Fall French Capsule Challenge Wrap Up

September 25, 2014

I’ve just completed the Fall French Capsule Challenge.  And as with prior weeks (week one here and week two here) I have a few final observations.  Let’s jump right in to what I discovered during this challenge.

1. No one notices repeats but me

Working with such a small number of clothes, meant I was repeating items more often.  And usually in the same handful of combinations.  Once I find a combination I like, I tend to stick with it.  Yet the only one who seemed to notice that I was repeating items, was me.  At least I don’t think so, since no one ever said anything to me.

2. The most important person to please, is me

Tagging along on the observation above, if no one else is noticing my outfits (or at least no one is saying anything to me) then the only person I have to please, is me.  If I want to sport the same outfit every week, well then, why not right?  And in the same vein, if I want to shake up my look, well that’s fine too.  As long as I am happy with my outfits.

3. Less clothes garner more compliments (?)

While no one mentioned my outfit repetition, I did notice more compliments than I usually receive on my outfits.  But why?  Was it because I assembled a flattering capsule of clothes, perhaps?  Or, was it because people saw the outfit often enough to remember to compliment me on it?  Hmm….

Do you have a favorite wardrobe challenge that you have completed?


  1. I love your French Capsule Challenge posts, Lisa. I may have to try this challenge myself one of these days! Your observations seem right on and they applied to my Project 333 experience, too. I definitely received more compliments on my outfits when I was doing Project 333, which makes sense since I had a lot of “dead weight” in my closet back then. I hope to actually have a smaller, more cohesive wardrobe sometime soon. I’m making progress towards that, but sometimes it feels like two steps forward, one step back. You’re doing SO well with your DH Closet Challenge. I can’t believe it’s almost a year now! I look forward to reading your insights when you hit the one year mark.

    1. I do feel like progress has been slow, after all I still have the boutique. But it is very easy to focus on the things that we have left to do and not take enough time to focus on the things we have already accomplished! I just realized the other day that the 52 week mark is going to arrive fast and I need to start thinking about my plan for the challenge after 1 year.

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