I’m starting to think about my Spring wardrobe and getting ready to create it this month. This is always an exciting time in any capsule wardrobers life. But Spring is especially exciting for me, as my first ever capsule wardrobe was created in Spring 20xx.
Since tracking my capsule more carefully, I have definitely noticed that the usual amount of items I have in my closet (between 40-50 pieces) is way too much. each piece only got worn once or twice per month (if that) with the exception of my favorite items. I started wondering if I could just have a capsule with only my favorite items. This is not a new thought, but one that has been made more clear since tracking each items that I wear.
This leaves me with three dilemmas: 1) I have so many awesome clothes! I was getting excited, especially after a very dark earth toned winter capsule, to add a ton of my colorful and crazy clothing back into my life with my Spring capsule. But not all my colorful clothes are my favorites.
2) I have a lot of favorites! I’m sure if I pulled all my faves from all four seasons, I would have well over 50 items.
3) I don’t really know what my favorites are and it might take me a log time for find out.
Isn’t that one of the points of capsule wardrobe: to find out what you love to wear and want to wear all the time?
When thinking about all this, making my capsule the way I usually do seemed daunting. The method I usually use involves starting by taking a few key pieces out and rotating them into my last capsule, then taking all items of clothing I have out of storage and picking out the rest of the 3 month capsule. What usually results from this is that I have lots and lots of items that could go in my capsule, and I narrow it down to about 40-50 items.
My dream during this process is always to create a favorites bin. My dream would be to identify and separate the most worn and favorite items and be left with a a perfect wardrobe. But I can never seem to make that happen. Space, clutter, indecision, and organization seem to make it an impossible task. But it might be worth it to have a”perfect” capsule.
So will I have a bright, colorful, eclectic Spring capsule or will I have a utilitarian capsule with all my most worn, most loved clothing? I haven’t decided yet, but I will try to make it one with less clothing than in past capsules.
What does your perfect capsule wardrobe look like?