The ‘capsule wardrobe’ seemed to be everywhere around the internet the last few months. I think Elise linked to Caroline and I was sucked into this idea. It sounds like such a good idea what’s not to love? It actually took me back thirty years to when I used to take a real interest in fashion and longed to get myself in gear and create a capsule wardrobe.
Fast forward to today where I find myself stalking ‘twenty somethings’ blogs for inspiration. Ha ha!
The thing is that I love the idea of having staples to reach for and I know that it would do me good to think more about where a potential new item of clothing would fit in with the things I already own. So I pondered this idea for a few weeks and came up with some why not to do it’s….
- I don’t buy a vast quantity of clothes anyway.
- I’m not trendy!
- I’m supposed to be loosing weight so I can get into those items hanging up already.
And then some why to’s…
- It will hone my style.
- It should mean any new clothes I buy will get worn and fit in with my current items.
- I won’t have to say this ever again…… ‘I have nothing to wear!’
I took the first step and I pulled everything I owned out of cupboards and drawers and took stock.
I was totally shocked when I counted up. I was also shocked by all the clothes I don’t really love. I wasn’t shocked that there was a lot of long cardigans (cover ups) and a lot of black and grey (fade into the background.)
I made piles. One for items I love and wear over and over. One for summer clothes that I know I’ll wear but need storing over winter. One for items I’m not sure about. One for things that don’t quite fit.
For this first go at pairing down I decided not to get rid of anything. I put all the summer and don’t fit clothes away under the bed, the will wear right now back in the wardrobe and left a small pile of thinking about items out on the floor to well, think about.
So step one accomplished. I have room in the wardrobe and a growing knowledge of my go to items of clothing. How about you? Do you capsule?