Have you thought about setting yourself a wardrobe capsule challenge?
Well, it’s where you decide to limit what you wear in your wardrobe to just a few items for a week or longer.
Project 333 is the well-known known version of this (where you take 33 items and wear them, and only them for 3 months). Now this can seem a bit daunting, particularly if you’re not sure if a wardrobe capsule is right for you (and please do read this post on whether or not you’re a capsule person – as I’ve seen people make massive mistakes deciding to throw it all out for a capsule wardrobe and then regret their decision).
Why do this?
Well, it helps you become more creative in putting outfits together as you have to think about different ways of wearing the same garments so that you feel like you’re wearing different outfits. Even if you’re not a minimalist (of which I’m not), when I travel I use the wardrobe capsule concept (lots of ideas here on creating capsules) as it makes packing lighter and easier and I know that I’ve got lots of options with few clothes (and if you’re not sure about this – have a read of this post which may help you decide what’s right for you.)
That said, even for those of us who are not minimalists and are never going to be, pushing yourself to take a fresh look at your existing wardrobe and creating some capsules is a great way to help you improve your style (and if you include an item or two that hangs unworn or rarely worn in your wardrobe, you’ll discover if it’s a keeper or if it’s a dead weight that you should let go of.
It will also point potential gaps in your wardrobe and stretch your innate creativity just a little bit more.
Some will discover that they love the minimalist wardrobe and that it simplifies their life. That without having to think so much about what they are wearing each day, it frees their mind up for other pursuits.
Others will discover that it feels like being boxed in, like having your wings clipped and that you miss being able to dress completely differently each day.
Neither is right nor wrong. It’s just how you are.
Take the 1 Week Capsule Challenge
What you can have in your wardrobe capsule:
- 10 items of clothing (including shoes)
- 5 accessories
- (underwear/hosiery allowed as extras)
Things You’ll Want to Consider When Choosing Your Capsules Pieces
Are you up for the challenge?
Share your outfits with me on Instagram – tagging me with #insideoutstyle or just come and share over on the Facebook Inside Out Style Lounge – let us know what you learn about your style and how you find the challenge.