|Not my clothes|
Then there is the popular project 333- where you have 33 items of clothing, including accessories and shoes for a 3 months period. After three months you'll rotate or buy something new for the next season.
I don't have capsule wardrobe, or follow Project 333. What I now have is a minimalist wardrobe. Well, what I considered to be minimalism anyways. The amount of clothes I own has drastically decreased. After reading Marie Kondo's "The Life Change Magic of Tidying Up." My mindset has changed. Something clicked and I was finally able to let go of things I haven't worn or care for. My clothes used to take over the entire walk in close with some boxed up in storage. I used to believe that having an abundance of clothes will give me a great amount paring. What it really gave me was decision fatigue. I have a limited amount of time to get ready in the morning because I love hitting the snooze button. I often end up wearing the same pairings because I know they match. It's true what they say: you only wear 20% of your clothing 80% of the time.
It really helps that I keep clothes that complements each other. When I make a new purchase I make sure it goes well with at least a few items in my closet. I now get dress quicker because i have less decisions to make. I really enjoy this benefit because I love to hitting that snooze button.
I'm not much of an accessories person, some of my jewelry are still in my closet in my parent's house. So I have even less paring to do. And never once in my life had someone told me I need to accessorize. I'm not the most fashionable person but I'm not blind to style neither.
This new lifestyle to me is a way to live more consciously. I become more selective of what comes into my home. It serves as a reminder to always choose quality over quality. This year, I vow to not buy any shoes or purse. I've been doing well so far. Although, I'm way overdue for a new pair of sneakers. I've yet to find a pair I love. That will be my only exception.
I have recently bought some new clothes, due stricter dress codes being enforced at work. Most of my business casual outfits do not meet the new guidelines.
My new goal would be to buy clothes from company or a few that have better working environment for their employees. It's upsetting to see that some big clothing brands are taking advantage of uneducated laborers in third world countries. By not giving them my business would be a way of saying I don't support your business practices. This is challenge for me, since I'm a petite gal and need special sizes. I still have a lot of research to do. So as of now, I resort to second hand shopping.