It’s been awhile since I talked to y’all about my capsule wardrobe. Even though I haven’t had a public conversation, there has been a lot of activity privately surrounding the whole process. I first introduced my Fall 2015 Capsule Wardrobe with the intention that I wear it from mid-October to mid-December, depending on the weather. Being on a tight budget and not truly needing a new winter clothing led me to decide to combine my Fall and Winter capsule wardrobes for 2015 (and into 2016). Most of the pieces were going to overlap so in December, I added in a couple sweaters and some snow boots I had been storing. Flash forward – it’s April and I am finally saying goodbye to the pieces in my F/W 15 capsule. It’s been 5 months of wearing about the same pieces every two weeks. That kind of redundancy definitely makes it easier to decide what you love and what you can do without. In early February, I decided it was time to really edit down the capsule even more. I removed a few blouses, pants, and a blazer. For the two months my capsule consisted of:
- 9 tops, 4 bottoms, and 1 dress
- 2 pairs of boots and 3 pairs of flats
- 1 coat, 1 puffer vest, 1 wrap sweater, and 1 blazer
- 2 scarfs and 2 belts
- 2 necklaces, 2 earrings, 1 watch, and 1 bag
My F/W capsule ended with exactly 33 items. I had never set out to follow the rules of Project 333, yet somehow 33 was my magic number.
I’m taking this as a sign that it’s time to abandon the idea of doing an all-seasons, year-long capsule wardrobe and go back to the short, but sweet 3 month capsule. I’ll be sharing my Spring 2016 capsule this Wednesday so stay tuned! Thanks for reading!