Wow can you believe it, half the year is over already? Spring has come and gone and we are now in full summer mode! Well I did a recap of what I wore the most after the first 3 months of the year, so I thought I would do another one for the 2nd quarter of the year. I really loved writing that first post since it helped me 1) be mindful of what I'm actually wearing in my closet and 2) helped me realize that even with a ton of clothing, I only really wear the same stuff all the time (so maybe I don't need so much clothing?). Well I at least do not need to buy any more clothes for the next several months, especially since I got an influx of new things in June and don't know when I'll get those wear counts up!
Anyway just like last time, I'm not going to count the bags here since they're used on the daily and I also don't log my tees on the app since I wear them all the time as well (and treat them somewhat like undershirts). So as you'll see the things that end up being worn and logged the most are my pants and shoes.
1) Vince Blair Sneakers (similar here): Still holding the number one spot. I guess when you end up wearing it almost everyday in the winter, it keeps its number one position. I rotate shoes more in the summer, so the wear count for each shoe is less. I'm just a summer shoe kind of person, while I don't really care in the winter so I wear the same darn thing.
2) Elizabeth Suzann Linen Clydes (reviewed here): This is hands down my favorite pair of summer pants. The linen breathes and I never sweat in these. And I also love that they're high waisted and cropped at the ankles. When I first got it, I wore it everyday for weeks. Even though it cost a pretty penny ($255), I'm down to $5.20/wear which isn't bad at all. Compare that to the Zara stuff that I bought impulsively for $40 and $50, which are still at $10/wear and $25/wear respectively. Aaaand I'm already ready to get rid of the Zara stuff. This really shows me that it's not how much something costs so much as how many times are you really going to wear it.
3) Frame Denim (old, similar here): Also still holding on to it's position, which isn't surprising since like I said before it's my favorite pair of jeans.
4) Everlane Street Sandals (no longer available, reviewed here): This has been my favorite summer shoe for the last 3 years running and I'm on my second pair, having worn the stuffing out of my first pair. This time I cut off the elastic before it got all gross and dirty so now I can slip my feet in and out easily (but the 2 leather straps keep it secure enough to keep on, even when running). I actually have one more pair of this exact shoe ready for when this second pair putters out. Yep, that's how much I love this simple-looking lightweight shoe. And it's no wonder that these were in my lowest cost per Everlane post here. It'll probably show up on that list for this year as well.
5) Birkenstock: I recently purchased this shoe in May after resisting wearing Birkenstocks for years. I've always viewed these shoes as very granola and a tad ugly. I didn't want to follow the trend but in the end resistance was futile. And there's a good reason these shoes are so popular, they're comfy as heck. And it shows since I've worn them 23 days already in a month and half.
6) Everlane Day Heel Mule (reviewed here): This shoe is my current favorite pair of heeled shoes. I wear it constantly and it shows on the app, though not on the shoes (these still look great due to the awesome leather quality). Now that these shoes are broken in a bit (it took about one day of 4 hours of wear), they are hands down the comfiest heels I own. Plus I love that I can just slip in and out of them without having to fuss with straps or buckles. I've worn these shoes everywhere and plan to wear them even more (and just yesterday I even talked about getting a second pair in the natural suede).
7) Rothy's Pointed Flats (reviewed here): Another summer shoe has made the top 10. I've worn these everywhere as well and are my favorite pair of closed toe flats. They're the perfect summer shoe since they breathe pretty easily and are easy to wash. I've washed mine already and yep I can attest they're as good as new when you do.
8) Everlane Modern Utility Jacket (reviewed here): This was my spring jacket this year. It really was the perfect light spring jacket, especially for my job since I needed all the pockets for walkie-talkies and other Airstream gear. Can't wait to bust this jacket out again in the fall!
9) Everlane Long Sleeve Cotton Crew Sweater (reviewed here): And this was my spring sweater this year. It was the perfect layering piece and it fit under my Modern Utility jacket. This was my go to combo all spring.
10) Everlane Wool-Cashmere Sweater (no longer available, reviewed here): This sweater was in the number 3 position (with 16 wears) back in March. I haven't worn it since then but because it was my most worn sweater in the winter it's still holding on to the top 10.
So what lessons have I learned from the last 3 months of keeping track of what I wore? Well first of all, the items that can be worn over multiple seasons are the ones that are naturally worn the most and so you get the best bang for your buck. Also new items that become fast favorites also are worn the most. And again this exercise has driven home to me the ole' 80/20 rule: I wear 20% of my clothes, 80% of the time. But of course a girl always wants to have options so I plan to keep the rest of my clothes around (especially now that I have a closet to actually fit them all in). But in general this logging of things I wear is a really useful way of making sure I'm being mindful of wearing what I buy. And since I'm having a No Buy July, I plan to get my wear counts up even more. Anyways can't wait to see how the next 3 months play out!