December 18, 2014
One of the challenges when you are creating a fully functional wardrobe, is deciding how many repeats of the same item to own. Too many and I grow bored of the item really fast. Too little and I end up with a laundry day bottleneck, unable to sport a particular outfit because the item is dirty. But what is the ideal number of items to own? I’ve been perusing my fall/winter capsule wardrobe and it looks like my repeat number is three.
How did I figure this out?
It was pretty easy to figure out what my repeat number is. I own four pairs of skinny jeans, yet I only reach for the same three pairs. I’ve noticed that I always reach for a bootcut pair instead of the fourth skinny jean pair.
I’m rotating three long sleeve t’s often, except I have four in my wardrobe. Again I notice that I’ll pull a button down shirt as a layer before I’ll reach for that last long sleeve t.
By identifying how often I enjoy repeating a specific style, I can start culling my wardrobe.
Do you know what your repeat number is?