We’ve all been there. Or will be at some point in our lives. Standing in front of a fully packed closet, thinking of outfits for ages and finally coming to the conclusion that we have absolutely nothing to wear. I’ve personally been in this situation too many times to count. Fed up with thinking about my outfits every single morning and ending up with the same boring outfit, I gave away 6 (yes 6!!!) garbage bags full of clothes. From this moment everything changed: my Capsule Wardrobe was born.
Now your probably wondering what a Capsule Wardrobe is. The term Capsule Wardrobe was brought into the world by Susie Faux and stands for a collection of a few essential items. Here you could think of basic trousers, sweaters, coats and shirts. The idea is simple: by building a capsule wardrobe we will buy less clothes of a higher quality that we will eventually wear more often. We will never, ever again have a closet full of clothes that we don’t wear and we’ll never be unable to find anything to wear again. Sounds perfect to me!
To get into this whole Capsule Wardrobe thing, I firstly had to change something about basically my whole closet. To do this I used the KonMari method from her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I threw all of my clothes out of my closet, yes all of it. Then, I looked at every single item and only kept the items that “sparked joy”. Any object that failed to do so, got chucked away. I ended up with filling up 6 garbage bags full of clothes I still kept from age 16 to now, 23. Those mini skirts, those way too big sweaters and especially prints honestly just don’t suit my style anymore.
I ended up with an almost empty closet, which was extremely terrifying, but relieving at the same time. It’s good to be able to see what’s in there in just one glimpse! So from now on, I’ll only buy things that suit my current style, wardrobe and style of living. Things that I can mix and match. Things that will be there for the long run. But most important (and I hated this phrase at first but now I adore it): things that sparkle that joy!
Next time I’ll share some of my new buys & the clothes in my Capsule Wardrobe, I hope to inspire you to do the same and take a good look at all the shiz that has been hanging around in your wardrobe!