Happy Friday y’all! I have no plans this weekend, other than to hang out with my sister, and I am so happy. I have been busy and on top of that, I overbook my weekends, so I never get to rest and recover from the weekday. So, I am excited to be doing nothing this weekend (shout out to my fellow #homebodies).
Anyway, in this post I wanted to discuss my closet and how hard I try to create a capsule wardrobe. Waaay before I started this blog, I decided I wanted to only have staple pieces in my closet. That was easy to do at first, but after I lost 50 pounds (I will write a post of health & fitness soon), most of my staple pieces began to diminish. So, I had to start shopping around again, and unlike most fashion bloggers, I do not enjoy shopping (unless it is online). I have a hard time finding clothes that properly fit my 6′ frame, so I become irritated when trying things on in stores. Then on top of that, I have a list of criteria an item must meet before it leaves the store and enters my wardrobe.
- Does it go with more than one outfit?
- Is this just a trendy item that will only last this season or is it a trendy item that can be reworn?
- Is it comfortable to wear on a regular basis or do I just want to take pictures in it?
If the item does not pass the test, then it stays and I go. On top of this shopping strategy I have forced myself to develop, I also have a system of decluttering my closet. I store my fall/winter clothing during the spring/summer months (which is like 9 out of 12 months in Texas sometimes) and vice versa. When the time comes to switch my wardrobe, I do a few things:
- I store everything that is strictly for warmer temps (shorts, swimwear, etc).
- All lightweight basics stay out.
- When I add the new seasonal items back in, I try on everything. I mean every single item (yes, this takes a few hours and I usually have to schedule time for it). If I am iffy about anything, I set it aside.
- What I set aside goes into 3 categories. The first one is “1 month (sometimes 3) and you’re out”… if not worn. The 2nd is sell. The 3rd is donate or recycle.
I never sift through the clothing I am storing, because I typically assume that I will wear it during the next season.
Okay, I promise I am going somewhere with all this. In this post, I only wanted to wear some of my staple items that I have owned for a few years. I think it can help others understand that if they invest in staple items, they never go out of style. I also find it important to do this because most people believe that fashion bloggers have to shop a lot (or they get free sponsored items). I am still a college student though and since I just started blogging, I am not “important” enough to receive free gifts.
I will try to make a full post on which items in my closet are staples soon & I hope y’all enjoyed this post. If y’all have any other recommendations for a capsule wardrobe (or decluttering in general), feel free to comment below!
Thank you for reading,
bisous bisous ♥