Hey friends, I trust you’re all having an amazing week. I’m not going to lie, January & february have been really hard for me. I wish I had it all togeher, but I mean, who does?
I especially feel like I’m falling apart at the seams lately. So much to do, not enough time or money.
Recently I grabbed a copy of Jo’s new “Journal”. It’s literally packed full of goodness, but something that stood out to me was the “Capsule Wardrobe”. Since I was young, I often felt like the more pieces I accumulated the more put together I might feel. Even if I didn’t really like or wear them. I would hold onto pieces that either no longer fit, or I didn’t like anymore because they filled up my closet and made me feel somewhat good about myself. Turns out, this practice that most of us do really has the opposite affect. It leaves us feeling empty, confused and cluttered. Not only that, but when you want to actually get dressed, it makes the desision harder.
As soon as I read this article, I knew that I had to empty my closet and dresser that day. I started in my closet and decided if I would wear it in the next week. If the question was no, I put it in my giveaway pile. The only exception for that rule was, summer clothes. Clearly I can’t be wearing shorts in the snow. All my summer clothes that I knew I would wear, I folded neatly and put in a bin on the top shelf of my closet.
As for my fall/winter//spring clothes I thought about each piece. I only kept pieces that I really loved and wore once a week or more. A lot of you might find this wasteful, but the process was invigorating and felt so amazing. I also didn’t just throw my clothes away, I folded them all up neat and gave them to my local womens shelter. Double win in my books.
This whole idea stems from Caroline over at Un-Fancy. The idea is you have 37 pieces of clothes ( that include shoes ). These pieces will be curated and you can switch them up and match them. They will be good quality pieces that will be timeless and classic. I know most of us grew up thinking that buying more articles of clothing was so much better than spending more on one well designed, quality piece. Well Caroline is here to smash that theory. It will leave you feeling overwhelmed when trying to get dressed.
Once my computer is up and running I will be doing another post to this blog on the clothes that I kept & why. I think it is super important to declutter our lives and live more simply. Life is hard enough without taking 30 minutes to decide what to wear. Am I right?
I hope you enjoyed this post and my thoughts on what this new Capsule Wardrobe is so important.
Let me know if you decide to take the purge too!