Winter Capsule 2018

Friday, December 29, 2017

I wanted lots of colour to see me through the cold months of the year, however this didn't stop me from adding two navy jumpers, and a couple of beige items to this capsule. A girl's gotta have some staples, right?

This time around I've got fewer items than I normally have. Having looked back over all my other capsules I realised I always had a number of items that either didn't get worn or were only worn a few times. My very first capsule had 37 times, I'm now down to 30 and I'm confident that this is plenty.

This year I'm going to keep a tally of how often I wear everything in my capsule. I've become interested in this since finding out about the #30Wears campaign. The idea is we can save a lot from landfill, and reduce the demand for new items of clothing if we just wear our clothes for a little longer.

I have no idea how often I wear things, do I ever wear items more than 30 times? And if so, which items? How long does it take to wear something 30 times? I think it'll be interesting to find out.

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  1. I bet you can guess my four favourites from your collage! Green and pink worn together just shout Bollywood to me.
    I wonder how many of my clothes have been worn over 30 times before I bought them? Quite a few, I reckon! xxx

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    1. Could they be pink, green, and stripy? :)
      Yours is the greenest wardrobe! Wouldn't it be great to know the history of each item of clothing? I often wonder about my charity purchases - who bought it? where was it worn? how did they style it? But the stories from your vintage pieces would be far more interesting!
      xx

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  2. I'm with Vix on pink and green worn together, although I wasn't thinking of Bollywood! I do love the experiment of keeping tabs on how many times an item of clothing is worn, and I'm looking forward to hearing about the result come Spring! xxx

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    1. It's certainly a combination that's begging to be tried in this capsule. I wouldn't have thought of Bollywood but I can see it.
      I know I'll wear some items a lot more than others but the idea really interests me. It makes sense doesn't it, that the more we wear our clothes the less we'll buy in the long run.

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  3. You've made me wonder how many times I wear my clothes too and so I'm going to keep a list too of everything I wear and how many times I wear them! Thanks for inspiring me!

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    1. I'd be interested to see your results :)

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  4. I love that green skirt and the floral blouse!! I really must try to sort out something like this but then I am so disorganised!!x

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    1. The floral blouse doesn't get the wear it deserves.
      If you fancy giving it a go I'd suggest picking out your favourite items and spend a few weeks finding your favourite outfit combinations for them and see where the crossovers are. I then put all my other clothes in a suitcase under my bed so I can see and access the capsule easily.

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  5. Ooh, I really love that floral blouse! I'm always so in awe of your capsule wardrobe projects. While I find myself wearing fewer and fewer items, a capsule wardrobe would be a much more conscious way to limit wasteful shopping. It would also be great motivation to donate what I no longer wear! Do keep us posted--I, too, am curious as to how long it takes to wear one piece 30 times. I know the answer for my maroon turtleneck at the very least--less than four months haha!

    Sending you the best this holiday season!

    imperfect idealist

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    1. It hasn't stopped me spending but I do spend less. And it's certainly easier to identify items I don't wear so I can donate them.
      I know my green skirt has been worn over 30 times, and will be worn many times over :)
      xx

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