January 2021 Closet Audit Capsule Wardobe -
Fast Fashion Royal Blue Turtleneck
Fast Fashion Royal Blue Snap Button Cardigan
Everlane Relaxed Silk Shirt in Real Blue
Fast Fashion Chartreuse Snap Button Cardigan
Fast Fashion Forest Green Snap Button Cardigan
Wore 3 times in January
Everlane Mustard Yellow Cashmere Crew Sweater
Sea Life Circle Skirt w/ Pockets - Made To Measure on Etsy
Fast Fashion Talbots Tweed Pencil Skirt
Fast Fashion Banana Republic Taupe Skirt
Encircled Dressy Sweatskirt in Navy
Initial Review Here
Wore 5 times in January
Fast Fashion Long Abstract Animal Print Pencil Skirt
What’s not included:
Intention: The intention of the Closet Audit Capsule Wardrobe series is to assess the color, fit, style, and fabric of each garment.
Action: At the end of the month I will remove items I consistently don’t reach for, find unflattering, uncomfortable or in need of constant adjustment while wearing.
Additionally: This capsule also gives me the opportunity to try clothes from a recently received hand-me-down bag to give them an honest evaluation as to whether they are worthy of my in-progress closet curation.
Spreadsheet or StyleBook App: I'm also using this as an opportunity to start outfit tracking again whether in my Style Book app or a spreadsheet, to assess which clothing, footwear and other accessories I'm reaching for most and what the CPW is working out to be. Just a nerdy-fun thing .:)
Shoes I Reached For This Month:
These Birkenstocks - the finish makes it surprisingly versatile and elevates a casual outfit a bit. They are also super comfy especially because of the wide and spacious footbed. (Note: Wearing these in January bc I’m home all day)
Emerald Handmade Vintage Style Leather Booties from etsy
Spenco Orthotic Arch Support Loafer - these are a little loose on me so they rub at the heel on my right foot (problem area for me) if I wear them a lot without thick socks, but they are great for wearing at home! All Spenco shoes have wonderful, supportive footbeds and I highly recommend them - just get the right size ;)
- Chartreuse snap button cardigan - Pilling, stretched out, terrible for heat regulation
- Forest green snap button cardigan - same as above
- Royal blue sparkly top with cutouts - Although I think the top is pretty (hand-me-down), I found the cutouts and overall to be annoying and I think it’s too much pattern/bling up around my face. I’d rather reserve that for fun earrings.
- Blue cowl neck sweater - I found the neckline was never laying how I wanted it to and the button details, while cute, make it less versatile. The synthetic material was not good for heat regulation.
- Paisley dress - I received this from a swap years ago and have worn it a lot, but I realized I was keeping it and wearing it year after year not because I actually loved it or felt great in it, but mainly just because I had it and I could make outfits with it. It is actually too big for me, but I would belt it and no one would know. I considered that I could have it altered to actually fit me but then I thought no. I’ve used it well for years and it’s still in great condition. It will serve someone else and I can give that attention to another garment I truly love.
- Yellow dress - This dress was cute and I had fun wearing it a couple times in January, but at the end of the day I got rid of it for a few reasons: It’s a little shorter than my preference, it also has cut outs at the shoulder that I find cumbersome, and it actually had some stains that I couldn’t get out after washing twice.
After removing these 6 items I was on a roll and removed a few more items in January:
- Navy long sleeve shirt - was going to keep it for layering but tbh the neckline was stretched out and it wasn’t a snug fit so that’s not good for my kind of layering at all.
- Black and white stripe tunic - was getting pilly and the neckline was way too wide for me. I was constantly readjusting it while wearing it. I’m over that!
- A fit/flare tank with embroidery at the top that I have loved, but the pilling has gone too far!
- Black top with sequins down the sleeve - neckline is too wide, always adjusting and bra straps always showing plus sequins were too flashy and when they start falling off it’s a scene.
- Tiered polka dot maxi skirt - I kept this skirt for a long time and it wasn’t that i loved the pattern, and it was actually stretched at the waist and too loose, but after much thought I realized I love the style and silhouette of it. It’s flattering and an easy breezy wear for summer, although I’ve layered it in colder months too! So while I did remove it, I will keep a skirt with a similar style in mind to replace someday, no rush.
- White/Off-white leather skinny belt
- Basic Headband
- Everlane Cotton Crew Neck Sweater in Bone
- Everlane White Leather 40 Hour Flats
- Pact Black & White Long Sleeve Organic Cotton Tees
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