Have you heard of a “Capsule Wardrobe”?
Spring has sprung! Easter weekend will be here in a couple of days. It’s nice to see sunshine and warmer temperatures.
Last month I talked about Minimalism. This month I’ll introduce the idea of a Capsule Wardrobe. Have you heard about this concept?
Wikipedia tells us “[t]he term ‘capsule wardrobe’ was coined by Susie Faux … in the 1970s to refer to … essential items of clothing that would not go out of fashion, and therefore could be worn for multiple seasons. The aim was to update this [wardrobe] with seasonal pieces to provide something to wear for any occasion without buying many new items of clothing. … [It’s] an especially important tool in a recession as it allows people to look good on a small budget. This is perhaps part of the reason that the idea has endured.”
Creating a capsule wardrobe is not complicated. Wikipedia provides some General rules for creating one.
Courtney Carver’s “Project 333 is the minimalist fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months.”
Here’s more food for thought. Joshua Becker of becomingminimalist tells us:
- The average American woman owns 30 outfits—one for every day of the month. In 1930, that figure was nine (Forbes).
- Americans spend more on shoes, jewel[le]ry, and watches ($100 billion) than on higher education (Psychology Today).
In “Get the Associate Scoop” below, Linda Samuels (an organizing colleague) shares her “Learn One Amazing Secret That Helps You Let Go.” Thanks Linda!
As you declutter your closet this spring, keep these statistics in mind. Is the capsule wardrobe something you would consider?
Contemplate the benefits of living a minimalist lifestyle.
Get started and turn over another leaf!
Until next month,