This week, I want to share a cool new thing I’ve been doing… capsule wardrobes! What are those, you ask? Simply put, a curated closet with approximately 37 pieces total, including footwear, outerwear, and various accessories. It is a minimalist way to live, and has saved me time, money, and worry.
A few months ago, I was overwhelmed with life. It is safe to say that perhaps being a senior in college had something to do with it, but at the time I was seriously fed up with everything on my plate. The first victim of a crazed college student? My closet. I remember waking up every morning, going to my closet, looking inside and just wanting to burn it all down. I had tons of clothes, but nothing to wear. I would leave getting dressed to being my last to-do while getting ready in the morning, hoping that a good breakfast came with a stylistic breakthrough. It was at this point that I decided I needed change.
I did lots of searching around the web–mostly how to declutter your life, and other things like that. I felt like I already knew that it all came down to getting rid of the things I don’t need or use, but I needed the Internet’s approval. But through this search, I discovered something trending on minimalism blogs everywhere: the capsule wardrobe. Upon further inspection, I realized… this was exactly what I was looking to do, with a structured approach.
It became so simple: I emptied out my teeming closet, picked out clothes I wore on a regular basis and go-to outfits, and packed away the rest. It felt like my very own boutique, complete with all the items I enjoy wearing. It might sound crazy to have so little in your closet, but let’s be real: you don’t need everything in there. Don’t let consumerism bog you down with the weight of too much textile. Fashion is meant to be innovative and creative–let’s keep it that way.