Capsule Wardrobe Part One: The Purge Is Coming

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Over the past year I have seen more and more on the idea of a "capsule wardrobe". I had no idea what it was when I first read about it, but I was intrigued so I began doing a little research. My honest first thought was someone who had like 10 pieces of pretty bland clothing they somehow made to work year round. Now I know for most people it is much more lax than that, however the idea behind it is the same, simplify your closet, your morning... and I think your life? Dramatic? Maybe a little..however I do know that my morning routine is a HUGE part of my day, as is feeling good about yourself when you walk out the door. So the main point of a capsule wardrobe is to make sure each piece in your closet (shoes, pants, shirts & hats) is something you absolutely love yourself in, yet easy to mix and match while still being curated & styled. 

Okay so why now? So first things first. I grew up with a large closet... a large walk in closet that I somehow still managed to fill with all kinds of junk I never wore. I also worked at The Buckle in high school/off & on during college breaks.... and if you have ever been there you would probably agree that a good word for it is overkill. They wanted us in 3+ layers of their pieces which lead to a whole lot of purchases, an excess amount of clothes... and not very many paychecks in my pocket lol. Fast forward 6 years and I have downsized to a tiny house (not literally...although that would be sweet). And I now share a closet quarter the size of my old one with another human bean (The BFG anyone?). Yikes. On top of that when I leave the door these days I am typically in one of 3 outfits... scrubs, clinic attire or workout attire/leisurely clothes. There is much less variation now in what I need. I basically stopped buying shirts over a year ago if I couldn't somehow double them as clinic attire, so there is a lot of overlap here people. 

So in short, that is why I decided to give it a try. I realized you don't have to have a tiny, boring wardrobe... you just have to get rid of things you don't love and limit what you think you need. In high hopes, it will simplify mornings, save space & money, and quite frankly take a spot in our home that was a jam-packed eyesore and add organization to it. The first step is the largest... the purging of everything filling your closet/drawers/racks that do not serve you anymore. And that, is quite the transformation!