Wednesday, January 6, 2016
No Repeat January Week One
There seems to be lots of buzz in the blogging world about creating a capsule wardrobe or paring clothing down to those essential items that bring you joy. My friend Carrie at A Lovely Little Wardrobe is doing just that, and she has some great suggestions to get you started. While I agree with the idea in theory, I'm not ready to go that far. The problem is, most of my clothes bring me joy, and I like variety.
Over the holidays, I did decide that it was time to take a "critical" eye to my closet, and I donated two big bags of clothing to the thrift store. But there's still a LOT of stuff in there. I started counting what I have for research purposes, but I got bored in about five minutes.
Instead, I thought it would be fun to see how long I can go without wearing the same thing twice. At this point, the experiment could last well into spring! This will only apply to sweaters, tops, jackets and scarves. My bottoms are more limited and pretty basic, and I don't own that many pairs of shoes (Deena is fainting somewhere in Saskatoon right now).
Rather than turning my hangers and switching them around when I wear something, I'm going to try to take an outfit picture everyday. Maybe this will help me get rid of more items when I see the photographic evidence of how they look on me. Feel free to comment if you think something should go!
Finally, I'm not planning to purchase anything new for the next few months. I'll never get through my closet if I keep adding new things.
I've only got two outfits to share this week. I spent the first three days of 2016 in sweats, taking down Christmas decorations and doing the closet clean out. Both the blue sweater and the plaid shirt were buried in the depths, forgotten and never worn.
Clearly I need help. Let the experiment begin!