Category: Project 333 & Capsule Wardrobe

Transition capsule wardrobe

So, this is something a bit different for me. A transition capsule wardrobe. Part of me is going ‘hang on, is this cheating?’. The other part of me is going ‘of course not – my capsule needs to work for me – end of’. I follow the lovely Courtney Carver over at Project 333 and…

Invest to save

I was slightly taken aback one day when someone said I seemed to spend an awful lot of time on my wardrobe and clothes in general. I think I probably do – but only at certain times. I feel I invest a lot of time up front to save it later on. By thinking about…

Clothing duplicates

Who says you can’t have too much of a good thing?! When I was doing my first major clothing de-clutter, I found I had a lot of duplicates.   For example, I actually had … Readers of a nervous disposition, please turn away now! 5 pairs of black trousers!!   Now, if you had asked me,…

Autumn capsule sweet spot

There are now two key points in the year when I luxuriate in a post-shopping haze. When my spring/summer and my autumn/winter capsules have been broadly sorted out. I do enjoy filling the gaps in my capsules with some careful, intentional shopping. But, oh the relief, when this has been achieved. And this from someone…

5 tips for de-cluttering your wardrobe

There’s definitely an autumnal chill lurking underneath this lovely September weather. So, yay – autumn capsule time! This week, I’ve been refreshing my wardrobe in readiness for autumn. I took my usual steps of reviewing my summer capsule, letting go anything which wasn’t working for me and selecting clothes for my autumn capsule. This process…

Summer capsule review

Recently, one of my favourite bloggers, A Small Wardrobe, invited her readers to join in a wardrobe diary challenge. The objective was to record each item of clothing you wore over a month and then review the findings. That way, you could see how many different items you actually wore, why and when you wore…

Second hand shopping

I wrote a few months ago about trying to shop more sustainably and ethically, especially in charity shops.  I’ve added a few more key pieces to my wardrobe that I wear and love. Cream, embroidered silk top:  It looks like a neutral under a jacket but take the jacket off, and it’s quite a dressy…

Shoe shakedown

For some time, no matter how often I de-cluttered my wardrobe, inexplicably, the shoe section remained intact. No rubbish bin cast a shadow over its existence; its ongoing survival was undisputed; it always lived to fight another day. It wasn’t that I didn’t know it needed de-cluttering. But I’m one of those awkward people who…

Fewer clothes = right clothes!

Regular readers will know I’m a fan of the capsule wardrobe – a limited number of pieces that I can mix and match easily, in a workable, flexible way. I’ve moved away from having ‘specifics’, that is a top that only goes well with one skirt. Or trousers that I can only really wear for…

Summer capsule 2018

Last week, I wrote about my summer capsule and how I use the Marie Kondo principle of ensuring an item ‘sparks joy’, before deciding to include it. I got a couple of queries regarding the detail of what was actually in my capsule, so here goes … 1 pair of jeans 3 pairs of trousers…