Summer Capsule Wardrobe – Update

So.. You know how I said my summer capsule wardrobe would be around 60 items because of the weird weather? Well, I thought about it more and now have a 40-45 piece capsule wardrobe.

So that’s my general update for you.
I’ll be posting all the items this week.

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe – An Introduction

Let us try a capsule wardrobe season one more time.

Here’s some information about the summer capsule before we get started:

  • This capsule includes more items that normal (I think 60?) but they will not all be staying in my wardrobe. It is June currently in Nova Scotia but it is still incredibly cold so there are many days where I will need a sweater, hopefully the weather will change soon but until then I need to keep some more “transitional” items in my wardrobe.
  • There are a few items in my capsule that I tend to only wear when it is CRAZY hot (so mid-July) so I would say these also go into the “transitional” item category.
  • There are three items that I will be altering and trying to make work – the overalls, the Vegas shirt and the long floral dress. I wanted to include them because I assume that once I have them working around
  • My sister is getting married this summer so that is why I have a few more “dresses” in the capsule so that I can wear them/look appropriate for the events leading up to her wedding. I am not including my Maid of Honour dress because I do not have it yet/have no idea what it will be yet.
  • Some of the items are missing from the capsule pictures because it was laundry day when I took them but I’m pretty sure it’s like two shirts, a light sweater and a romper. ┬áBut I will try to post pictures of them soon.
  • There are a few items I may actually remove from my capsule, because I just noticed that I have 3 black tank tops that look incredibly similar. But I will keep you updated.

 

Like last season I will be posting all the items in different categories, every category will have their own post and at the end I will post a tally of what items I have.

STOP! DROP and please don’t shop

Something came over me this weekend, maybe I was looking too long at my closet but I realized that even after decluttering and donating so many items of clothing and trying to be careful with what I put into my closet but it is still packed full of clothes (not including my summer clothes)

But the thing is – I have tried on every.single.item in that closet and somehow I have rationalized keeping these items that I haven’t worn in months. I think I’m struggling with the fact that currently I’m working in a place that has uniforms so I only really get dressed 3 (if that) of the 7 days, but I am constantly looking for other work. But at the same time I don’t want to make excuses for the state of my closet or my spending problem.

Recently I’ve done pretty good with my spending habit so I am proud of myself, I think the idea of the capsule wardrobe is really helpful.

As of right now – I am on an indefinite clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. I will hopefully do monthly check ins. I know for sure that I want to catalogue every single piece of clothing I own and I want to do that whole “if you wear it turn the hanger around” thing because that seems logical?

Stay tuned for my updates about this, and maybe some “challenge rules”, also my catalogue will be up soon. ( I might also do it in video format because it could be helpful)