More Pre-Planning (Week 20)

(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.)

March 23, 2014


A few more additions to spring.

A few more additions to the spring/summer capsule wardrobe

Reflections for Week 20 (5 Months!)

Why the “boutique” is still in business after 5 months?

Of course one reason is because I haven’t yet done this challenge for a full year and I still have 2 seasons worth of clothing to put into my working closet. However, there may be another very good reason why the boutique is still open.

Looking at the estimates from my fall/winter recap (part I here) (54 items for fall/winter) and my estimate for spring/summer (part II here) 54 items for spring/summer) this would put my working closet at 108 items. With 80 potential unworn items after the working closet is built, I have almost enough items in the ’boutique’ to replace my ENTIRE working closet, yikes! While this number should go down a little at the end of the year (as items wear out, I purge pieces, and if I do NOT add any more new pieces) it’s probably still fairly accurate.

It’s no wonder why I have been struggling with editing my closet. I’ve been asking myself to purge almost my entire wardrobe!  I am not yet ready for such a large shock to the system. But this also means, I really shouldn’t need to purchase anything new for a long time, after all, I have almost an entire wardrobe to pick from when I shop the ’boutique.’

If you’ve been enjoying my number crunching posts, be sure to check out Debbie at Recovering Shopaholic.  She is a fellow number cruncher!

I’ve added 3 items for spring/summer capsule wardrobe since the last check in.

Completing week 20, I had 17 items for the spring/summer capsule wardrobe:

  • 4 bottoms (added 1 bootcut jean)
  • 0 hoodies (no change)
  • 7 toppers (this includes: pullover sweaters, blazers and cardigans; added one striped cardigan]
  • 0 knits (3/4 or LS, for layering; no change)
  • 0 gear items (no change, not warm enough to add yet)
  • 0 shirt (no change)
  • 2 SS T’s/Tops (added 1 top)
  • 1 tank (for layering now and stand alone with shorts later; no change)
  • 3 scarves (no change)
  • 0 workout outfits (top and bottom; no change, not warm enough to add yet)

Do you build your spring wardrobe fast or slow?


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