Creating and styling with a capsule wardrobe

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I have a secret obsession.  I LOVE the idea of a capsule wardrobe.  I really love it.  And I so want to do it but if I did reduce the number of items in my closet then…

{{ I WOULDN’T HAVE OPTIONS!!! }}

Like seriously….no options!!  Or would I?

I’ve read dozens of blogs and watched dozens of videos about it.  This one site, Project 333 focuses on a minimalist fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months.  That seems a bit extreme for me but hey….I’m open to learning about new ideas.

I decided to at least explore the idea of reducing my wardrobe.  To be honest, I really only wear a fraction of my wardrobe so this shouldn’t be too hard, right?

I pulled all the clothes from one section of my closet.  That was a total of 42 hangers on that side alone.  I have two other sections of the closet and my outwear to go through!  Not to mention my chest of drawers!!

{{ FOCUS LISA…..one section at a time…. }}

I immediately put back the jeans that I wear on a regular  basis.  That was 5 items.  I put my wedding dress, which I don’t anticipate wearing anytime soon, in a box.  I also put back a pair of white capris and 2 maxi skirts that I’ve worn recently and that I know that I will wear often.  I also put back a “fancy” dress that I can wear for special occasions. 

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So if you’ve been adding the numbers up, that means I still have 32 items left to deal with.  Again, on just that one section of my closet. 

Here’s what is left:

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As I looked at this I see some jeans and other items that don’t fit.  Dresses I never wear and other items that I don’t reach for very often.  I moved these clothes temporarily to my office so they’d be out of sight and out of mind.  I can retrieve these items in the event that:
a.  I lose weight
b.  I decide I want to wear them
c.  I can’t think of a third reason…haha!!

Here are the other two sections:

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Again, this doesn’t even include the items in my chest of drawers.  :: sigh ::

I’m just going to focus on one section at a time and not really focus on the number of items as much as the amount of use that I am getting out of the item. 

That’s what I am thinking about right now and working on.  What are your thoughts??

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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