“Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher.” -Morihei Ueshiba
These are outfits I wore the first fall and winter after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. This is what I wore the following spring and summer. Here’s what my wardrobe looks like nowadays.
2018 update: I’ve made big changes to the R&F guide to cleaning out your closet and building a better wardrobe. You can find the new version here.
New job, new house, new clothes… It was May 2012 and as mortar boards glided like confetti in the air, another product designer was minted. For commencement I’d paired a sweet little cream dress (that had rested quietly in my closet in the eight years since my first high school dance) with a pair of second-hand shoes I’d worked forever to afford from eBayer distinctivecouture: Christian Louboutin Simple Pumps in jet black Napa leather.