I’ve read a lot of tips about clothes purging and decluttering that suggest sorting items into three piles: Keep, Donate, and Sell. I tried this when I began my wardrobe simplification project, but it didn’t work for me. I am just not good at letting things go on the spot like that. Also, my bigger goal is to find and develop my own personal style.
This is a time of year when there seems to be lots of special occasions to attend. Between Christmas and holiday parties and New Year celebrations, you may have an event or two that requires you to dress up a bit. But what do you do when you use a capsule wardrobe, like Project 333? There are basically two ways to handle this: incorporate special occasion clothing into your capsule wardrobe, or don’t.
I’ll tell you what. Using a minimalist wardrobe has absolutely transformed the way I treat and look at clothes. It has really changed the way I BUY clothes. And it isn’t so much about learning to love classics and basics that “go with everything” (which is what I thought when I started). It’s more about learning to use your wardrobe in ways that allow you to always be wearing something you like (or better yet – love).
Confession: I’ve actually been using this wardrobe for about 10 days. I started switching over from my summer wardrobe to my fall wardrobe in mid-September. I’ve been keeping it from you because there is one teeny-tiny detail that I wasn’t ready to share just yet. You see, my fall wardrobe consists largely of maternity clothes.