It seems drastic to cut down the amount of clothing and shoes you own/access to only 33 items. When you stand in your closet, looking at all the dozens of shirts, dresses, and skirts, you might even think "This is insane. Why would I limit myself like that? It's a choice. Why would I force myself to do such a crazy thing?" Not to mention all the cute pairs of jeans and shorts you have over in your dresser. Is a capsule wardrobe even a viable and realistic option?
The short answer is a bold and emphatic YES. Capsule wardrobes are easy and anyone is capable of creating one they love. All you're really doing to removing all the items you don't really wear, or that you're waiting to be the "right size" for, or that you're keeping "just in case" you need it. You're pairing down to the items you love and simplifying your daily routine.
I've been loving Project 333 and I know some of y'all are curious about the idea of a capsule wardrobe so I thought I'd share some of the perks I've benefited from over the last 2 weeks.
I wanna tell you a quick story and then I'll shut up about capsule wardrobes for a few days (see: minutes).
Every Tuesday, we have dinner with my in-laws. It's a tradition we started around Connor's first birthday, and it's one that we will continue probably until they go off to college. Last week, as we were getting ready to leave, I decided to change Kylar's diaper one last time before we left. For the first time in nearly a year, he peed. All over me. I'm not talking a little pee on my hand. I mean my shirt, pants, and arms were dripping in pee.
Normally, this would have kick started a mini stress episode while I tried on two more pairs of jeans and at least 4 shirts until I gave up and wore whatever I had on, knowing that it wasn't flattering but we were officially running late so I'd just have to deal.
Instead, with my fancy new "I love all of these" wardrobe selections, it was quick and easy. New pair of jeans, the only other pair I have now, and a top I love and we were out the door! 5 minutes as opposed to the upwards of 20 that it would have taken before Project 333.
This is one of the many things I love about having a capsule wardrobe and I really think it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. I strongly encourage you, even if you're thinking "there's no way this would work for me" to check out Apple & Pear and see what you think. They have several great options to help you set up a capsule wardrobe with the clothes you already have! Bonus: right now, if you use the code friend25 you'll get 25% off your order. (This code is only good through April 30th, 2018) That means the DIY guide is only $20.25! Check out their site. Even if you don't buy, it's a great resource to help you navigate the world of Capsule Wardrobes.
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