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If you have ever done any of the following:
Stood in front of your closet and said “I have nothing to wear”
Bought something and then tried to hide it because you felt guilty
Found clothes in your closet with the tags still on
Looked for tips on editing and organizing your closet
Struggled to figure out what your personal style is
Become bored with your current wardrobe
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I’m at month 9 of The 80/20 Challenge and it’s time for my monthly check-in. Here’s how the numbers look for my entire wardrobe since the last check-in at month 7:
Shoes: 19 pairs (6 added and 6 purged [second to last photo in this post], no change to total number; this total includes the 5 shoes from the business and special occasion capsule)
Business and Special Occasion Capsule: 10 items (2 trousers added; 3 shoes added, 3 shoes purged; increased by two since the last check in)
Beach/Swim Capsule: 8 items (no change since last check-in)
Lounge/Sleep Capsule: 12 items (no change since last check-in)
Spring/Summer Wardrobe: 55 items (increased by 7 items since the last check-in)
Fall/Winter Wardrobe: 69 items (no change since last check-in)
In addition to updating my shoes and spring/summer wardrobes, back in month 5 I shuffled wardrobe items. I incorporated the tops from my business/special occasion capsule into the appropriate seasonal wardrobe. By adding these items to my daily wardrobes, I’ll get more use out of them. Essentially the tops, which now work double duty. All of my blazers are also in my seasonal capsules, to maximize their use.
Here’s a recap of the items that do not work double duty, and stay in my Business and Special Occasion Capsule:
I’m about halfway through our summer season. This is a good time to freshen up my Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe, while I await the items from My Favorite Sale, to update my fall/winter capsule wardrobe. Refreshing one time, in the middle of the season, should be enough change for this capsule to get me through the rest of our spring/summer season.
Items I’m Adding: Wave One
For wave one, all items are gear/casual.
Gear Tops X2
Hoodie and Printed T-Shirt (both gifts)
Blouse and Tank (the blouse is too sheer without the tank)
The problem with focusing on one’s wardrobe is that sometimes, it becomes difficult to stop adjusting. I know for myself, once I get started with adjusting my wardrobe, it’s like pushing a rock from the top of a cliff, it starts rolling and then picks up speed.
Lately I’ve been adjusting some of the capsules in my wardrobe. I recently overhauled my Business/Special Occasion Capsule to make it more cohesive for colors and remixing abilities. I also merged five of these items into my Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe to increase the use of the new additions. However, I’m trying to decrease the size of my total wardrobe. Adding these five new items was pestering me. I added items in, but what did I remove? Nothing! Until now.
Current Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe with the new additions.
In my last post I merged a few of my new Business/Special Occasion Capsule items into my Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe. I added give items into the capsule I use more often, to increase their frequency of use.
Five Items from the Business/Special Occasion Capsule
This shuffle reduced the number of items that sit in my Business/Special Occasion Capsule, but increased the size of my Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe.