All of us have heard the 80/20 line; you wear 20% of your clothing 80% of the time.
My 80/20 tends to be made of two fabrics, denim and fleece. Love me some J.Brand denim, but with prices from $250 and north I default to Levis 514s which can be had on the cheap for $30 - $40. Straight cut slim and in varying shades of washed and indigo. Haven't tried J.Crew's denim yet, but knowing me how far away can that be?
As this is a J.Crew blog here it is, fleece. I am a fleece addict, with knits from Roots, J.Crew and Polo all adding up to far too many hoodies, crew necks and sweat pants. (BTW does anyone ever sweat in said sweat pants? I seem to sofa surf with a TV remote in mine.) I have fleece from our favorite addiction, cotton pullovers in shawl collars, crew necks, full zip hoodies and said 'lounge' pants. My most recent fleece is #96219 a shawl collar pull over in an oatmeal colour. Like all J.Crew fleece tops it's fitted but not tight in a very soft cotton. The shawl collar is not as big and cumbersome as earlier versions from J.Crew nor as scrimpy as those commonly found at BR. I usually wear them with a tee or button down underneath.
The sunwashed fleece offerings #61640 are another good choice, I have two, one in green the other in a very pale sunwashed blue. The cotton while soft is slightly crisper than the un-sunwashed items. Same great fit as the pullovers, the current hot colour in my mind is deep cove, great colour blue. The full zip numbers usually called utility are either all cotton or 50/50 cotton/poly. I have one of each. The all cotton ones are of a slightly heavier weight fabric while the cotton/poly ones are even softer in a slightly lighter knit. The new arrival section shows even a wide striped crew neck in sunwashed summit orange or potter blue which looks great and very on trend.
With over 5 different fleece in varying shades of grey, no book references please, I find that the athletic grey colour is the most versatile, but I am known to sport green and blue and even oatmeal or black. Stop by my house any time after work is finished on a weekday or on the weekend and you'll find me wearing 20% of my wardrobe, fleece, 80% of the time.
So what are you wearing 80% of the time?
"Thanks!" again to J.Crew Guy In Canada for his thoughtful look on another intriguing topic! Once again, I am guilty of wearing a select handful of pieces over and over again (while rarely wearing others). For example, I have gotten my fair share of use out of the sweatshirts (like the Tortoise-Button Stripe Sweatshirt) and button-down shirts (like the Buffalo-Check Shirt). Yet, I do not get to wear enough the lovely Library-Print Doll Dress.
What are your thoughts on this post? Do you have any pieces that you wear all the time? What pieces do you love but never get a chance to wear? If so, please share with us your story. :)