October 11, 2015
I find that the first week of a wardrobe challenge is usually the easiest. For that first week, I’m establishing my wardrobe, and there are very few restrictions. I can pull whatever items I am in the mood for. Unfortunately, the weather itself has been a problem. The beginning of our fall season usually has very large swings in temperature. One day it’s 75F and the next day 55F. Or if we get really lucky, it’s both at the same time (cold in the morning and really warm by the afternoon). The extreme temperature range had me reaching for both warm and cold weather clothing, which can lead to a rather varied capsule wardrobe.
After Week 1, I added 21 items to my working wardrobe. Here’s the breakdown:
- 1 Vest (gear)
- 1 Pullover Fleece (gear)
- 1 Blazer
- 4 Knits
- 2 T-Shirts
- 7 Jeans (one was used as gear)
- 1 Scarf
- 2 Tanks
- 1 Thermal
- 1 Cardigan
One of the rules for Part II of the DH Closet Challenge is to repeat everything worn the previous week in an outfit. Since the temperature varied a lot for the first week, I’m going to focus on repeating bottoms for week two.
At the moment, more items are in the boutique, than in the working closet. Ideally, by the end of the challenge, no items will be in the boutique. Everything will either have been added to the working closet, or purged. The boutique only contains the spring/summer and fall/winter items from my entire wardrobe. The least used capsules are not included (not enough space for them yet). The boutique started with 123 items. After week 1, the boutique now has 102 items.
Does the weather ever affect your wardrobe planning?