Hello again! I’m here with an update on my minimized wardrobe for the past month. If you read last month’s posts, you’ll remember that I DEFINITELY didn’t cut down my wardrobe to the “35 pieces” that a normal capsule wardrobe calls for… BUT I have still been trying to slim down my closet and use what I actually have.
This month I've learned that I'm always worried about not having enough clothes, yet I wear the same clothes constantly. Basically, my "style" is either a sweater with tall boots, or a plain shirt with jeans and a jacket to “fancy it up.” And personally, I'm fine with it! I rarely have photos taken and the majority of the people I see in a day are boys - who, let's be honest, wouldn't notice if I wore a onesie for three days straight. 🤷🏽♀️ So with that in mind, I was able to give away more items that I was keeping for a "but what if I have to climb a tree covered in paint?" or a "but what if the Queen of England stops by?" Just.... no.
SO with that second round of clutter eliminated after a brief trial period, I was able to start seeing what I could do with a smaller (admittedly still pretty large) amount of clothes. I do still have quite a bit to work with, but I didn't want to suddenly start wearing complicated outfits that took an hour to put together just
so that I could wear everything I own.
So I tried putting together some outfits that use my favorites while using an element here and there to make the outfits look different to people who don't know I've been wearing the same 5 things the last 3 weeks. I was happily surprised at how easily this was done! I could quickly throw together 6 outfits using the same 5 items. (Admittedly due to the fact that I am the monotone closet QUEEN and everything matched pretty easily - white, black, and grey for the win)
Doing this, I came to the conclusion that layers are my friend when it comes to re-wearing items without anyone noticing 🤫 Switching out a jacket or adding a scarf completely changed the outfit and I no longer needed 10 different shirts, bottoms, and jackets to make 10 different outfits! (I've outlined a few that I made below using only 2 shirts, 2 jackets, and a pair of jeans below.)
Another tip I found while trying to use older items in my outfits was that you can make plain items look nice with a simple cuff or scrunch. For example, t-shirts that I love but only wore to bed ended up being my favorite errand shirts by cuffing the sleeves and tucking it into my favorite pair of jeans.
That's all for my one month update, but I look forward to checking back in in March!