Capsule Wardrobe 2019

It’s time for my annual minimalism challenge.

This year I selected 10 pieces of clothing that I could wear on any given day in Autumn. My goal is to be able to get up in the morning and get dressed in any combination of my 10 pieces, without any fuss. My capsule wardrobe is smart casual so there will be times when I will need to raid the rest of my wardrobe.

Now I’m not suggesting you choose 10 pieces and give everything else away but you can start curating your wardrobe, by choosing 10 pieces that answer YES! to the following questions.

  • Do I feel good in it?
  • Will I wear it often?
  • Do I love it?

Once you have your 10 key pieces, you can build the rest of your streamlined wardrobe around them. What other pieces do you have that could be added, to get more mileage out of your 10 key pieces? Are there dressier (or more casual) pieces that you feel good in and love but you don’t have the opportunity to wear every week because of your lifestyle? These can be your go-to outfits for when the occasion arises.

The ultimate goal is to have a wardrobe that is an expression of who you are within the constraints of your lifestyle. But the more immediate goal is to eliminate the scramble. No more trying on multiple outfits and ransacking your wardrobe.

My 10 Pieces for Autumn:

  1. Blue boxy t-shirt
  2. Black t-shirt with lace
  3. Black elbow length sleeve shirt
  4. Green long sleeve shirt
  5. Blue knit jumper
  6. Black cardigan
  7. Black jeans
  8. Black denim skirt
  9. Black rib midi skirt
  10. Dress

I would like to add a smart casual dress to the mix but I don’t have one yet. When you can clearly see what the gaps in your wardrobe are, you can shop to fill them.

Have fun selecting your 10 key pieces!