On my New Years resolutions list almost every year is the task of decluttering and organizing my life. Not that I’m a particularly disorganized person, but I’m increasingly drawn to a more Scandinavian vibe when it comes to their clean, minimal, totally uncluttered interiors. My closet is small, so making the most of the space is more important to me than ever with this new Scandinavian obsession of mine. That means eliminating any wardrobe pieces that I’m not completely obsessed with. I’ve been living by this new rule to avoid useless hoarding, and for shopping as well to keep my wardrobe selections nice and paired down.
The result, is an accidental capsule wardrobe. I have less pieces but I love each one, and they mix and match way more easily than anything in my old packed-full closet used to (which I’ve discovered is the key to solving the “closet full of clothes, nothing to wear” conundrum). Take this embroidered velvet jacket for instance. Obsessed. Embroidery? Check. Velvet? Check. Transitional? Hell yes. I can wear this baby all winter with a turtleneck and boots, or even into spring with my trusty cutoffs and lace-up sandals. I love that it adds a little pop to this (almost) all black look, and how a little burgundy lip really brings out the colors of the embroidery.
My biggest advice for someone looking to streamline their wardrobe? Be unmerciful with your selections. I’ve been following this method (à la Marie Kondo) – does it bring joy? If not, it goes. Now, don’t go throwing out every single pair of black trousers or blazer that you own. Certain things are good to have at the back of your closet in a jam. But you get the idea!
Jacket and bodysuit by ASOS
Jeans by Express (similar here)
Heels by Vince Camuto
Bag by Forever21