One other thing that I’ve gotten brilliant at since living with the principles of a capsule wardrobe, is packing light!
Living with a smaller amount of items to choose from each day helps us know our clothing really well. You begin to learn your favourite outfits, decision making around getting dressed becomes a cinch and you’re so less likely to need to try on all of your options before deciding on an outfit.
Throughout my years packing for weekends away and trips overseas, I have found I am slowly transforming away from the over packer with the ridiculously heavy suitcase that hardly zips up.
On a recent trip to away for two nights for work, I wore six items of clothing on the way there, my watch and handbag, I packed an additional 7 items of clothing for two nights, and two days plus 4 items of clothing for workout wear.
Here’s what wore for the three days, (I was still in my winter capsule wardrobe at this time)…
And here’s how I wore it…
In the past, I would have packed at least a spare five items “just in case” because I wouldn’t know what I would end up feeling comfortable wearing, what would fit me well, what would go with what, and just because I was so used to having an array of options.
Another notch to the benefits of capsule wardrobing!