Do I have too many clothes? The simple answer to this would be yes. This is probably true, I do own too many clothes but with fast fashion and the changing aesthetics of my teenage wardrobe I will probably still buy more. There is nothing wrong with this but it is not like my wardrobe is going to get bigger anytime soon so I can’t keep buying new clothes and keeping the old ones! I have a ‘ one in one out‘ policy so that for every new piece of clothing I buy, I give one away. When I do a big clear out I take a mental note of how many items I’m giving away (or I might write it down as I’ll probably forget) and I can buy as many items that I’ve given away! This is a great tip if you’re a fashion hoarder like myself as it keeps you in check of what you have in your wardrobe.
But really… do I need everything? I have about 4 variations of a white t-shirt and no doubt I’ll buy more this summer but I really only need one. I’ve started pairing different pieces together and I actually really like the outcomes – it’s taught me that I really don’t need all clothes I have and to appreciate the ones I wear. Not only that but it’s stopped me from binge buying as well (something I seemed to do a lot last year) and now I save up for pieces that will either make a statement in my wardrobe, clothes that I feel comfortable in and good quality basics. So almost like three categories; through this it’s also helped me give clothes away as well!
I’ve yet to try a capsule wardrobe, however after watching Viviannadoesmakeup‘s capsule wardrobe videos and after reading Caroline’s (www.Un-fancy.com) blog about it I think it is an amazing way to control what goes in and out of your wardrobe and also helps you to budget your clothes in a way. I don’t think I will try really soon but I would love to know if you have!
I loved writing this post as it’s almost like an organised ramble of whether I own too many clothes or not. So the answer is yes, yes I do although I really hope this post might help you to stop making rash decisions when you buy and it’s certainly helped me in the long run. I’m much happier with my wardrobe by using the methods I talked about!
My question to you is: what do you think of the whole capsule wardrobe idea?