September and October were pretty similar temperature-wise and clothing-wise, so am combining those two months for this round-up. I’ve been tracking my clothing religiously (it’s actually kind of addicting!) on the StyleBook app, which has made it easy to see what I wear most. It’s been pretty interesting, with a few surprises here and there. If you want to see previous months, August is here and July is here.
I’m excited that for these two months, everything that was most worn were some items that were more recent. Excited because I think my purchases are getting better in terms of how much I love.
Most Worn Overall – Tumi Calais Backpack
I saw another woman wearing this while boarding a plane and was hooked – it looked so sleek and fashionable for a backpack. It took me a year before purchasing it because of the price, but I am so glad I did. The main thing is how practical it is – the heaviest laptops and files feel like nothing when you put this on your back. There are numerous pockets that keep me organized and I don’t feel self-conscious bringing it to work. In fact, I wear this nearly everyday to work now which is why it has skyrocketed to the most worn item.
Times Worn in September/October – 29
Times Worn in 2017 – 76
Cost Per Wear $4.27
Most Worn Shoe – PLAY x Converse
This is one of those items that took me a little to warm up to…when I finally figured it out (and bought the right socks to go with them), these became my go-to shoe. They are super comfortable (more padded than normal Chucks), fit in with my current obsession with all things white, and have just a little bit of edge with the little heart guy. Just love.
Times Worn in September & October – 18
Times Worn in 2017 – 31
Cost Per Wear – $4.03
Most Worn Clothing – Madewell Central Shirt
I don’t know why it took me so long to buy a collared white shirt. I think because they always seemed so fussy and formal. Not this one – the oversize fit and cotton fabric make it easy to dress up or down, and it never feels fussy. It was perfect in the scorching hot weather we had in September and October, which is why it basically on non-stop repeat. Make sure to size down – I am normally a small, but wear and XS in this shirt (and it’s still nice and oversized). I own this shirt in white and stripes, and my second most worn clothing item was the striped one. See the white on me here, and the stripes on me here.
Times Worn in September & October – 11
Times Worn in 2017 – 12
Cost Per Wear – $6.25
What I’ve Learned:
- Paying full price can be worth it – I bought all of these items at full price, which is something I almost never do. But the cost per wear on them have become really reasonable, since I wear them so often.
- Basics are key – Too often I’ll buy something trendy and then wear it a few times before I don’t feel comfortable wearing it anymore (I’m looking at you, off cold shoulder tops!). Sticking with basics, in a slightly updated cut or with a little twist, is really the way to go.
Hope this was helpful for your style journey – thanks for reading!