The influx of new clothes meant that I had to go and organize my closet a little more, and ditch some of the stuff that I Do Not Wear. Since I got new shorts, I shredded to rags the one pair of shorts that had the obscene holes, and put them in the laundry basket. (Shredding things down for rags first before washing them has the excellent effect that they do not get put away as still usable after they're washed. Witness what happens with socks.) I then looked through my shorts drawer, and found two pairs shorts that are the wrong size, and relegated them to the shelfspace of votania
, as she may be a little short on shorts.
I got six pairs of black cotton shorts, the nice sturdy and comfy knit variety. I do not need that many pairs of shorts at once. I especially do not need that many new
pairs at once. They will all wear out at the same time. But when they are on sale, they are on sale, and when I do need them, they do not generally tend to be available.
So, I hung five pairs up on their handy store hangers, and put them at the end of my closet where all the new clothing is stored. I put one of the new pairs in the shorts drawer, giving me my two old navy blue pairs of shorts, my two somewhat good grey pairs of shorts, and the new black pair.
This way, I have five pairs of shorts, which will see me happily through any week, and when each pair of shorts wears out, I'll have a new pair of shorts to replace it with. I already have a lot of sturdy shirts. Right now, the shirts in my "thrashed" category are getting the most wear, because I don't tend to have very many days at home when I should be wearing shirts that I don't want to get beat to hell.
I need to start wearing the black long-sleeved shirts some more, because they're very nice, and they do need to get worn.
I'm silly in that I need to make rules for the wearing of clothing. I'd be excellently happy with uniforms, I think, because they're simple, you never have to choose what to wear, and when one bit gets too worn, you replace it with an identical bit, and no one gets flustered until you can't find a replacement.
Garments that are Unusual for me rarely get worn. These days, I'm wearing shorts and t-shirts, or jeans and t-shirts, depending on how much fuss I feel like making. When I dress up, I tend to wear long skirt or pants, tank top, and good overshirt. I am not very imaginative with my daily styles.
It's that underlying "I just don't want to be bothered with it" that drives my wardrobe. If I have an outfit I like, I will wear it every day. Since I don't do my laundry more than twice a week, I must have duplicates if I wear that every day. I do not want to be surprised by not being able to wear that every day. So, I buy enough for every day, and backups. This would lead to massive disorganization if not for the tight regimentation that I keep my closet in.