The Emily Verision of a Capsule Wardrobe

Friday, July 3, 2015

I was scrolling through Pinterest one day when I found this post on How to Do a 37-Piece Capsule Wardrobe. I was immediately intrigued. I am someone who buys pieces carelessly, not thinking about how they will fit into my wardrobe. And because I am careless I had built a wardrobe in which only 10% of my items received any love. On a stormy Sunday, I pulled all of the clothes out of my closet and drawers and got down to business, with a little help from Sophie!

I started with the easy things: workout clothes and dressier items. I knew they would not count towards my 37 piece limit, but I also knew I had a few things that needed to go and be re-organized.

The second part was my tops, then bottoms, then dresses, then shoes. If I knew I didn't love it, I put it in the give away pile. If I wasn't sure, I put it in the maybe pile. At the end of the process, the entire maybe pile ended up in the give away pile. I found that once I gave myself a chance to think about it I really didn't love the piece.

At the end of the day, I ended up with 36 pieces:

  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 4 pairs of pants/jeans
  • 5 sweaters/kimonos
  • 1 jean vest
  • 13 tank tops
  • 4 short dresses
  • 4 maxi dresses
  • and 2 solid v-neck t-shirts!

It has been one week living with my capsule wardrobe and I love it! The only thing I noticed through this process is my lack of work appropriate pants, so the hunt is on. I highly recommend going through your closet and choosing simplification!

Mrs. Harrison

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