Keeping Tabs On My Wardrobe

January 4, 2015

 

Current Fall/Winter Wardrobe.

Current Fall/Winter capsule wardrobe for 2015.

To prevent falling too far behind I’m doing an early check-in on the current state of my wardrobe.   I’ve been fiddling around with my wardrobe over the past few posts:

This is how my wardrobe stacks up after the fiddling:

  • Shoes: 18 pairs (1 purged since the last check-in)
  • Business and Special Occasion Capsule: 14 items
  • Beach/Swim Capsule: 8 items
  • Lounge/Sleep Capsule: 12 items
  • Spring/Summer Wardrobe: 57 items
  • Fall/Winter Wardrobe: 68 items (a breakdown of my current fall/winter wardrobe is at the end of this post)

Crunching the numbers

My current wardrobe total is 177 items.

To use 80% of this wardrobe only 35 item should sit unworn.  However, this is across seasons.

Taking a closer look at the current season (which is fall/winter in my area), I have 68 fall/winter wardrobe items and 5 pairs of boots for a total of 73 items.  This means that only 15 items can sit unworn for the entire season.

However, to make this slightly more complicated, I have 22 items (Business and Special Occasion Capsule and Beach/Swim Capsule items) that sit unworn for most of the year.  Out of 177 items, these 22 items make up 12.4% already!  That leaves me with only 12 items that should sit unworn between both my fall/winter AND spring/summer wardrobes or 6 items each.

And to keep myself accountable, here is the latest breakdown of my fall/winter capsule wardrobe after my recent fiddling:

I have 68 items in my fall/winter capsule wardrobe after all the fiddling:

  • 6 bottoms (jeans and trousers; 1 purged during the mini purge and 1 added from gifts from Christmas; no change)
  • 17 toppers (this includes: pullover sweaters, blazers and cardigans; 1 cardigan added from squeezing capsules)
  • 7 knits (used for layering; 1 purged during the mini purge)
  • 8 gear items (5 toppers [fleece, fleece, fleece, vest, vest], 2 layering knits [turtlenecks] and 1 bottom [jean]; no change)
  • 7 shirts (for layering; 1 added from gifts from Christmas and 5 added from squeezing capsules)
  • 3 LS T’s (for layering; no change)
  • 4 tanks (for layering; no change)
  • 6 thermal layers (no change)
  • 3 scarves (purged 2 scarves)
  • 4 workout items (2 tops and 2 bottoms; not shown in closet photo; no change)
  • 3 Short Sleeve Tops/Knits (1 added from squeezing capsules)
Scarves in the top row were kept, scarves in the bottom row were purged.

Scarves in the top row were kept, scarves in the bottom row were purged.

Do you regularly check-in on the status of your wardrobe?

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