How A 90 Day Capsule Wardrobe Changed My Perspective
In January 2015, I challenged myself to wear 30 items for 90 days. The rules were simple, I could only wear the items in my capsule and I could not shop. It was a difficult three months. I was no stranger to retail therapy. I was a stress shopper, a bored shopper, a budget shopper and a [insert any excuse here] shopper. So the idea of not shopping for 3 entire months seemed completely wild. What if I came across an amazing deal?! Nonetheless, I committed to it because, at the very least, the capsule challenge would help me save a few coins and define my style.
Lucky for me, the challenge did much more than that.
The challenge helped me downsize my wardrobe and forced me to change my unhealthy relationship to shopping. I could go into a store look at something that I allegedly “loved” and put it right back on the shelf. It felt good, it felt right and my bank account was happy, too.
A couple months later, I watched the Netflix documentary, True Cost...and that's when things got real.
I started to learn that how often I shopped and where I shopped not only impacted me but also affected global communities in ways I never imagined. Despite having less stuff, there were brands in my closet that I could not wholeheartedly endorse. I had a "fashion blog" but the last thing I wanted to talk about was fashion. I was conflicted and wholly uninspired. So I stepped away from this creative outlet and told myself that I would start again once I had something I felt like sharing.
Since then, I’ve been on a journey to curate a closet that reflects my values just as much as it reflects my lewks. Because if that’s not being on the same page, then what is?
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