April 16, 2016

Capsule wardrobe Spring 2016

So, the first season of my little capsule wardrobe experiment is over and I'm excited to share the results. What did I think of this capsule wardrobe thing? Well, I'll be honest (as always): I didn't like it that much. I constantly had the feeling that I was wearing the same thing over and over again. I tried using the Dress App to come up with new outfits and to make sure that there was lots of variety in my outfits. This worked great at first and I'm still a huge fan of the app but after a while, I got lazy. There were just too little clothes to create different and original outfits with and secondly, there were some clothes that I wore/tried to wear but just didn't feel comfortable in. So, in short; my winter capsule wardrobe: not a big success! BUT that doesn't mean I'm already giving up on the concept though. I realize that my winter items aren't the most exciting of clothes. Before I put together the capsule, I already knew that there were quite some clothes which were relatively old and not my style anymore but I kept them in the capsule anyway because I hadn't worn them that much in the past and didn't want to get rid of any perfectly good clothes (seemed like a waste). My spring clothes on the other hand, are a lot more 'my thing' and I'm ready to give it another chance with a new season. We'll see how it goes.
Like I said, I felt quite limited in my choice of clothes but this capsule wasn't all bad. I already mentioned that there were some clothes I didn't feel comfortable in, so the natural decision is to toss these clothes or to sell/donate them. "Forcing" myself to wear these clothes again, made me realise that they're not for me anymore which made it a lot easier to get rid of them. Where I kept a lot of the items in the past because they were still in great shape (of course, they were, I never actually wore them), I was able to distance myself from them and move them OUT of my wardrobe.
Now, I'm ready to start with a clean slate and to share my new capsule wardrobe with you all. Although I'm not sure that you can still call it a capsule wardrobe as I've gone well beyond the 37 items.

Uhm... I have to admit that I don't have an inventory of my entire wardrobe so lots of items aren't included yet. Things that are not mentioned yet; leather jacket, glitter boots (woop woop), yellow pants, cardigans, ... .

Of course, it wouldn't be a good capsule if I wouldn't take what I learned from my previous capsule with me into this new one. So, I made a few adjustments in the sense that I'm no longer busy with the number of items that the capsule contains. I felt too limited in my winter capsule so to avoid this in the future, I'm no longer focusing so much on the number. On the other hand, I'm not buying any new clothes either because I still have an overload of clothes and I certainly don't want to make that worse. It's been hard not buying new clothes and I'm not claiming that I didn't buy a single new item but compared to how it was before, I'm doing pretty good (even if I say so myself). I believe that by the end of the season, the number will probably have decreased as I will be tossing things along the way. I hope I will because my spring/summer wardrobe is quite bulky so it could use a little clean up.


  1. Ik zie enkele vree wijze spulletjes :D

  2. Ik vind het zo tof dat je er zo eerlijk over bent, ook als het niet helemaal werkte voor jou. Ik blijf het concept geweldig vinden, maar inderdaad als je er zelf wat aanpassingen aan kunt maken. Vind de spullen waar je mee over bent gebleven echt leuk trouwens!

  3. Ik zou het echt zooo moeilijk hebben met een capsule-collectie, ik weet nu al nooit wat dragen! Wel knap gedaan :)

    1. Het is inderdaad niet altijd even makkelijk, maar je wordt er wel creatief van! Al zou ik het nooit op de échte manier kunnen (met maar 37 items)... vééééél te weinig opties :D