So Far, So Good (Week 1)

(I started The DH Closet Challenge in November of 2013 therefore I’ll be catching up on my progress to date in a series of posts.)

November 10, 2013

Stats are listed first, observations are listed second.


The working closet after week 1.

The fall/winter capsule wardrobe after week 1

Stats for Week 1:

  • 5 bottoms (dark and mid wash skinny jeans, camo print skinny jeans, black skinny jeans, mid wash bootcut jeans)
  • 1 hoodie
  • 2 toppers (poncho and fleece -gear for riding)
  • 3 knits (grey, leopard, horse print)
  • 1 white shirt
  • 2 LS T’s
  • 3 tanks
  • 1 Thermal layer (Uniqlo heattech)
  • 1 scarf
  • 2 workout outfits (top and bottom)

Observations for Week 1:

  1. The closet was very bright without all the clothes in there to block the light. And peaceful because there was NO clutter.
  2. I selected mostly skinny jeans. Knowing that I’ll be heading into winter during the challenge, I prefer to sport jeans tucked into boots in colder months. I did keep one pair of bootcut jeans just to have a little variety.
  3. I wore less bottoms than I expected. If I had preplanned the week, I would have guessed;7 bottoms and 7 toppers. Instead I noticed I did not mind repeating bottoms for work and the weekend. And I even repeated a pair as riding gear. I don’t expect that to happen too often, but it was nice to reuse a pair of jeans instead of pulling out a separate “riding only” pair.
  4. It’s not cold enough to layer heavily yet, so I’m not pulling out blazers yet.
  5. A solid top is very versatile. I repeated the grey knit twice in one week, partially because I could pair a scarf to  change up the look.
  6. Timing of laundry is important. A mid week wash instead of waiting til the weekend, meant I was able to repeat tops more often. I doubt I’ll be able to wash mid week all the time, but it’s something I’m keeping in mind.
  7. Selecting tops was difficult at first, I wanted to make sure I picked the most versatile one’s so I could keep the overall number small. That felt like cheating, so instead I selected 7 current favorites.

Have you ever participated in a wardrobe challenge?

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