Of the many things in the world I love there is one thing that outweighs everything else. Clothes, clothes, clothes. And maybe shopping. And clothes. Oh, and shoes. Necklaces. Scarves… Lots of scarves. I’m obsessed. Slightly. A lot. If you were to look in my browser history you wouldn’t find much more than online boutiques and fashion bloggers. So needless to say, my closet, and entire floor surrounding my closet are stockpiled with more clothing than I know what to do with. I have every possible style you could think of (hippie chic all the way to Parisian princess) and a multitude of accessories to go with it.
Yet, somehow, I NEVER have anything to wear.
I generally love the idea of getting dressed and creating a new look each day, but lately it’s become more of a burden than anything. It’s impossible to keep things organized. I can never find what I’m looking for, and am consistently digging through 1000 mediocre clothes that I only sorta like to find the one out of ten things that I truly LOVE to wear.
It’s taken years of frivolous spending on an abundance of clothing that only slightly work for me to decide that maybe I’m ready for a new time and budget friendly wardrobe.
I’ve never disliked the fact that clothing and shopping have been something that I spend money on because a)I really truly love to shop and b)I’m a pretty big bargain shopper, but I’ve gotten to a point of wanting to minimize.
How can I have a clean space that only houses exceptional items?
How do I get to a point where every item in my closet is something that I would LOVE to wear right this minute?
Well, by only owning items that I love.
This means removing the ones that don’t fit perfectly, have hair color stains on them, or don’t work with the style I choose to portray. It’s a scary thought for a clothing addict, but I am honestly thrilled to give it a try.
After plenty of research I have decided to try out a capsule wardrobe!
What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
When I came across this phrase I was wondering the same thing. Well, here’s the definition, according to Wikipedia:
Capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that will not go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be updated with seasonal pieces.
In other words: 25- 45 Classic, beautiful, perfectly fitted pieces that can be updated seasonally by adding and removing a few trendy pieces. This keeps you updating and loving your newest things, but also keeps you from overspending and over stuffing your closet.
I love the idea of giving myself a “fresh” wardrobe each season without feeling the guilt of having a million random pieces piled on top of each other. So, I am going to try this new challenge. Building a capsule wardrobe! Over the next few days I will walk you through a bit of my thought process, as well as my closets transition. Anyone want to try it with me?