Capsule Wardrobe: The Process I Took to Eliminate Clothing

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday to all of you. What do you all have planned for the weekend? We don't have too much going on this weekend, and that's ok with me. Today I wanted to share the process I took when eliminating clothing in my closet for my capsule wardrobe. You can also see this post to see why I implemented a capsule wardrobe.


First, I must say that this is a process and does not just happen over night. I feel like everyone has their own approach when it comes to eliminating and organizing their closet for their capsule wardrobe, but this was my approach and what I feel worked the best for me.

I purchased three large clear storage totes (sometimes people require more totes, but I only had room in my closet to store three, so this worked the best for me). It is best to use clear totes so that you are able to easily see what is inside. I lined the totes up on the floor and had a specific tote for each season. I hung the upcoming spring season in my closet for my current capsule. First, went through each piece of clothing one by one and ask myself the following questions. 1.) Is this a piece of clothing that I wear frequently or is it a piece that I never tend to wear? If I never wear it, then I put it in the pile of clothing to be sold or donated. If I tend to wear it occasionally, I will ask myself 2.) Do I love to wear it? 3.) Is it comfortable? 4.) Does it look good on me and fit right? If the answer to any of these questions was no, then I put it in the pile to be sold or donated. If it is was a piece that I love to wear, then I put it in the tote for the upcoming season that it can be worn. So, for example, if I had a vest that I love to wear and wanted to keep, but I wouldn't be able to wear it again until fall, then I put it in the fall storage box. I tried to keep staple pieces that I love to wear, won't tend to go out of style, will layer easy and that can easily be mix and matched. I also tried to keep my capsule true to myself, my style, and what I truly love. So for example, if it was an item that is still in style and worn be many people, but it just wasn't something that I loved, then it went to the sell/donate pile. I also used a smaller storage tote to store shoes that are off season and only kept shoes that I will be wearing in the current spring season in my closet.

Next week, I will share my current capsule and how I organized my closet. Please feel free to ask any questions that you have regarding a capsule wardrobe. I hope you have a great weekend!

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