Back to the Basics|Capsule Wardrobe Experiment

Back to the Basics|Capsule Wardrobe Experiment

Truth moment…

I have a closet full of clothes and drawers and a custom built closet and a rolling rack and I still keep shopping because in my mind I have nothing to wear. On a daily basis it takes me hours to get dressed because I can’t figure out what to put on and in the end I settle on anything just to get out of the door, even if I don’t like it. And I HATE IT! So while doing some random scrolling on YouTube I came across a ton of videos on capsule wardrobes and I knew it was what I needed to do. I purged my closet and chose 27 pieces that I plan on wearing for the next 31 days. This will be a challenge to me, but I want to just get back to the basics and really enjoy dressing again.


I took me about 5 days to choose everything for it but I am really happy with my final selections.


Tops: This was the hardest section to put together by far. I wanted to have a good rotation of tops but I didn’t want to┬áhave too many because it defeated the purpose. It took me two days to edit down my options and I’m really happy with my final choices.

Bottoms: I wanted to have a good mix of washes/cuts and lucky me I have a huge collection of jeans, so this was was easy. I added a skirt and dress just for good measure!

Cardigans, Jackets, Blazers: I wanted to have just the basic blazers and a cardigan. I’m not a fan of coats so I wanted to be sure I could layer these options in the event it got a little chilly. I added a denim jacket because it would be a crime not to!

Shoes: I wanted to make sure I had a mix of heels and flats and I added the booties because why not lol!

Everyday I will post my post my outfit and my feelings as I go thru this experiment.

I hope you follow along! Wish me luck…



  1. October 1, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    I’m loving this. I need to really work on my wardrobe. My stuff is so casual. I need more things to wear to church.

    • meandminnie
      October 4, 2016 / 10:36 am

      And I need more casual wear lol

  2. October 1, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I like all your options! The denim jacket is really nice. Good luck with your experiment.

    • meandminnie
      October 4, 2016 / 10:35 am

      Thank you! And I almost left that option out lol

    • meandminnie
      October 4, 2016 / 10:34 am

      Thank you!

  3. October 1, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    That black dress is to die for. Loved it. Also loved that black booties

    • meandminnie
      October 4, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Thank you! I am excited to see if I can dress it down for work or the weekend!

  4. October 1, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    This sounds like a difficult challenge! I’m sure you will rock this. I look forward to seeing how it turns out!

    • meandminnie
      October 4, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Thank you so much!

  5. October 2, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Basic dressing is the best! I like it because I can be comfy!

    • meandminnie
      October 4, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Comfy and easy as crap lol

  6. October 2, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Goodluck on this challenge. You can never go wrong with basics and classic pieces. all you need to do is to mix and match.

    • meandminnie
      October 4, 2016 / 10:31 am

      Thank you so much!

  7. October 3, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Since I travel with a baby I always have a capsule wardrobes.Your selection Is great.I can’t carry 3 types of shoes

    • meandminnie
      October 4, 2016 / 10:31 am

      Thanks so much! So far so good!

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