I tried out a capsule wardrobe for three weeks (more about that here), and here’s what I learned.
- Getting dressed is really easy when there are such limited options.
- It’s also very boring. I am so excited to get back into my closet.
- It was easier than I thought it would be to not repeat outfits. I don’t think I wore the exact same combination of items a single time. I was also surprised at how few times I actually wore each item. Most shirts were only worn twice. It felt like more!
- Capsule wardrobes are not my jam. I’ll try my best to keep the stuff I don’t wear or that doesn’t fit culled so the closet is a manageable size and doesn’t threaten to swallow me each morning as I take it on…but I am not interested in doing the capsule thing long term.
And because I like data… Here’s the breakdown of how often I wore each item:
– Black and white striped – worn 2 times
– Navy blue – worn 0 times. I actually never wore this because it is not nursing friendly and it would have just been really inconvenient. I probably could have subbed in a different item but I just never got around to doing so.
3 pair of jeans
– Black skinny – worn 6 times
– Blue denim skinny – worn 9 times
– Purple skinny – worn 4 times
– Patterned – worn 3 times
– Navy blue – worn 2 times
– Maroon – worn 2 times
4 pair of shoes
– Grey boots – worn 4 times
– Brown boots – worn 3 times
– Black flats – worn 5 times
– Brown loafer flats – worn 9 times
– Grey t-shirt – worn 5 times
– Purple Soothe Shirt tank – worn 2 times
– Grey, black, & white raglan stripes – worn 2 times
– Patterned short sleeve blouse – worn 2 times
– Green long sleeve button up – worn 3 times
– Dark chambray long sleeve tunic – worn 2 times
– Red plaid long sleeve flannel button up – worn 2 times
– Blue plaid long sleeve tunic -worn 3 times
And here are a few of the outfit combos, in all their photogenic glory: