Okej, so I´m guessing you want to see how my first week with the capsule wardrobe has gone. It´s been GOOD. Actually, because I have been very stressed out at work for a lot of reasons, I have been grateful that I don´t have to worry about clothes. Just reach for something and go with it.
So – black, white and blue shades with a few splashes of red – presenting my first capsule wardrobe AW 2017!!!!
I’m actually not following ANY rules here, it’s 35 pieces of clothing not counting outerwear and accessories. IF you saw how cramped my other wardrobe are you would either be appalled or laugh out loud! There is nothing like a wardrobe-challenge to make you feel just a bit embarressed over how much money has been spent on clothes.
But I’m letting that go. Clothes has been my hobby and my one indulgence (apart from travelling that I consider necessary for my mental health) so Why should I feel bad about it?
I feel pretty content about my selection and will try and keep you updated on how I put them together.
My wardrobe until Dec 25 includes:
- 4 pair of jeans – 2 black, 2 blue
- 1 black skirt
- 9 dresses (I Love them! What can I say?)
- 5 Cardigans
- 1 blazer (that bloody work conference or I would have had an extra top)
- 9 blouses
- 6 tops/camisoles
It sounds a LOT but I SM already wondering if I should’ve included a heavy sweater? Well, in that case I will change one item…
Now wish me luck!!!
For those of you who are interested in my wardrobe I can only say – I´m messing around.
One day I want to skip navy as my base color number two, another I´m reconsidering vintage, and sometimes I look at minimalist-bloggers and wonder if it would be liberating to cut down to 15 pieces of clothing….
I even tried to imagine joining project 333 but realized it´s a step too far at this time in my life.
So I´m back to a capsule wardrobe, and I will shortly present what I´m considering to be my picks for the winter of 2017/18. You have to remember though, that Sweden is a country with four seasons and winters can be snowy and cold, or rainy and grey.
Last year winter came early. And walking on footpaths like this demands hardware-shoes. No swanky booty heels here.
So I´ve decided to try and put together a wardrobe for Sept 25 until Dec 25. That means I have to consider a two-day work conference with a dinner, a fourday-trip with work to Geneva, a rock concert, a theatre show and Christmas as well as my busy workdays.
As for shoes and coats I will leave them out of my equation. Simply because I can´t predict the weather and in September I may need a winter coat or a jeansjacket…
I will also leave accessories out. I know project 333 doesn’t but to me a wardrobe is just TOO boring without accessories. And to be honest, my hoop earrings and swanky necklaces may be a few, but I haven´t bought any new for years.
I will probably sell some stuff and give some stuff away, but mostly I intend to re-use my huge pile of clothes and so I have a buying- BAN until December 27. That will be interesting! See you soon!
As we quickly head into autumn, at least in this part of the world, it is kind of nice to remember summer and what I did then. After all it´s a year until the next one! This is one of the day trips I did in Stockholm this summer.
I´m not a gardener. I have sometimes lived in places with a garden and felt the pressure to make it perfect. It has never worked out. I´m deeply impressed with people who are patient and tenacious enough to plot around and build a beautiful garden, even if it takes them 20 years or more. But it´s not me.
It has been 39 years since I last visited Paris, I was 20 at the time and like so many others I have talked to after that, I found it to be a hostile but beautiful city.
This trip, although short, has made me fall in love a little again. And i will certainly return.