Fancy sweatshirt, where have you been all my life?
This sweatshirt is getting so much wear these days, that I’m getting that nervous I-should-probably-buy-another-one feeling.
Do you ever feel that way about your capsule clothes?
I definitely do sometimes. But, a few capsule wardrobes in, I’m learning that things don’t wear out as fast as I think they will. And while I may have a favorite piece one week, I’ll probably end up latching on to another favorite the next week. I tend to hop from favorite to favorite over the course of a wardrobe.
In some cases though, things actually do wear out, which is a bummer. Remember my striped shirt from my spring capsule? Around the end of the season, it got a hole in it when my dog jumped on me. Frowny face.
But for the most part, in my experience, things last longer than I think they will. I used to worry about these Ponte leggings wearing out too, but I’ve had them for about 3 years and they are still going strong, even though I wash them almost every time I wear them. Dang! :)
When I start questioning if I should buy more, I’m always glad I have a specific limit on my wardrobe. Because I know myself. I spend (maybe a little too much) mental energy on little decisions like this. If I don’t check myself, I can use up my energy on these little things — and not have enough left for the more important things.
I’m still working on my single priority this year, but I’m thinking it may be along the lines of how I spend my mental energy. Something along these lines: Stop giving energy to small things that don’t really matter. Then, pour it out for something that does.
So in case you’re wondering, that’s the main reason I subscribe to the idea of having a specific number of pieces in my wardrobe. It makes the decision for me. It saves that energy for something more valuable.
But that’s just what works for me. A number isn’t for everyone. And my favorite, favorite thing about Unfancy is seeing the way we can all change it up and make it work for our own lives. Pretty awesome if you ask me.
Scarf: old from Target (similar)
Pants: old from J.Crew Factory (similar)