What was I thinking?!
Some time ago, I wrote about my disquiet regarding this summer’s capsule wardrobe . I felt it hadn’t gelled as well as it might have done but I wasn’t sure why. I was also slightly bemused as to why I felt the need to include 14 tops (pictures of some below!)
I got some insightful comments in response to the couple of posts I discussed this in – especially from The Change Agent, Stay at Home Minimalist, Enchanted Outlook, Introvertomatic and Value Simplicity – sincere thanks to you all – check out their brilliant blogs. They pointed out that minimalism is not the pursuit of perfectionism, but a journey full of learning and experiences.
So I ventured back into my capsule and reviewed it. I had a pair of trousers that did not flatter me at all but were such a useful colour. I had a perfectly nice, well-cut skirt that I hardly wore because I reached for the unflattering trousers instead! And I had 14 tops! Guess what?
Turns out I’m not wearing them all!
I know! I can feel your amazement through cyberspace, as you throw your hands up in disbelief!!
What was I thinking?
You see, I loved them all. And they were good for different occasions. But one of my goals is to have my clothes cross over from a work to a casual capsule effortlessly and not exist in siloes. Yet this is what I did. Also, summer clothes are a bit of a novelty in the UK and I wanted to include everything, not knowing when I might wear it again. Some of my other pieces I can carry from season to season, but pretty summer tops? Not so much.
So my blogger friends helped me put things in perspective, re-visit my capsule, swap some things out and just chill. While the number 33 is only a framework, I noticed I started with 35. I changed to 31 and am so much happier.
Turns out less is not just more, less is enough. Have a great week 🙂