In my last post about the capsule wardrobe, I gave an overview of the process and gave you step one – empty out your closet and make a list of what you have for this season.
As I mentioned in the last post, I’m doing this with you, which is unlike how I’ve done my posts in the past. Usually I’ll go on a trip (for example) and then write about it after, so it’s much more organized and maybe a bit clearer. so as we go along, i hope you can forgive me as I’m trying to figure this all out as I go. It’s a big experiment!
After I made my list of what I have, I found (not too surprisingly) that I have way more than the 37 items that Caroline suggests on her blog, the Un-Fancy blog. Now I’m not going to get too hung up on the number and I may find that there’s a number that works better for me, but since I’m new to this, I want to try her suggestion.
Since I’m a visual person, I decided to empty out and move all the items that aren’t going to be used for this season. In my last house, I was lucky to have one big closet where I kept everything, so I would have just moved my non-season clothes to one end or packed them up into garment boxes. However, now I have a few smaller closets, so I’ve moved them out of the main closet. Then since I have a dual-rod closet, I already have my tops on one rod and my bottoms on another. However, if you don’t, be sure to organize your clothes by type, so you can begin to narrow them down.
Here’s Step 2:
Move your non-season clothes – to another closet, to garment boxes, or just to one end of your closet
Organize your clothes by type (shirts, bottoms, jackets, etc.) – it will make it easier to narrow down your selections
Make a list of your activities – what do you need outfits for? What do you spend most of your time doing? Do you go to classes everyday? Are you in a corporate environment? A stay-at-home mom?
I’m super excited to be on this journey with you!
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