Finally. I’ve narrowed my once slightly out of control closet down to just a few pieces. For a while now – maybe the last year or so – I’ve been really making an effort to cut back on spending money on clothes. I admittedly had a little bit of a shopping problem. Whenever I got bored with what I had in my closet, I would head to my favorite stores and spend more money than I should have.
I’ve also been trying to be more intentional with decisions that I make – especially ones that involve money.
So when I heard about capsule wardrobes, it didn’t take much for me to realize that starting my own was just what I needed to do to get my closet and spending in check.
What is a capsule wardrobe? It’s basically small collection of really versatile pieces that you absolutely love. I started out with 35 pieces (tops, bottoms, dresses, and shoes) but ended up with 38 after I added in my coats. Each collection, obviously, changes with the season, but ultimately has the same amount of pieces.
The fun (but also challenging!) part was going through my entire closet and really thinking about the pieces I had. Again, I wanted to be super intentional about it and only include pieces in my capsule wardrobe that I love, wear all the time and were 100% me.
I quickly noticed how many pieces I had that I just don’t ever wear. You know what I’m talking about…the pieces that I was keeping “just in case.” Like the pair of heels hiding in the back of the closet that I might need “just in case” I went to a fancy dinner (spoiler: I NEVER wear heels and can’t remember why I even bought them in the first place).
Now that everything has either been put in storage (like my spring/summer clothes) or into a bag to go to Goodwill, I’m excited to start putting some ‘new’ outfits together!
So, stay tuned because I’m planning on sharing more outfit posts and, of course, updates and other posts about capsule wardrobes.
Do any of you have a capsule wardrobe? Or want to start one? Let me know!