As my favorite month is approaching, I eventually managed to complete my ultimate list over the essentials I’m going to pursue this fall, hypothetically. Inspired by the “French method of dressing”, I’m allowing myself to indulge in five pieces or less, merely if I find the certain item irresistibly perfect as if it was tailored for my taste and figure. I’ve decided not to buy the striped mohair sweater from Isabel Marant, as mentioned in an earlier post, because I didn’t like the fabric.
Regardless, I’m still building my perfect wardrobe, i.e. I’m allowed to purchase a certain amount of important basics such as striped sailor tops, linen t-shirts, etc. I’ll be filling in the gaps as well as hunting for the essentials that lack in my wardrobe. Ashamedly, I don’t even own a black cardigan in good quality, a basic I need to get my hands on as soon as possible, because autumn equals layered clothing.
1) A pair of brogues or loafers
My obsession for menswear will never end. My favorite brogues are completely worn and filthy, and I absolutely need a new pair. I also lust for a pair of loafers from A.P.C. but I don’t know which color to choose. Brown or black? I love them both.
2) Isabel Marant tweed/bouclé jacket
Such a classic and chic piece. I usually love all the jackets from Isabel Marant.. but the problem is the availability. I always seem to miss out on every single jacket she creates.
3) Clutch from Balenciaga or Mulberry
The giant envelope clutch or Alexa clutch… not sure yet.
4) Black O-neck sweater
I’ve found an o-neck knit from Acne that looks perfect. Definitely an item I need to take a closer look at.
5) An intense, inexplicable desire or an item from Isabel Marant
“I find the most successful purchases are made when I simply give in to some intense, inexplicable desire. That’s how I find the mainstays of my wardrobe, the objects that give me joy to wear. These I’ll end up wearing them again and again. It’s when I try to consciously fill a hole in my wardrobe that I end up getting something that’s wrong or uninspired.”
Credit to notes to a mouse for this wonderfully written paragraph. Couldn’t say it better myself. That’s why I’d like to make room for an unpredictable item. Perhaps from Isabel Marant, because every single item I own from Isabel Marant was a result of an impulsive purchase or an intense, inexplicable desire. And these items are the most beloved in my wardrobe. It is as if Isabel Marant designs her clothes specifically for me.
Tell me, what’s your fall list so far?