I recently discovered a name for something I’ve been attempting to do with my closet for the past several through downsizing and keeping only what I love. It’s called a capsule wardrobe and it absolutely speaks to my minimalist leanings.
The basic premise? Limit your wardrobe to less than 40 pieces per season (tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, and shoes included). That may sound so scary to you, but I can say from experience that the less I have in my closet, the more put-together I look and the more in tune I feel with my true personal style.
I especially love the idea of rotating items in and out by the season. I’ve mastered the art of cutting back on how much I have in my closet, but sometimes there are clothes that I really like, but just am not feeling for the time being. Each season has a different vibe—in the winter, I love a predominantly black wardrobe and simple neutrals. In the summer, I tend to add pops of blue or even coral to my core items. But when everything is all muddled together in my closet, it’s hard to see what I’m really looking for.
Plus, there would be so much excitement each new season when you change out clothes and add new items to the rotation, don’t you think? While I’m currently being forced into a capsule wardrobe during these pregnancy days, I definitely plan to implement this strategy for real when I’m no longer carrying a basketball under my shirt ;)
If you are in need of more simplicity in your life or a style refresh, be sure to check out all the specifics on creating a capsule wardrobe from Caroline at Un-Fancy…
Would you ever try a capsule wardrobe?
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