Capsule Wardrobe (Winter 2015)


Hello!  I hope you all had a merry Christmas and a very happy new years!

Beofre I get into the real meat of this post, there are a couple of housekeeping things I’d like to take care of.  First off, I would like to thank every single one of you who supported and shared and talked to me personally about the post I did a couple of weeks ago talking about my depression and anxiety.  It was a hard post to write and I wasn’t sure how people were going to react.  I was completely surprised when I received emails and comments from people I didn’t even know telling me their own experiences and how mental illness has touched their lives.  It was really amazing.  Second, you may notice some changes have taken place here on the blog.  I decided it needed a bit of a spruce so I took some time over the holidays and did some work on this here blog.  It’s been up for a couple of days and I haven’t heard of any issues but if you experience any, please let me know!

Ok so now that that’s all taken care of… I present to you my capsule wardrobe!

I’ve been doing this for a little while and even wrote a blog post that I never got around to finishing.. But since it’s the new year and everyone has their list of things they’d like to do/accomplish/resolve I thought it would be fitting to share with you an easy way of slimming down your closet and getting the most out of the pieces you’ve accumulated over the years!

For those of you who don’t know what a capsule wardrobe is, here are the deets:

  1. Go through your closet select 37 items you want to wear for the next 3 months These 37 pieces include tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear and shoes.
  2. Wear only these 37 items for the next 3 months Winter (Jan-March) Spring (April-June) Summer (July-Sept) Fall (Oct-Dec)
  3. No shopping!  Until…
  4. Plan and shop (if necessary) for the next capsule during the last couple weeks of the season
  5. Do it all again!

That is the most minimal explanation I can give and it all comes from un-fancy, the beautiful blog where this brilliant idea was born!

So here is my winter capsule wardrobe.  I have deviated slightly from the original “rules” and made a few changes where necessary… For example, I am an oversized t-shirt hoarder and stripes are kind of my jam so I cut down in the shoe department to allow for more t-shirts.  I am also not one to wear fancy clothes unless absolutely necessary, so I didn't include my formal things in the capsule because I didn't want dresses that I would wear once in the three months taking up valuable t-shirt space!  You can customize the numbers and make changes so that your capsule is exactly the way you want it!

Hey Natalie Jean also does a capsule wardrobe and the entertainment value alone of reading about the amount of thought she puts into creating hers makes it worth the read!