A week is a long time in the world of the capsule wardrobe 😊
Last week, I wrote that spring was almost within touching distance. This week, here in the UK, we’ve been plunged back into winter again, thanks to a heavy snowfall.
And that’s exactly why I like to have flexibility within the framework of a capsule.
Many people like to start their spring capsule on 1st March and to be honest, I was looking forward to doing that myself. But I’m not taking out my lighter clothes when it’s snowing outside!
I often read about people adapting the idea of a capsule wardrobe, tailoring it and changing it to suit themselves. I think that’s great and it’s also my approach. I love Project 333 but Courtney Carver always makes the point that it’s an experiment, not an exercise in suffering! So, I like to customise it to suit my lifestyle.
I’m okay with having one capsule that could last for 4 months and another that may only last for 7-8 weeks. I’m okay with having 33 pieces in one capsule but maybe 37 or 38 in another. (Funnily enough, I rarely seem to go below 33 pieces!). I like to read about other bloggers who don’t include shoes or jewellery or accessories. It means they’ve cared enough to really think about it and then decide what suits them best.
I think it’s a pity when I read of people abandoning it, because it became too much of a constraint. I can see how that could happen very easily. But that’s where the customising comes in – my version of a capsule will not be yours and vice versa.
So, while I’m really looking forward to spring and a change around in my clothes, I’m going to be practical as well. It’ll keep for another week or so.
For now, I’m glad of my cosy sweaters, my boots and thick socks and my huge scarf that could double as a blanket (and has done so in the icy office temperature when the heating failed!).
Have you adapted an approach like this? I’d love to know. Have a great week 😊