A capsule wardrobe is not for everyone. It really isn’t.
Some enjoy the options. Some enjoy spending time choosing an outfit. Some are not bothered by the number of clothing items and accessories they own. That is JUST fine! Seriously, no judgement here. I am just odd in the sense that I like to live with the fewest things needed because clutter drives me crazy! Just ask my husband.
I realized that when I started to think about creating a capsule wardrobe for myself, I had a few things I needed to work through. In order to create a wardrobe you are happy with, I think we first have to deal with some deeper issues. Issues beyond the clothes and the wardrobe. So first things first:
1. What you do with what you own, matters. I believe that everything we own, is a gift from God. Because I believe that, do I see everything that I own AS a gift? Do I own so much that I can’t be a good steward over it all? Do I own so much that I can’t even begin to take the time to be thankful for it all? Take a look in your closet. Can you be a good steward over it all? Do you wear everything you own? If not, time to get rid of a few things.
2. A capsule wardrobe is created out of the need to be more content. The whole idea of a capsule wardrobe comes out of a spirit of discontentment. Discontentment over not liking how you look in your clothes, not liking what you own, and maybe not liking the number of clothes you own. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I define a capsule wardrobe as:
- simple and basic coordinating clothes that are essential to YOU