Capsule Wardrobe – Saving Money By Not Buying Tons Of Clothes

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    Every January I go through my closet and separate clothes I haven’t worn in forever to donate to GoodWill. Today, I started that process, and it was shocking to me to see how much clothes I didn’t even remember I had – some pieces worn just once.

    It’s crazy how much money we can spend on clothes. With every new season, there are tons of new trends, and it’s so easy to get sucked into thinking that we have to keep up with them all.

    That’s why I’ve decided to build a capsule wardrobe. With a capsule wardrobe, I’ll be incorporating minimalist principles and building a wardrobe that consists of just a few key pieces that I can mix and match. If I need to buy a few additional pieces, I’ll make sure they’re good quality so that they’ll last a long time as opposed to buying items that are cheap but fade away or get ruined after one wash.

    Now that I’m a new mom, this should be a whole lot easier to do given that I could totally wear the same thing every day and be ok with it! No need to have a million different outfits when I could really use the money elsewhere.

    Has anyone tried this yet? Or any other tips/advice on saving money when it comes to buying clothes?

    #6124 Reply

    A little over a year ago I tried (what I believe was) a capsule wardrobe and only kept somewhere around 30-ish items of clothes for several months. I loved it, but somewhere along the way I began adding a few items here and there, and now my closet is pretty much back to the way it was when I started out. I just finished re-watching the Minimalism documentary on Netflix and have already started filling up trash bags with clothes that I plan to donate next week.

    Hopefully, I can stick with it this time around!

    #6155 Reply

    Couldn’t agree with this idea more! Such a great concept, and I do the same myself. I think my years in retail made that habit a little easier.

    I cut down to basics every season as the weather changes and donate everything I don’t wear/need to a shelter in my area.

    #6185 Reply

    Wow, Kayla, I was just talking with my sisters about doing this! They weren’t on board with the concept – it’s hard to break the shopping habit – but I think it’s a great way to save money and also be more mindful in general, and appreciate what we have.

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