Clothing is so hard to get rid of; unless something is broken or stained or spoiled, there’s no knowing when you’ll need it – and history has taught me that you never know when something will come back into fashion!
But, doing research and looking into minimalism, I see The Minimalists saying that you have to stop worrying about “Just in Case”, so I’m going to try not to use that excuse anymore. Also, because I really struggle to get rid of clothing (even things I haven’t worn in years!) I am going to create a capsule wardrobe for this season. So I’m not throwing anything away right now, but I am hoping to become more aware of what I wear and what I don’t wear, to see if I can edit down my massive clothing collection.
I used this capsule wardrobe planner, from the amazing blog Un-Fancy to start thinking about what things I wear most often, and what suits me, and then what’s missing. (Just want to point out now that I did not include my work clothes – the clothes I regularly wear for work probably amount to about 8 or 9 pieces of clothing, they are not very exciting but I feel like if anything, a work capsule wardrobe would involve buying more clothes!)
My capsule comprises:
- 2 pairs jeans
- 4 vests
- 8 T-shirts / blouses
- 4 jumpers
- 5 dresses
- 2 leggings
- 3 pairs shoes/boots
- 1 jumpsuit
I put this together and realised I have way less than the suggested 37 items – just 29 items, and I have included more dresses than I really wear on a regular basis. But I have not included workout clothes, pyjamas, or office clothes, so maybe I should include one of those next time.
Have you tried putting together a capsule wardrobe? Did it work for you?