hi, what's your wardrobe tally? :) since you have experience in mtl and t.o., you can appreciate seasons and the need for coloured sweaters and coats during the cold months (ie not black/white/grey). would your count be the any more if you perspired more?
If I perspired more than I already do now (I'm pretty sweaty. I even sweat in winter or when I eat hot soup....), I think I'd have less sweaters, not more :)
The key may be to have a good winter coat, and just wear a thin long-sleeved top underneath. That's kind of what I do, and I may feel like I am too cold in the beginning, but after 10 minutes of walking, I really warm up and feel perfectly fine.
I would have more tops however, because when you sweat through one in winter, you cannot wear it again the next day.. at least to me, I can't.
Summer is the worst for me.. although I mostly stick to dresses and skirts, and avoid pants like the plague.
Honestly, I am not happy with my wardrobe right now, because I feel like there are a lot of gaps, and a few pieces I thought were fine, are actually looking kind of ratty... Or at least, they do to my eyes, as I have to look professional at work.
Nevertheless, here's what my count is:
Work Tops = 10
Casual Tops = 11 (the ones I cannot wear to work)
T-Shirts/Tanks = 18 (EEP! :) Mostly because I do like tank tops a lot and it's my sleepwear)
Collared Shirts = 4
TOTAL TOP COUNT = 43
I am 'heavy' in the t-shirt/tank top department, so I am not buying any more of THOSE.. but I am in the middle of purging that too.
Now for the pants:
Work Pants = 6 -- 2 trouser jeans included..
Casual Pants = 3 -- I put a pair of leggings and workout pants in there too as well as my not-so-formal jeans
TOTAL PANTS COUNT = 9
Now for the skirts:
Skirts = 5 (I guess 3 could be 'formal')
TOTAL SKIRTS COUNT = 5
Now for the sweaters:
Casual Sweaters = 4 -- (Lululemon hoodies, etc)
Work Sweaters = 5 -- (Mostly cardigans in grey, black, navy..)
TOTAL SWEATER COUNT = 9
Now for the dresses:
Casual Dresses = 11 -- stuff I can't wear to work or to formal stuff
Formal Dresses = 7 -- Event-only items, due to the silk, etc
Work Dresses = 16 -- dresses I COULD wear to work but they also double as formal/casual dresses at times because I kind of blur the lines..
TOTAL DRESS COUNT = 34
Now for the coats/blazers:
2 casual coats (one is neutral in a green and the other is a bright red)
2 winter ones (one is 'formal', very lady like and THIN to wear over dresses and the other is my real winter coat)
It's all I really need and I'm thrilled in this department.
4 blazers = They go with the suits and/or are casual blazers I use like sweaters.
TOTAL COATS/BLAZERS = 8
And accessories, I counted last night and I'm at 131 pieces.. :)
Rings, necklaces, bracelets all included. I love every piece (I tried to get rid of a few, and it didn't work).
TOTAL PIECES = 108
TOTAL ACCESSORIES = 131
Hope that satisfies your curiousity! :) I may do a post on this where I show the actual pieces....
But that will come AFTER I do a little more decisive purging and re-evaluating of why I feel like my wardrobe is not cohesive (seems to be a jumble of colours).
I am only thrilled in the Coats and Dresses department...