After last week’s post about cleaning out my closet, you might be wondering if there is anything left for me to wear. I guarantee there is a hefty amount of clothing and shoes left for me to choose from. I started with around 128 items and downsized by about half, leaving me around 60 items total. I thought it would be fun since I make so many packing lists and other capsules to share what exactly made the cut.
Not only did I learn a lot about the process of cleaning out a closet, I learned a lot about my preferences and favorites. I also learned I might want to keep something I haven’t worn in over a year because it brings me joy to touch it.
1. Matt & Nat Backpack / 2. Silky Camisole / 3. Oversized T-Shirt / 4. Gray Tee / 5. Striped Top / 6. Chambray Tunic / 7. Fine-Knit Sweater / 8. Cozy Textured Cardigan / 9. Leather Biker Jacket (faux) / 10. Trench Coat / 11. Long Sleeve Jersey Dress / 12. Pencil Skirt / 13. Skinny Black Denim / 14. Girlfriend Jeans / 15. Crepe Jogger Pants / 16. Denim Shorts / 17. White Sneakers / 18. Black Leather Pumps / 19. Chelsea Ankle Boots / 20. Crossover Sandals (Waterproof!)
I thought I’d do something a little different today and share a back to school capsule wardrobe. I feel like heading back to school is such a transitional time that the last thing you want to have to think about is what you’re going to wear. This capsule makes it easy to mix and match, as well as dress more casual or for something business-related, like an interview. Keeping someone who doesn’t have a huge budget for clothing in mind (books are expensive!), all of these items are priced at less than $50, with the exception of the backpack and leather pumps.
I know I’ve shared about my ultimate minimal closet before (and again), but I still have never made the time to sift through and really pare my closet down. Yesterday I spent quite a few hours trying to hone in on which items bring me joy, and which don’t. Today I’m sharing some tips for how to clean out your closet using some of the information I’ve picked up on along the way.