Capsule Wardrobe 2017Sunday, January 01, 2017
I really enjoyed having a capsule wardrobe in 2016 and found that instead of feeling limited in my choices, I felt I had more and wore a larger proportion of my wardrobe.
By selecting items for capsules, and really looking at what I had in my wardrobe, I was more aware of what I owned, and over the course of the year I added some items to my wardrobe that worked really well.
So I've decided to continue with it.
For 2017 I'm going to replicate my 2016 capsule wardrobe, season by season. There are items that I no longer have, so I'll need to add a few items here and there, but where possible I'll be wearing everything all over again.
If I come across something I really don't fancy wearing, I'll donate it. It'll help me further weed out items that I no longer want or like, and so I'll add something else, either from my existing wardrobe or by adding something new. I'm not going to ban spending altogether.
I do anticipate that my spending on clothes and accessories for the year will be the lowest since (my) records began back in 2012. Also, I've noticed that most of my favourite clothes are preloved, so I'd like to focus on charity shopping this year, which is always a thrifty option.
Last year I had a figure of £400 in mind for my total spend, but by July I was already over this figure. However, I did spend less than the previous four years, so the capsule has already made a difference to my wallet.
That said, it's not about how much I spend. It's about making good use of the things I have, creating a wardrobe that works and making the most of and enjoying my favourite pieces, generating less waste, and making sensible purchases. Spending less is a bonus.