I am nearly a third of the way through, of my very first capsule wardrobe experiment. I cannot believe it has been a whole month!
Currently, my capsule is at 51 pieces. Only 49 are pictured here.
I really, really love my wardrobe!
Here is what changed in the past four weeks:
1) The Off-White Trench Jacket (seen in past posts) is gone. It had a tendency to move around and needed continual re-adjusting. Damn near drove me nuts. So it's cut.
2) I bought an olive zip cardigan. I wore it twice. Then I cut it. I bought it because I've been wearing my black zip cardi a lot this fall, and it's starting to really show the love. Olive is a favorite color... in the spring and summer. When the natural light is long and strong. In the shifting fall light, this sweater looks really drab, and I was starting to feel the drabness in my spirit. This sweater has been moved to my dance/exercise gear for the time being, because it really is comfortable and cute.
3) I pulled a pair of jeans and a skirt from storage: I've gained weight this summer, and that trend continued well into September. I am working to get it back off now, but in the meantime, I've been feeling the need for some pieces that aren't quite so snug!
4. I bought three new tops: a white, long-sleeve crop top, a black long-sleeve mockneck, and a black halter-neck, sleeveless top.
I have no regrets about these purchases. One of the wonderful things about working with a capsule wardrobe is that I have a clearer 'vision' for my style, and these three pieces move me forward in a direction that makes me feel gorgeous.
All of that being said... I have to come clean about something. The capsule wardrobe experience hasn't been all cake and jam. There have been moments that I have been disinclined to continue, and I had to sort through the 'why' of it all. I will talk about this in my next post, because I have a feeling it's something that a lot of us go experience to some degree.
Overall, I am very happy with how my experiment is proceeding, and I have already started mapping out my winter capsule!
On to you... are you currently doing a capsule wardrobe? Thinking about doing one? What is holding you back?