I’ve been thinking and thinking (and occasionally writing) about a closet purge. Now let’s be frank, the word PURGE is pretty repelling – I can’t come up with one good association to the term…
And it’s just dawned on me – I don’t want to PURGE my closet, I want to build and choose my wardrobe. Construction, not destruction!
So the new plan is:
- Try to determine a target number of garments (starting on the large size, and then whittling down as possible)
- Build a wardrobe based on “eights”. I don’t know why, but the number eight seems to be a nice number of garments for a… not a capsule, but more of a “capsulette”. Capsulina? Capsulechen?
- Sell or donate garments that don’t survive the audition process.
This just feels much more positive to me – focusing on what I WANT, and not on my errors or shopping mistakes.