Last year, like almost every other female I knew between the ages of 20-60, I purged my closet and jumped on the capsule wardrobe bandwagon. There were good intentions published online about regularly featuring my wardrobe via What I Wore Sunday, but those promises lasted until the temperature dropped and I could no longer take pictures outside. You were probably all relieved anyway. This is not a fashion blog. (As evidenced by the existence of this “white” robe.)
Although the capsule fascination faded from my homepage, the wardrobe lived on, and a year later, my closet is just as empty as that first fall afternoon when I dumped all it’s contents onto my bed and started stuffing unwanted items into plastic bins and bags.
Keeping a small wardrobe has been easy and amazingly, I never got tired of having fewer options. Here’s a few things a learned after a year of a capsule wardrobe.
This fall my capsule includes two of these massive ridiculously printed blanket sweater coat things. (The one pictured above is from Target.) I also bought a hat because I’m still recovering from the regrettable summer bob decision. I feel like I should know better than trying to rock this young bohemian look but man, it is so comfy. The older kids are embarrassed that their mother is wearing what, by all intents and purposes, resembles an Oriental rug, out in public.
Who else is still riding the capsule wardrobe bandwagon? Any additional lessons to impart upon the rest of us or favorite fall pieces?
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