Starting a Capsule Wardrobe

Well living for a time in a camper will teach you a lot of things. I’ve learned to get used to a smaller overall living space, I’m used to cooking and doing dishes in a smaller area, and just generally getting used to not using a lot of stuff. So since I’m going to do the tiny house thing, I’ve been getting rid of things I no longer need since I don’t use a lot to begin with.

That’s brought me to my wardrobe situation. There are a lot of clothes I no longer use and even clothes I forgot I had. It got me thinking to when I have the tiny house and the smaller wardrobe. I’m not going to want a lot of things in the wardrobe-especially things I don’t wear. I went on Pinterest and started researching the capsule wardrobe.

A capsule wardrobe by definition is “a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.” Thanks Wikipedia!

I made a board on Pinterest of ideas and tips to create one. Then I went through my wardrobe and took out clothes I didn’t want or didn’t wear or didn’t fit the vision I have in mine for my future wardrobe. After that I started to write down the items I need to get for the new wardrobe. Which is perfect timing because I need new jeans! So win-win!

In my capsule wardrobe I want to get shirts I can wear with blue jeans, khakis, white pants, and black jeans. This gets more use out of the shirts and makes more than one outfit. With one shirt and four bottoms that’s 4 outfits right there! The same goes for sweaters too. Whatever I get it needs to be versatile.

This is a project I’ve been wanting to do for a while so I figured that with getting the tiny house this was the time to do it! The quote “less is more” is definitely what goes through my mind when I pair down on the things I have. I’ll post updates as I go throughout the new project!

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