Happy September!! Even though it’s been over 30 degree’s Celsius every day this week I’ve got fall on the brain. Warm tea, sweaters, boots, apple picking. I love fall even though it’s bitter sweet because it means saying good bye to summer which truly is my favourite season!
I recently stumbled upon this blog on my quest for minimalism. We live in a small condo, I mean small. It’s just under 1600 square feet, with 3 bedrooms, 1 loft (we use as a bedroom) and 1 bathroom. Having a small space means using what little square feet you have wisely. And my closet is one of the biggest problems. I wouldn’t even say that I have that many clothes but I do have a lot that I don’t wear, I find myself morning after morning standing there like a hungry teenager staring into a full refrigerator wondering what to wear. The above blog is all about this lovely woman named Caroline who has created what she calls Wardrobe capsules. She pairs down to 37 pieces that work together. She wears these pieces exclusively for 3 months (each season). This is a minimalism challenge though so the goal is that once you put your capsule together you do not shop for three months!! Ouch!
So here is a bit of my fall capsule. I am pretty proud of myself. The only things I bought new for this were two pairs of shoes, the lacey kimono cardigan, the graphic tee, the american eagle ripped skinny jeans. Everything else was already in my closet.
First up is t-shirts and tank tops. Not pictured here is a plain white tee and a plain black tee, both in the laundry lol
Next is sweaters, cardigans and jackets. The striped top is a fav as is the new white kimono
Shoes were a little trickier as we are talking about wearing the same things from September to December! Not pictured here are my grey hunter boots, a pair of tall black boots, a pair of running shoes, a black purse and a grey purse
The trench coat is another fav!
Next is my bottoms. I have two maxi skirts, a pair of cargo pants, a pair of teal skinny jeans by Second Demin, a pair of boot cut jeans and two pair of skinny jeans, one ripped, one not and one pair of black track pants. You can see below that is my entire wardrobe, except I keep my skirts, jeans and pants in a drawer and my shoes and purses in the closet. Everything else is put away in Rubbermaid containers or donated to charity or being sold on kijiji
So the outfit I’m wearing here is part of my capsule. I can change this basic look so easily bu adding a kimono or leather jacket, changing out the birks for boots and adding a long gold necklace I will do a separate blog post for my accessories and jewelry which aren’t included in your 37 items thank goodness! Oh and ps I have a few more than 37 items lol. I haven’t done an official count but it’s closer to 45.