In my previous post New Capsule Wardrobe ,I talked about taking the first steps to starting my first capsule wardrobe. I then realized that if I didn’t know what a capsule wardrobe was until recently, then there are surely many more people who don’t know as well.
A capsule wardrobe can be described as a collection of clothing items (between 30-50 depending on who you ask) that are versatile and can be easily mixed and matched to create new looks. It is suppose to simplify your life when it comes to getting dressed. You should always have the ability to put together an outfit that you will want to wear. If it works for you, it should also rid you of those reoccurring moments of trying to get dressed and having “nothing to wear” ,though you have tons of clothes in your closet.
I think the key to having a successful capsule wardrobe is to be super picky about what you choose to add to your collection. You should LOVE every piece that’s included. It will also help you to focus on acquiring quality items that will last, versus cheaply made clothing that will need to be replaced often.
To get started, first do some research and clean out your closet. A great place to start is Project333. Get rid of things that don’t fit well, are damaged, or that you don’t love anymore. Next ,rebuild your wardrobe with staple pieces to will last because they are well made and classic. Enjoy!
Getting dressed for any occasion is exhausting at this point in my life.I have tons of clothes in my closet but I always feel like I have nothing to wear. As if this wasn’t enough, I also have space and storage issues. In April of 2015, my husband and I purchased a 1929 cottage in our ideal neighborhood that needed renovations. Let’s face it, back in 1929 every thing was built for efficiency so we have a tiny closet. We both agreed to be clutter free in the new house but I am still struggling to figure out how to make the most of my miniature closet.
Fast forward 7 months and…I am still having issues with “having nothing to wear.” I was searching for storage solutions when I came across a few articles that described a “capsule wardrobe” and I was immediately drawn to it. It put me in a mental space to have less things but of higher quality ,rather than have a bunch of cheaper items that I don’t want to wear. I found Project333 extremely helpful. Project333 shows you how to create a capsule collection only wearing 33 pieces (Tops, Bottoms,Shoes) for 3 months.Between finding inspiration on Pinterest and Project333 I know I am ready for the next step which is to clean out my closet again. I recently got rid of a lot of items that no longer served me but I need to do another round now that I have a clear goal. I will take anything out of my closet that doesn’t fit well, is damaged, that I haven’t worn in a year, and most importantly, that I do not LOVE.
Oh yes I said LOVE! I didn’t realize how many items I had in my closet that fit into one of those categories. It never clicked in my mind that I should love every clothing item I own. I feel like a new door has been opened and I can’t wait to walk through it. I want to give a capsule wardrobe a try. The way things are currently aren’t working so why not try something new.
I feel really good about doing something to simply my life. Go with me on this journey to a new wardrobe and join me if you “never have anything to wear.” Enjoy!