Capsule Wardrobes During Pregnancy: Do it or not do it?

As I mentioned previously, I have actively been trying to donate a lot of my clothes and reduce my need to consume everything. It’s working. Sort of. I have started buying less items and focusing more on what I already have. When I need an item (like workout clothes, sweaters, or things I’m outgrowing due to pregnancy), I try to donate an item — it has completely helped my closet!

While trying to reduce the rest of my closet, I started researching minimalist fashion. I am not, by far, a minimalist. In fact, I grew up in a household of hoarders who believe that you shouldn’t give anything away just in case you need it. But it was time. Honestly, I couldn’t enter my closet!

I’m happy to report it looks a lot better:

Clean closet

After all the piles of clothing for donation, I finally have a clean closet. Please don’t pay attention to the princess potty in the corner ;)

Here are the clothes I will be donating. Clothes that I like but don’t *love* and hope that someone else will love them :)

Clothing Donation Pile

This was taking up my closet space!

After creating a donation pile of more than half of everything I owned, I was a little confused. What do I do now?

I began researching fashion minimalism. I found a post on capsule wardrobes and was very drawn to Mom Advice’s take on the Capsule Wardrobe. You can read her capsule wardrobe rules here. The catch (for me) is that I’m 19 weeks pregnant. I’m going to do it a little differently as I’m not sure what I’ll fit in a few months and I want to be realistic with myself.

Pregnant Fashion Capsule

My rules for my Fashion Capsule

I decided to replace some of the pieces I donated and purchase a few key pieces of maternity clothes that could grow with me.

1. 37 Items ( shoes, scarves, underwear, tights, workout gear not included). For the first rule, it’s pretty much the same as Mom Advice’s, but I added shoes and scarves because… I love interchanging my shoes and scarves. There is no way I could do without them! Also, I’m not sure how my feet will be in a few months so I didn’t want to choose heels when I could only wear flats and wear out the soles of my boots.

2. No Shoe Buying For the second rule, this will be the hardest for me. I love my Fluevogs and, honestly, was hoping to purchase some for my birthday. I hope I can stick to this!

3. Purchase One Item as Needed Realistically, I have no idea where I’ll be in 3 months. I could become as big as a house and not fit anything in the capsule I’ve created. In this case, I’ll have to purchase an item.

I haven’t created the collection yet, but i’ll let you know how it goes!

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