The Capsule Wardrobe: Part 1

Hello Everyone, and happy long weekend to you!

Today I want to talk about capsule wardrobes. If you know me at all, you might also know that I am OBSESSED with the idea of having one tiny wardrobe of quality pieces which fit together to be able to create a seemingly endless combination of cohesive and stylish outfits.

You’re probably thinking one of three things:

a)“That sounds hard and ridiculous, and besides, shopping is my thing.”

b)“I wish I had a capsule wardrobe! That seems like a dreamy thing to have going on.”


c)“Been there, already doing that.”

Regardless of what side of the fence you are standing on, I want to hear from you! Why is this something you think you would/could/shouldn’t do?

For myself, I adore having fewer choices when I look at my closet in the morning. Getting dressed is easy-peasy! Everything in my closet fits me well, and (almost) everything is something that I LOVE to wear. I rarely have days where I feel uncomfortable in what I’m wearing, or knowing that I look good but feel crappy anyway. I feel comfortable and pulled together, and most importantly, I feel more like myself than ever. One of the key reasons why I decided to try paring down my closet was finding out about project 333. The first time I looked it over I thought “Ya that’s nice, for these people. But I just couldn’t do it, I adore shopping!” Slowly but surely, as time went on, I sorted and ditched and bagged and gave away so. Much. Clothes. And still had lots to wear. I started to think instead, “How did I even end up owning this much anyway?” It seems so excessive for me now, especially now that I realize I never wore most of it away.

This is what my closet looks like now!

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And I love it, because I still get to shop, but it’s even more fun now! It’s become a sort of challenging game to find what pieces are needed for my seasons capsule, and then intentionally shop for only those pieces. It’s also been freeing! I’ll tell you soon about the time I didn’t experience the shoppers high and how that changed everything.

8 Responses to “The Capsule Wardrobe: Part 1

  • Keep it up, girl! I love reading about your steps to simplicity. You inspire me. 🙂

  • I can’t figure out how to follow your blog though. Can you give me a clue?

    • Cassandra Vandenhaak
      6 years ago

      On the right hand side, when you’re reading the blog posts, there is a place to input your email address and press subscribe. Then when I post, it will automatically email you!

      • Thank you, Cassandra! You know who I am, right? 😉
        I hope you can come over in the fall one day to help me clean out my closet… We’ll let Eden play in the piles of clothes. lol! It is so bad that yesterday Dad took out a pair of my dress pants that I had stored on his side and tried them on…. I didn’t even recognize them! lol

        • Cassandra Vandenhaak
          6 years ago

          MIL = Mother In Law
          We can definitely set something up, but you have to promise to let me document it!

          • I will have to think about that, but it just might be worth it!

  • I have been lurking through the archives. Today is the day I start my own 333. Thank you!

    • Cassandra Vandenhaak
      6 years ago

      Good luck! It was a lot of fun for me, so much so that I’m already planning out my fall capsule, even though I’m definitely not ready to say good bye to summer!

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