Tag: Capsule Wardrobe

Capsule Combinations

My first foray into the world of Project 333 was in autumn 2015.   I felt quite anxious about attempting it but thought I’d give it a go. I selected clothes for my workwear capsule and then some for my casual wear capsule. So 2 capsules, each of 33 pieces. 66 pieces felt quite limited (!)…

Autumn capsule: curating

  I’ve transitioned from my summer to my autumn capsule. It feels great – like I have a whole, new wardrobe! It’s one of the things I love about Project 333. While the number is limited, it’s not restrictive and each capsule lasts for only three months – not long enough to get tired of…

Autumn capsule: preparation

  There’s a chill in the air, a diminishing of leaves on the trees and my summer clothes are beginning to feel inadequate – autumn is coming! Personally, I love autumn – or fall for my US readers :-). I like the excuse to snuggle into warmer clothes, dust off my boots and start lighting…

Autumn capsule: planning

When I’m planning a new capsule, I have a simple technique to figure out the proportions of what type of clothes I need: Calculate the hours in a week Figure out how many hours I’m in sleepwear (not just asleep!) Count how many hours are spent at work (including commuting) What’s left is down-time, so…

Sale shopping and the striped tee

Minimalism has made me a far fussier shopper. I shop a lot less but more intentionally than I used to. Shopping for me now looks like this: I go shopping with a list It’s usually to fill a specific gap in my capsule wardrobe I have fewer things to shop for My goal of quality…

Neutral cardigan and the absence of joy

I love Marie Kondo’s phrase of ‘does this spark joy?’ when reviewing an item, but sometimes think it’s overstating how I feel.  My raincoat doesn’t exactly spark joy but I wouldn’t be without it.  So, I’ve tended to use The Minimalists’ phrase of ‘does this add value to my life?’.  This suits me better and…

Fear and clothing in Hartley Wintney

You know when you’re so enthusiastic about something that you actually put someone off?! I was talking to a friend last week – she complimented me on my dress and I thanked her. ‘Of course, you do that capsule wardrobe thing, don’t you?’ she said. ‘Yes’, I replied.  ‘I love it – I’d never go…

De-cluttering my books

Emboldened by my success in de-cluttering my clothes, some months ago I started to de-clutter my books. The wise Ms. Kondo, in her Life-Changing Magic of Tidying advises de-cluttering books, after clothes, and this is good advice.  If I had started with books, I would never have moved past them.  But de-cluttering my wardrobe has…

Packing for US Holiday – review

I had a terrific holiday in the US – a highlight were the beautiful sunsets in St. Pete’s Beach – and my capsule worked out quite well.  There were some successes and some learning…   Successes: I find so much value in my packing cubes! They make life simpler, seem to magically reduce the space the clothes…

Summer Capsule – 14 tops!

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!)…