I would immediately wear.
A stylist who was recently at my place was -if I may judge from the look of her face- in total shock when seeing how little clothes I owned.
But I don't see the point in having a lot of clothes to 'fill' the gap between what I really love to wear(the stuff that gets washed in the sink) and what Carry Bradshaw's walk-in looks like.
To not get bored with such a small selection, I like to pretend that my closet is a boutique, 'merchandise' it for myself and change the context a bit.
Take the pieces I'm currently into (or what the weather dictates) and arrange them on a separate rack together as a small 'collection'.
Meet my current spring edit!

60 comments:

Marijke said...

Je hebt helemaal gelijk! Zelfs al heb je een bomvolle kleerkast, dan grijp je nog steeds naar dezelfde favoriete stukken terug.

Style by Bruno said...

I love how they are organized, so nicely arranged

GlassOrganelle said...

Lovely. It's nice to have that capsule of pieces you know you'll feel good in all day, and won't have to spend the entire morning choosing which to wear.

Ann said...

I'm curios to know, where do you store your less than editorial yet equally essential clothing items? I'm talking about PJs, worn out socks, a little less than presentable undergarments (we've all had a few chewed up by the washing machine!). Thanks for sharing with us your wonderfully manicured wardrobe.

Joana Santos said...

Love your white shoes :D

xoxo

Fifikoussout said...

Amen to that!
i have a ton of clothes, and end up wearing the same 5 pieces all the time, because they're my favourite!
your collection looks really good!

Anne said...

that's a playful way to store clothes. I love the idea

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

Dear Ann,
yes for sure I have some of those too; they are all in one drawer at the bottom where they don't disturb the view haha X

ZxM Style-Squared said...

THOSE TIBI SHOES I WILL NEVER GET OVER!!!!:)))
INSPIRING AS ALWAYS!!!!

Pia said...

So smart! I also strive for nirvana, that my wardrobe shall become one big collection and I can match every piece with the other.

TRENDSURVIVOR said...

I admire you. I think could never do that but sometimes I wish I could. especially when I travel. I am exactly the opposite...
See you in my blog, maybe.
xxx
Nina
http://trendsurvivor.com/

Luba Dimitrova said...

Very inspiring ! I will copy this idea !

XX Luba
Well living blog :: urban chic looks , every day on
Www.well-living-blog.com

blog mode Laura said...

It is such a great point of view, especially in the world we live in, more people should think like you! And the best part is that you have an amazing style, so perfect for you, and you never seem to wear the same clothes! You found your style, and the perfect balance, and I wish I could say the same thing!

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FASHION SNAG said...

I love how you think. You should be wearing the pieces you really love all the time and not just be looking to fill in gaps to have a large closet!

www.FashionSnag.com


Sarah said...

i love you too much for words. i adore your anti-consumerist style sense! such a mature, thoughtful, and SMART point of view!

HayleyMG said...

you have such a good point! I like to think of myself as a collector of clothes, i like to get certain pieces i know im going to have for years if not forever :D

Hayley xx
www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

Rhoda Wong said...

jealous of your shoe collection!

http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

Lisette Rivera said...

So inspiring, my dream is to have a closet like yours: small but filled with pieces I love, but it is nearly impossible for me.

hypnotized-poison said...

Imma do this, maybe i wont get bored of my clothe so fast hehe x

Milex said...

you are my biggest inspiration.

Millie Cotton said...

It's so beautifully minimalistic. Pretty sure you're wardrobe could form the most perfect, select boutique

It's a LDN Thing

Erin Z said...

I think I wouldn't mind have a limited number of clothing in my wardrobe... if it means having a wardrobe like yours!

Theresa said...

I seriously love the clean and minimalistic style you have! it is so refreshing to see and makes you very unique! <3

-theresa
collaredblouse.blogspot.com

inkarlcerating said...

yes im in the same boat as well. i feel that i wear the same thing over and over again hah. glad im not alone in this

Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

I'm a bit envious of how uncluttered your wardrobe and style are

Chelsea said...

I love that your 'edit' features lots of DIY projects, and it's just the kind of simplicity that is so Ivania/Love Aesthetics! Keeps me inspired to continue minimising my own wardrobe.

cecile said...

It takes such discipline to have a tightly edited closet. I wish I could do it...

Cecile

Chantelle said...

I really love this concept. I hope to one day break down my wardrobe to the essentials, but until then I will keep editing my closet, and keep donating/selling what I haven't worn in months. It's really not worth keeping around. I find extra clutter causes me a lot of stress.

Lydia Bishop said...

Haha love annes comment thats what I was thinking!
herlux fashion

Karlijn Kapitz said...

Ik ben eigenlijk ook heek erg benieuwd hoe je aan die mooie kledinghangers komt??? :)

Laura said...

That's smart. We should concentrate more of what we really need.

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love these pieces! xx

http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

Ruva said...

u r jus amazing! (full stop)

thank u for the inspiration
http://voguevixens.blogspot.co.uk/

hiPop said...

Love those little challenges, they make everyday life meaningful!

http://hypemyhip.blogspot.com/

Patricia ♥ said...

A very inspiring philosophy you have. I would also like to own such a closet. It will make my fashion experience much more exciting.

Have a nice day,
allthatglittersnotgold.blogspot.com

MarieAntoinette said...

Olga said...

I guess this post is a sign - I've been thinking about de-cluttering my closet for a while now. Time to start doing it. Thank you for the inspiration, Ivania. :)


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wllwproject said...

It's awesome to live in content ;)

bloomingtaste said...

Dream closet ;3

Justalazymorning said...

so nice!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Love this one. You have such a fantastic blog!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

Francesca Giagnorio said...

Lovin' your style :D great shoes (I have nike free, too!)
Francesca from http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

November Blue said...

wy wardrobe needs more time to be more like this definitely :)

Anny Barros said...

love your addiction for white (:

nasty-lady.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

You are so right, I think that we begin to get bored to buy shits all the time, the future of a wardrobe is a selected and little one.
I had a huge closet, and I wasn't even wearing 25% of my clothes.
I feel good since I got rid of all I wasn't wearing. And it is more appreciable to buy more expensive pieces but pieces of creators than a lot of zara or H&M

TeuntjeVDW said...

Who needs lots of clothes when you have this? Amazing! xx.

MARJOLEIN from NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM said...

Heel leuk & ZO'n goed idee. Ben de laatste tijd ook heel erg bezig met het minimizen van mijn garderobe. Een beetje wat je zegt, dat je alles direct wil aandoen. Alleen was mijn uitgangspunt dat in principe ALLES met elkaar gecombineerd moet kunnen worden. Quite a challenge... ;)

X Marjolein - Never Too Polished.com

Marcela Machado Vanègue said...

Doing right girl!

Elinabeth said...

oh please show us your whole closet at once! i've started to edit my closet every month - and about every month I'm giving like 80% of it to my sister! my goal is to own clothes that i would love to pass on to my kids some day (if im not wearing them ;))!

www.elinabeth.blogspot.fi

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Lollihearts said...

lool sometimes I put just one item in the washing machine alone just so I wear it again the next day.


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greenrm said...

I've been following your blog for some time, and I think that you have a very refreshing perspective on personal style. Your emphasis on purchasing versaile, high-quality pieces over impulsive consumerism is positively ingenious - i like the idea of compiling a capsule wardrobe!

Anonymous said...

what is a difference between vintage, thrifted and second hand? sorry for asking but i can't find it anywhere

Fabiola Carrillo said...

in love of the pictures

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

vintage means that it comes from another era, some define it as at least 20 years old to be from a previous era, if a garment is older than 100 years it becomes antique

thrifted simply means found in a thrift store

second hand means that it used to belong to someone else before, doesn't necessarily mean that it is vintage, sometimes the garment is not old enough to be vintage

hope this helped

Max Westin said...

Beautiful!

Dami Sanni said...

haaha totally! absolutely love this post!

www.monochromeappeals.blogspot.co.uk

justin wong said...

so cool!

http://otherfabrications.blogspot.hk

Fanny said...

Loving the fact that you "merchandized" your closet. It can only be good for all of us!

Fanny

Jo said...

I love this idea. I think you have just helped me revolutionize my closet.