Tuesday, February 28, 2017

#20pieces28days Wrap-up

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Day 27: Somehow I managed to find a combo I hadn't worn yet.

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Day 28: For the last day, I went with comfort.

Originally I thought I would do this challenge in February, make some adjustments, and try it again in the spring. Yeah, I'm scrapping that idea.

Around mid-month, I started to look longingly in my closet at all the clothes that I wasn't allowed to wear. By the end of the month, I was ready to put away every single piece and not look at any of them again for a very long time. The capsule wardrobe just isn't for me. Whether it's true or not, I started to feel in the latter half of the month that my co-workers were judging me for wearing the same thing all the time. I also have some pretty compelling evidence that my Instagram audience hated it. I shed many followers during February.

I prefer more variety with my clothes. I feel like I'm reasonably good about making and purchasing things that I can wear with many outfits. I also make a point to purge regularly so I don't keep things I don't wear.

I also found that the capsule wardrobe is fairly inflexible in regard to weather changes. We had some unusual big swings in temperature this month. Although I tried to go middle-of-the-road in terms of warmth, sometimes I found I didn't have enough layers, and sometimes I really needed short-sleeves.

It was an interesting challenge and I'm glad that I gave it a try, but I won't be signing up for it long-term. I still have admiration for the idea of a capsule wardrobe, but it just doesn't fit with my own life.

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