A few months ago, I shared about my experiment with a capsule wardrobe for the spring. I really enjoyed the way that having fewer clothing options simplified my life, helped me feel more confident in my appearance, and allowed me the freedom to get dressed without thinking too much about it.
When I put together the capsule wardrobe, I never actually threw away all of my old clothes. I’d gotten rid of a few worn-out items but put the majority in a big storage tote. When summer rolled around, I dug through the old clothes to find ones I liked, then brought them back into circulation. I picked out a few tops and bottoms that went well together in terms of color scheme, and have enjoyed wearing some old pieces in new ways. (I also bought a new pair of purple pants that I’m obsessed with, and wear them at least twice a week.) Using a capsule wardrobe helps me appreciate the clothes I have and helps me to feel good in my body — every outfit is built from my favorites! I don’t have to feel down in the dumps because I’m committed to a shirt that fits me the wrong way.
Since I’ve loved the simplicity of capsule wardrobes so much, I am putting one together for the Fall. This is what I’ve come up with:
My capsule wardrobe includes:
- 7 blouses (a black/white patterned top, a white floral top, a green silk top, a black silk top, a white knit tee, a light green peplum top, and a pale pink long tank)
- 1 light pink sweater + 1 black blazer
- 3 cardigans (1 short gray knit cardigan, 1 long black cardigan, and 1 long tan cardigan)
- 2 dresses (1 striped black/white dress, 1 plain black dress)
- 3 pairs of dress pants (2 black, 1 beige)
- 2 pairs of shoes (1 black leather, 1 brown leather)
- I’d originally purchased a black skirt but I decided I didn’t like it and returned it.
- Total = 19 items
Have you ever used a capsule wardrobe? What are your thoughts about it?