Alicia’s Less-is-More Closet Approach

This post is part of a Show & Tell series of posts featuring TROG readers and the capsule wardrobe-inspired changes they’ve made to their wardrobes and lives. Read all the posts in this series here.

Alicia writes:

Though I have not followed the capsule wardrobe idea to a T (no pun intended), the choice to live with less and make intentional shopping decisions has been life-changing as far as my closet is concerned. I love shopping for clothes. It’s like therapy for me. Actually, it practically bordered on obsession until recently.

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I remember reading several blog posts about the simplicity of the capsule wardrobe. I looked at my closet, stuffed with all seasons and all styles, and decided it was time for a change. It took me several days weeks to purge, organize, and delegate what goes to which store. Off-season clothes went in a plastic bin under my bed (this is a superb option for me as it’s easy to switch out seasons when the next one comes around!)

I don’t do well “sticking to the book” so to speak, but my shopping habits have decreased from several times a week to once every 1-2 weeks and only as needed. I haven’t “arrived” yet, but for the first time in my life I feel overall content with the apparel in my closet. As an added benefit, I have made approximately $80 in the past month on my purging efforts, thanks to Plato’s Closet and a nearby consignment store. Score!

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A few of my favorite fall/winter items: thrifted black boots, and Oxford hoes (Rue 21 clearance a year ago)
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Current favorite outfit: plaid + scarves (pictured here, both from Target) …so comfortable and perfect for school, work, church, and coffee with a friend. Basically, perfect for almost anything.

I love hearing about the positive changes you’ve been able to make to your shopping habits, Alicia! Thanks for sharing!

Check out Alicia’s blog, Musings of a Twenty-Something to get to know her more, and if you found this post helpful or inspiring, leave her some love in the comments below!

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