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Old 11-18-2013, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I have heard it said that most of us wear 20% of the clothes we have 80% of the time. Do you find this to be true? I think it is for me, but maybe more like i wear 30% of my clothes 70% of the time. I am trying to only buy something that I love when trying it on but sometimes things end up not feeling great and comfortable or the color chosen doesn't go with lots of things I already have.. Anyway it's an interesting concept.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I've got seasons of clothing. I'll go through a phase where I keep wearing a certain subset of items. Then they are "retired" and I wear another subset.

Right now I have been a little obsessed with black and white paired with bright pink. I think last week, or the week before, I ended up doing some variation of that for half of the week! Ooops, I am doing it today with a zebra print shift dress and a pink cardigan.

In a few weeks, who knows, I might be back to color blocking with orange or pink with cobalt blue.

But somehow, I am spur obsessed with pink cardigans. I have 4 of them, all regularly in the rotation. (I ended up with 4 because I had to find a replacement for my favorite one that got a small hole in it, since it is pending retirement. It became a staple, so I knew I needed to find another.)
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: CO
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Yes, I definitely wear 20% of my clothes 80% of the time. I swear I'm going to clean out my closet and get rid of all those things I pass over each time I decide what to wear. My favorite clothes are my jeans in the winter and Japanese gardening pants in the summer. Those and a million different tops will do me just fine.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I try to keep my clothes on rotation, but end up wearing 55 % of my clothes 90 % of the time. The other 45 % are usually not worn unless circumstances demand it. My favorite is a Scarlet red plaid polo with dark blue Calvin Klein jeans, white sneakers, and a black sleeveless undershirt.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I am sure it is true for me. I really don't have all that many clothes, though.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:10 PM
 
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For me it's a long sleeve Henley tshirt in black, gray or blue (with a blue or gray hoodie when it's cold), khaki cargo shorts or basketball shorts (or gray or black sweat pants when it's cold), and Nike running shoes.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Right now I'm in love with my Hue corduroy leggings - I have them in many colors and can dress them up or down. Love them and am reaching for them almost every day. I like that I can wear them with tunic sweaters, long wool blazers, denim shirt under a boat neck or v-neck pull-over sweater, a down vest and long turtleneck....cute flats, leather booties...so cute.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I agree. My usual "uniform" seems to be jeans w/ a nice (black or grey) t-shirt or top & Skechers flats. I've gained some weight, so I'm in a rut. I want to wear the other 80% of what I have.

I've gotten into the habit of buying about unteen different styles of BLACK tops because black is the most flattering when you're not the slimmest.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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My usual clothes are IZOD Advantage Polos or Windward Interlock Polos. The ones I wear most frequently are the Fairy Tale pink ones.

For more special occasions, I wear some IZOD button-downs, such as the Pelican Print Newport Oxford or either one of my Premium Essentials Natural Stretch shirts (one of them being a gingham and the other having a blue plaid pattern), all three of which are also Fairy Tale pink.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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It seems to me that I wear some things more often in one season, then when that season rolls around again, I tend to wear other things more often. I am trying to donate things I have not worn in several years though.

I tend to favor certain coats in different cold seasons too.
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