If you would like a really simple way to make your wardrobe work better for you, without spending any money or counting 33 items or coming up with new outfit ideas, this is it.
Pull all the items that are now off-season out of your wardrobe.
These are mine. Now that it’s really gotten cold in Indiana, I’m only wearing winter essentials like, wool sweaters, jeans, and flannel pajamas. So, to make my “winter capsule” I simply pull sandals, beach hats, swim suits, shorts, eyelet tank tops, and summer pajamas from my closet.
Stow them in an under-bed box.
Capsule wardrobes have become quite trendy during the past five years and now the popularity is starting to fade in favor of minimalistic uniforms or a swing back toward larger, trend-driven wardrobes. For me, the capsule wardrobe has never been about a number, but rather looking in my closet and only seeing things that I can and want to actually wear. If it’s December, it is not helpful to have my beach coverup staring me in the face.
A few other simple ways to refine your wardrobe:
- Pull out any clothes that don’t fit. Stow them under the bed until you feel comfortable donating them, or they fit again.
- When pregnant or nursing, stow away any clothes that won’t work for your body during this season (more on that here).
- As you put things away for a season, if you didn’t wear it often, consider donating it to streamline your closet.
- Apply the same trick to your kids’ and husband’s closets too.
With this simple step, I promise you’ll start getting dressed much more quickly each morning!
PS: How my wardrobe has changed over the past four years.