So, because I travel to and from school a few times a year, I started to notice how much clothes I don’t wear. I carried bags of clothing to and from school, tiring myself when I spend most of college wearing sweatshirts and leggings.
I finally decided to throw away a bunch of the clothes I don’t wear and start creating what the cool kids call a “capsule wardrobe”.
A Capsule wardrobe is when you keep just about 40 items of clothing in your wardrobe. My difficulty is that I have so much loungewear. I learned about it from Lucy Moon. One of my favorite bloggers/youtubers. She made videos where she discusses the wardrobe( 1, 2, 3).
Anywho, the first step is giving them to friends and then I’m just going to send them all to charities, my family sends our clothes to a church called St. Mary’s. It’s far better to give clothes away than to throw them out.
I’m gradually becoming a minimalist. I’m throwing out so much. The less clutter, the clearer the mind.
I noticed while going through my stuff that most of my clothes are just sweatshirts and t-shirts so along with this capsule wardrobe, I want to buy some professional clothing. Button downs and chinos. Fancy flats that don’t murder my flat feet. I think the coolest thing about this is that I can still shop but for the clothes that perfectly fit my body and style instead of just impulse buying. I don’t mind having a few select pieces to wear. Neutral tones and clothes that compliment my body.
I’m really excited to start it all. I just need to be mindful of the clothes in my closet and stop keeping shit just for the memory. My aim is to have a wardrobe full of complimentary clothes that are representative of the person I am now. I’m really digging this. I plan on getting my sister to join me on this journey and to keep updates! Look out!
Thanks for reading!