This year will be my first “official” capsule wardrobe year and also my first secondhand shopper year! After my big declutter from last year i realised that i was missing a few staple items to make my coming capsules work. Even though i planned to buy only secondhand items, the point was to buy as little as possible anyway. So i had to think long and hard about some key pieces that i could easily wear with almost everything else in my closet and from one season to the next.
When it comes to capsule wardrobe, you can easily find many guidelines and rules online to help you get started. The most popular one people follow is the Project 333 created by Courtney Carver. The “rules” here are to create a capsule wardrobe with only 33 items and wear them for 3 months. It sounds pretty challenging because the 33 items include clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and jewelry. But i honestly think it can be super fun to join in on such a challenge especially if you need rules to make it work for you…
I’ve been tempted to create a capsule wardrobe for a long time actually but i wasn’t sure if it was the right thing for me, my style and my daily life. Also i had a major declutter to do before considering a challenge like that and it took me quite a long time to evaluate what i had, used and loved and what needed to go. Now that this process if finally over, it’s high time to create a proper capsule!
Today it’s time to talk about the base, decluttering. Now first of all you should know that it took me about a year to completely declutter my entire home, and especially my closet. I wanted to do this right and really have no regrets about anything so i really took my time. Some areas were a lot faster and easier than others (books for example, i shared my decluttering process in this previous post) but my closet was definitely the most challenging one.