Ready to Launch?...Start Using A Simple Living Mindset With The Capsule Wardrobe!
Now this SLM all started when I lived in Costa Rica. I didn't have much time to go and shop. Some of the malls were way too far. I was also on a limited budget. So what I had, I made it work. So you can say I have been implementing this SLM (in my own way) for more than 20 years now. Wow thats crazy! I have continued with this process all throughout my adult life and I can honestly say it has always worked for me. Even now that I can afford to shop, I shop first in my closet. I think continuing with this SLM has given me more freedom in using my money for other things. Things that matter, like having time to enjoy the things I like to do, and also spending time with my loved ones.
Now when it comes to my closet I have always enjoyed the "capsule method". Check out this link here: How to Reboot Your Closet in 2019 @ Classy Yet Trendy This method allows you to work with what you have, especially if you are on a budget. Not all of us can afford to get rid of everything and be down to the bare bones. You'll be surprised what a little creativity can save you! Here is a five steps guide for beginners click the link below to get you started:
When you apply this method you tend to use all the items in your closet. So most likely you do wear everything within that 6 month time frame. I found the things that I usually get rid of are things that have actually been really worn out. Which to me is awesome because I feel I am not spending more money on new clothes when I can up-cycle and revive my old ones (you know, the "shopping in your closet" idea). If you think about it, it's pretty much the same thinking pattern the boutiques and clothing stores use. They create different styles with basically the same articles of neutral clothing and pair them up with different patterns to put on display. They might use the same black skirt or pant and swap out a different top or sweater to create all kinds of different looks. Hence the "capsule method".
The "capsule method" helps you to streamline your closet by keeping a few key neutral garments that are versatile and can work with other patterns. I have been able to produce at least 10 to 15 new styles just by switching out a few items here and there. If you are really creative, I have seen postings that create up to 30-50 looks! Check out this link here:
I do on occasion go through my closet and find articles of clothing that I may have missed, haven't worn in a long time, or they simply don't fit anymore (bummer) and just donate them. I donate here Shop, Reuse, Reimagine @ Savers If they are in good condition or gently used you'll be surprised how it can help others when you do this small act of kindness.
So remember, don't be afraid to "launch" out of your comfort zone and start the "capsule method" today and find your freedom!