I wasn’t one of those women that only gained weight in the belly during pregnancy, instead I got pretty plump all over and couldn’t wear anything in my closet. This gave me a long break from my clothes. Once more of my old stuff was starting to fit again, it became clear that I needed to reevaluate what’s been hanging in my closet. Here is Step 1 in my personal style overhaul journey.
I say step one, because this is going to be a long haul at the end of which I hope to develop a capsule wardrobe filled with solid pieces that I feel comfortable wearing and quality clothes that fit me well.
I started by sorting all of my existing clothes into three piles. Keep. Donate. Throw Away. It wasn’t easy, but I tackled my closet over the last few months, one drawer at the time. I had to get really honest here, which meant tossing and donating stuff that I have been ‘saving,’ like pants that no longer fit, but hoped they would one day, or shirts that weren’t flattering anymore, but were expensive, dresses that I got at sample sales that never fit properly, and so on.)
It was kind of scary how little I ended up keeping, but that also meant that I would get to fill this space with new, better items.
I wanted to be very calculated about the new pieces I would buy, so I looked for items that were classic, made well, flattering and worked with my new role as mama.
Most of all I didn’t want to be stressed about what to wear each morning, or worry about whether I would fit into those things today, or not. I wanted to feel good about every item in my closet and be comfortable.
How lucky for me that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is this week? I started to slowly browse and find staple pieces that will help me build my dream capsule wardrobe and reflect my personal style.
I’m very much into rompers now. It’s basically an adult onesie, so I’m thinking about getting this one. I also love this jumpsuit. It’s classic enough to keep in my closet for a few years, and funky enough to be excited about it each time.