How I did the Capsule Wardrobe Step One The Closet Purge.
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Capsule Wardrobe Step One The Closet Purge
If you read my post last week, Why I’m Starting a Capsule Wardrobe, you know that I have made the decision to do a Capsule Wardrobe. Let’s start at the very beginning with my quick definition of a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is where you have a small set of clothing that you love and that each piece goes with all of the other pieces and you can make multiple outfits out of them. Some people say you should have 33 pieces, others limit it by type, like 5 shirts, 5 bottoms. As I mentioned in my previous post, instead of starting from scratch, I am using the French Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe from Classy Yet Trendy. I will go into more detail about the ins and outs of that in a later post. Today’s post is about what you have to do before you create your capsule wardrobe and that is the Capsule Wardrobe Step One The Closet Purge.
Before you jump into a Capsule Wardrobe, you need to purge your closet. Maybe you don’t have a lot, maybe you have several closets full! In all of my reading on this great closet purge, almost every single website says that you had to do it all at once. You needed to take every single item of clothing out your closet and go from there. I know, I’ve read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I get it. Once site even had step by step instructions with water breaks included. Well, that wasn’t going to work for me. Let me put your mind at ease, if you don’t want to give up and entire Saturday and possibly Sunday and run the risk of sleeping on the floor because your bed is piled high with clothing, you don’t have to. I did mine for about 30 minutes every day until I had it done.
Yep, 30 minutes a day. I started at my shelves and just worked my way around the closet. It worked. I started to take a photo of the 6 trash bags full of clothing that I donated, but if you’ve seen one trash bag full of clothing, you’ve seen them all. I tried everything on and decided if it looked good and if I felt it would go with the kind of wardrobe I wanted to create. If it did, it went back in the closet, if it didn’t it went straight into the donate bag. I didn’t bother setting up a “to sell” bag, I didn’t want to have the clothes hanging around any longer than necessary, I needed them to be gone. Just seeing the clothes hanging in my closet with space between them was a relief. I can’t explain how light and freeing it felt.
What you are seeing here peeps, is my first Capsule Wardrobe outfit! It was so easy to put together and I loved how I looked. It was simple, classic and uncomplicated.
For my look I am wearing, a Target Mossimo Vest, a Kohl’s Sonoma T-shirt, Steinmart Premise White Pants and Born Sandals. You can put together a similar outfit with: Gray T-Shirt, White Skinny Pants, Long Gold Necklace, Blue Jean Vest, and Black Sandals.
Next week, I will be back talking about step two of your Capsule Wardrobe building.
This week I am linking up with:
Classy Monday |
Visible Monday |
Hello Monday |
Turning Heads Tuesday |
Confident Twosday |
I Will Wear What I Like |
What I Wore Wednesday |
Style on the Daily |
The Pleated Poppy |
Fresh Fashion Forum |
Throw Back Thursday |
What I Wore Thursday |
Thursday Fashion Files |
Top of the World |
Fashion Friday |
Fabulous Friday |
Fun Fashion Friday |