I have finished 6 weeks of wearing my first official capsule wardrobe and have about 6 more to go. The nice thing about the capsule wardrobe is that the small scale makes it really easy to keep track of what’s being worn, what items I reach for over and over, and what items I keep passing up. Not only that, I can think about why I keep passing them up, because it’s not that my closet is so full I just forget I have them.
I thought I would post a half-time review of my capsule stats. I took a look back to see how many items haven’t even made an appearance yet and how many I’ve only worn once in the past 6 weeks.
Of the 37 items I selected to be my primary capsule (what I wear to work and a lot of the weekend), there are 10 items I haven’t worn at all and 6 more that I’ve only worn once! I have documented 24 outfits on the blog, but there are about 6 more that I posted on Instagram from the weekends, when I don’t publish a blog post.
You may remember that I had 5 shirts set aside for our casual Friday/spirit days. I didn’t include these in my primary capsule as I only wear them when I wear our school colors, so that would be 6 outfits now). Of the 5 shirts, I have 2 I haven’t worn at all and 1 more that I’ve only worn once.
I also had 6 items that I save for comfy weekend wear – sweatpants and sweatshirts and a striped tee that’s seen better days. This is what I wear on errands or around the house on weekends. I have 1 item I haven’t worn yet and 1 item I’ve only worn once.
I find the 10 items from my primary capsule that I haven’t worn at all most interesting. In all honesty, 3 items I haven’t worn because they are pants that still don’t fit :/, but I’m left wondering about why I keep passing up the others. One is a white long sleeve tee, which I think just makes me nervous – the chances I’m going to keep a white tee clean all day are slim to none. I also haven’t worn my blazer or denim jacket yet, which I’ll chalk up to a warm October, so I’ve avoided layering until the weather requires it. I also haven’t worn 3 of the sweaters, again mostly due to warm weather. And finally, a print blouse and my graphic tee haven’t made appearances, I’m not sure why.
So, overall, of my 48 total pieces hanging in my closet, I have only worn 35 of them for the past 43 days! And I have gotten dressed every single day 🙂 I am starting to put together a list for my winter capsule, and I think I’m prepared to be a little more strict with my numbers now that I know how much is possible with so little hanging in my closet.