It’s hard to pare down your wardrobe to a “capsule,” especially in cold weather. When it feels like you need 10 layers just to make it through one icy day, how can you possibly create closet zen? The way I see it is, at the beginning of each season, it’s important to take out all the extras and start fresh with just the essentials before you build from there.
Without a doubt, most women will stray from their capsule eventually, but it’s nice to have a solid base from which to work. If I don’t think about my closet in terms of a capsule, it’s easy to get off track to the point that one day I wake up and realize I have five NYE gowns, three pairs of cowboy boots, and not one pair of jeans that fit. If you take stock of your clothing and find more oddities than staples, it’s time to Marie Kondo your wardrobe and start over with the capsule-worthy garments below.