My friend, Lydia, posted about how she had been reading about “capsule” wardrobes and how that inspired her to go through her clothes and get rid of a bunch of stuff.
The idea behind it is that you get rid of the clothes that don’t flatter your figure, or you have too many of, or don’t really go with anything. This enables you to actually see the clothes that are left- the ones that you love. You spend less time looking through a huge pile of clothes wondering why you have nothing to wear. You should also only keep items that you can use multiple ways. The more ways you can mix and match your items, the less you need and more options you end up with.
Here is a capsule of 12 items that you could wear 22 different ways.
Business casual capsule.
Here is one with just 12 items and lots of different ways to pair them.
So, Lydia posted about it and then she posted again about how she helped her husband with his clothes. Immediately, I closed my browser and went upstairs to my room and pulled out all my clothes. I ended up with an overflowing laundry basket of clothes to get rid of.
I am not one to actually have tons of clothes, but I had ended up with a bunch of things I didn’t ever wear or were old and I wasn’t going to wear anymore. I had a huge collection of 5k race tshirts, VBS volunteer shirts, and several dresses that didn’t fit or flatter me. I also had a bunch of pairs of jeans that didn’t fit. I also had some cute items that I had picked up, but even though they are more current trends, they don’t look good on me. My body shape does not love the current fashion era or big, flowy shirts and skinny jeans. They emphasize the parts of me that I don’t want to emphasize.
This is what is currently hanging in my closet:
I have my t-shirts, shorts, and jeans in my dresser. It feel so good to have all of the extra stuff cleaned out!