I've been on and off capsule wardrobing for awhile now. I really do love when I do it, and then I get distracted by a shiny boutique and the cute clothes and fall off the wagon. Then my closet gets super full, I become overwhelmed and I got on a crazy cleaning rampage. Today I did that.
I pared my closet down to 33 clothing items (tops, bottoms, skirts, dresses) and 6 pairs of shoes. Which is still a TON. And especially in the fall here in Utah that gives me SO MANY COMBINATIONS. I also pretty much wear the exact same stuff everyday anyway, so the idea was to get the stuff I didn't wear out of my closet so I could focus on the pieces I love.
Here's what the count came to....
+ 2 pairs of black leggings
+ 1 casual chambray skirt
+ 1 pair black work pants
+ 1 black pencil skirt
+ 2 plaid shirts (one blue & white, one black & red)
+ 1 pink casual dress
+ 1 burnt orange fancy dress
+ 4 cardigans (1 b&w striped, 1 navy & cream striped, 1 plain burnt orange, 1 plain mustard yellow)
+ 4 striped tees (1 mauve with simple black stripes, 1 mostly white with black stripes, 1 b&w even skinny stripes, 1 mostly red w/ black stripes)
+ 3 plain white tees (1 v neck, 1 crew neck w/ pocket, 1 basic layering top)
+ 1 casual star wars hoodie
+ 1 white and floral tunic
+ 1 casual tee from the Elementary School I work for
+ 1 casual "Fur Mom" tee
+ 1 chambray dress
+ 4 peplum tops (1 greyish blue, 1 oatmeal, 1 black & grey stripe, 1 gray with floral peplum)
+ 4 various chambray tops (1 blue & teal striped, 1 plain dark wash chambray, 1 plain white wash chambray, 1 polka dot blue chambray)
+ 1 pair knee high brown boots
+ 3 pairs of flats (black ballet flats, b&w striped flats, leopard print flats)
+ 1 pair of Nike tennis shoes
+ 1 pair brown ankle boots
So that's my capsule! I'll do some instagram updates at @brooklynjolley using hashtag #brooklyncapsules
I love using a capsule wardrobe and it really helps me have a lesser desire to spend money. I love my capsule because it helps me wear what I love and not feel guilty about it.
Also one time I read that men wear basically the same thing to work over and over. Black pants, white button down top, and a tie. Why can't women adopt that pattern and just wear a uniform? What if we did?? I do believe that fashion should be fun and can be really exciting and a great way to express yourself! However, I do think the idea of a "uniform" could be fun and liberating. Any thoughts?