Winter Capsule Wardrobe

28 Items, 31 Days.

For my Year of Sustainability, I wanted to start with something that sounded easy-ish to accomplish, and for me, that was a capsule wardrobe.

The Capsule Wardrobe concept (did you know that it has been around since the ’70s?!) has come under fire recently, especially as people have

pointed out that it makes you to think seasonally about your clothing instead of holistically creating a year-round wardrobe. Point taken, but I think a Capsule Wardrobe is the perfect way for me to start making the switch from fast fashion to slow fashion.

 

I selected my favorite 28 items that I will rotate through during the month and I’ve challenged myself to post my OOTD on my Insta stories each day. This will by no means be a lesson in fashion (as you will soon see), but it’s an opportunity for me to be intentional about my clothing choices and hopefully it will help me make better purchasing choices in the future.

Here’s me in my “winter uniform” last year.

One of my biggest blessings in this is that my office doesn’t have a strict dress-code, so my usual winter uniform consists of a flannel or a quarter-zip, jeans, and boots. I can wear most of the things in my capsule to work, which makes this whole thing a lot easier.

Other than work-appropriate clothing, I have jammies, workout clothes, winter outerwear, and one dress in case I have to assist at a wedding.

I didn’t include socks, underwear, or my everyday bras in the count of clothing because I’m not sure how to account for those yet (I’d love some suggestions!)

I’ve included 4 pairs of shoes in my count; my snow boots, high tops, sneakers, and most importantly, my favorite slippers that I wear around the house.

Also, I am NOT going to try and wear a different combination of clothing each day, if we repeat, we repeat, I’m not too concerned.

Have you ever tried a capsule wardrobe before? Let me know what worked and what didn’t work for you, I’d like all the advice I can get!

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