Here is my Fall and Winter 10 Item Wardrobe. I have decided to make only two 10 item wardrobes, one for cool weather, fall and winter, and another for warmer weather, spring and summer. This will help me keep the number of items in my wardrobe down. Also, I find it not necessary to have one for each of the seasons. My goal with my wardrobe is to keep it as minimal as I can. If I lived in a hot climate I would just have one 10 item wardrobe. It is impossible to keep it that small for a 4 season climate and having warm things to wear, I think.
The smaller the wardrobe the faster things wear out, because you are wearing them more often. So it is important to remember that having quality pieces actually can be helpful in saving money over time. This is because you are not having them wear out constantly, and needing to buy anew every few months. Some of my pieces I have literally had for 4 years, or more. So just because something is cheap does not mean you won’t have to spend more replacing it over and over again throughout the year. This is a decision that is up to you as an individual. You can buy cheaper items and replace them often. It is totally up to you and your budget.
I also prefer to buy things as sustainable as I can, for me just making sure I am not buying things that are made in by people who are forced to work in sweatshops. I am not perfect at this, and sometimes have to buy things from cheaper places. This is just something I strive for. Thrifting items is the ideal, because you can simply give an item new life. So here they are:
1: My Green, or Brown T shirt 😉
This time I got smarter and more realistic. I basically wear super basic stuff on a daily basis. I wear t-shirts, and jeans everyday. As a mom this is my uniform. In the cooler months I add some sort of cardigan or jacket over it. In the summer I ended up wearing a t-shirt and shorts and then a tunic and jeans the rest of the time.
2: Cream Thermal
My favorite combo, or uniform per se, during the cooler months is just a long sleeve with a wool cardigan on top, and some skinny jeans. Then I add some boots. It is super easy, and simple. It does not take super long to pick out.
3: My Orange Thermal
I stick to neutrals, because that is just what I prefer, and like. You can pick whatever style you like and the colors you prefer. I just know that the more patterns I have the faster I get sick of them.
4: Cream Fitted Shirt
I like having some fitted shirts and some looser. Its nice to have fitted ones for going with a skirt or just to tuck in better.
5: Dark Blue Skinny Jeans
I have really paired down my wardrobe this season. I now have only what goes into my 10 item wardrobes and that is it. Of course with the rules that Jennifer Scott uses from the Daily Connoisseur it is not really 10 items. You have your 10 main items, and then your extras which are sweaters, jackets, outter wear, shoes, pjs, work out clothes, and special occasion pieces. The goal obviously being to keep those extras to a minimum.
6: Cream T Shirt
I will show you some of my extras at the end, but not all of them. With extras most of these 10 item wardrobes end up being around 20 or 30 pieces. So you could do the project 333 capsule and end up having a similar amount. I have found that it basically is very similar in the total amount.
7: Fitted Grey Shirt Long Sleeve
8: Light Skinny Jeans
9: Grey Long Sleeve T Shirt
10: Second Pair of Dark Skinny Jeans
Something that helped me for keeping clothes nice is to always wash everything on delicate and dry on low. But also hanging dry anything that says to hang it dry. I used to ignore the tags of clothing and just wash everything together. This ruined a lot of clothes, and they wore down way faster. Also, putting a stain remover immediately on a stain and then washing it right after. This helps remove almost any stain. Also, I recently found out hanging thing outside in the sun can remove stains especially on white things. That is why a lot of people like white clothes, because they can use the sun to bleach them.
These extras are layers that I wear over my base 10 items, but also some shoes and bags. The extras include pajamas, and work out clothes. It also includes dress clothes that I only wear to church or to occasionally go out with friends. The extras should be minimal in amount.
That is the wardrobe the next few months. I have gotten my wardrobe in total down to 60 pieces. This includes all pajamas, all work out clothes, all shoes, all jackets, all coats, and my entire wardrobe every piece. So that is roughly 30 pieces for Fall/Winter, and 30 for Spring/Summer. I do not switch out my clothes each season, unless I got stains on an item or an item was just not working. I try my best to keep the same pieces for many years. This works so much better then constantly buying clothes each season.
I hope this has been helpful to you, and that you can try out your own 10 item wardrobe. It is something that is very easy to do and try out. You can just store away the items you want to save in a box until you are done with the season. It will give you an idea if you like a 10 item wardrobe.
Hey Anna, Sorry it has been awhile since I checked in on you. Good on you for the minimal wardrobe 🙂 I love the linen dress! I am always on the look out for linen at op shops. I miss seeing what you get up to on IG but I have started reading books again so I don’t think I’l be back on IG until next year maybe 🙂
Thanks friend! Linen is always super nice for summer. I have been wearing it more and more for those hot and humid months. I miss seeing you on instagram, but enjoy your videos. That is always awesome to get lots of reading done. I have done more of that in the last year than I have in years.