With some temporary cooler weather here in Southern California, I was finally able to work my way through some of my winter gear. YAY! But as I reflect on my current capsule and have started to prepare for the transition into spring, I realize I’ve been doing something that seems a bit counter-productive.
I save my favorites. By that, I mean I don’t wear a lot of my favorite pieces as often as I should. I keep them tucked safely in my closet, waiting for the perfect occasion. I think this meme sums up my thinking perfectly.
I used to save my favorites with a larger wardrobe as well, leaving many items untouched for months… or even years! Until eventually I lost interest and forgot why they were my favorites in the first place.
I’m not sure if it’s fear of ruining the clothes (a true fear that comes with having children), or that they will be dirty when I really need them (again, blame the kid), or maybe I still just have too many options in my closet. But it seems kind of sad that they have been sitting un-worn practically all season, because I’m not doing something special every day. And it makes it difficult for me to justify spending money on quality pieces when I choose not to wear them like I thought I would.
So maybe I need to change my thinking – it should not be considered a waste of a good outfit if that outfit simply makes you feel good in some way, any way. Right?
So these last few weeks of winter, I’ll make an effort to wear those things that I might normally push aside for the uniform. Will I wear my favorite heels to go to the park? Haha. No. Absolutely not. And I’m not going to bring my “special event” capsule into daily rotation. But no outfit will be considered wasted, even if it was only worn at home to play with Hot Wheels and blocks. I will wear what I enjoy, mommy schedule (and laundry schedule) be damned.
Does anyone else find themselves pushing aside their favorites and wearing the same few pieces again and again, even with a smaller wardrobe?
Red Sweater: old from American Eagle (similar on sale!)
White Henley: old from Gap (similar)
Shoes: Aldo (on sale!)
Bracelets: Alex + Ani