March signaled the time to switch over my wardrobe from Fall/Winter to Spring/Summer. We still had a few rainy days still in March so it’s been a slow switch, but I was happy to see some old favorites that have stored away in a bin under my bed and to put some knits to rest a while. Because I live here in LA where we unfortunately do not get four seasons, I only switch my wardrobe twice a year: in the Spring and in the Fall.
Read on to see what I bought on decluttered for the month of March!
– NEW ADDITIONS –
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TO MY SHOES:
Veja V-10 Sneakers ($115) via Poshmark bought on 03/02/19 — I’ve been adoring the Veja sneakers that I bought last Summer and had been basically living in them since, so I decided it was time for another pair! I had been eying this pair since November when I initially tried to get Brandon to buy them for himself during Black Friday weekend. He has sadly not bought them quite yet, but I love the pop of color these bring to my outfits with the bit of red on the back and the V logo on the sides. I’ve been wearing these almost everyday since I received them!
TOTAL MONEY SPENT: $115
TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS: +1 in shoes
TO MY EVERYDAY CAPSULE WARDROBE:
Rag & Bone Ace Cashmere Crop Sweater ($75) via Poshmark bought on 03/02/19 — Upon reflecting on my Fall/Winter wardrobe while making the switch over to its Spring/Summer counterpart, I realized just how much I loved my Everlane Cashmere Rib Round Crew that I received in November. And so I went on the hunt for a black, ribbed cashmere sweater on Poshmark. Though I didn’t get a chance to wear this soft sweater yet, I’m excited to unearth it once Fall rolls around once more.
TOTAL MONEY SPENT: $75
TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS: +1 in everyday capsule
TO MY LOUNGEWEAR / GYM WARDROBE:
Pact Leggings (2 for $30) bought on 03/03/19 — I’m a little ashamed to admit this but I’ve been living in leggings lately. Oversized sweaters and leggings have been my jam lately, and I’m actually really sad to see Winter go as that comfy uniform can no longer come into play. I’ve heard good things about Pact Leggings in the ethical fashion community so I thought I’d give them a go and compare them to the Girlfriend Collective pair that I bought last month. I absolutely adore both pairs of leggings, and for different reasons! Both are opaque enough to wear leggings like pants, and both are super comfortable for lounging and lazy days.
Everlane ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt in Black ($35) via Poshmark bought on 03/09/19 — After loving Everlane’s ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt in Oat these last few months, I had been trying to find one in black on Poshmark. Once I found it, I was sold and I’m so happy to have both in my loungewear capsule!
Madewell Les Femmes Modernes Sweatshirt ($0) moved from Everyday Capsule — I realized that I was only really ever wearing this soft sweatshirt when I was at home so I decided to demote it to my loungewear capsule where it was already living so it can be with the rest of its cozy and comfortable buddies.
TOTAL MONEY SPENT: $65
TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS: +4 in loungewear capsule
– WHAT I LET GO –
FROM MY EVERYDAY CAPSULE WARDROBE:
—Everlane Navy Soft Cotton Square Crew
–Lou & Grey Rainbow-marled Cardigan
–Madewell Les Femmes Modernes Sweatshirt (moved to Loungewear / Gym capsule)
TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS: -2
FROM MY LOUNGEWEAR / GYM CAPSULE:
–UO Black Leggings
TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS: -1
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK:
–Everlane Silk Square Shirt Dress
–Frank & Oak Grey Sweater
–Anthropologie Rainbow Knit Black Sweater
–Free People Long Sleeve Ruffle Tunic Dress
–H&M Wide Leg Jeans
– WHAT I LEARNED –
I started tracking my wear count in November, so while I didn’t track it for all of Fall/Winter, I can get a sense as to what I actually wore for the last few months. My Fall/Winter wardrobe now consists of my Everyday Capsule Wardrobe that lives in my wardrobe year round (40 items), and my seasonal pieces (14 items) which brings me to having had 54 pieces to work with. I think for the most part, my Fall/Winter wardrobe worked really well for me. I was never too cold, even when I went to Portland at the end of February. I felt like I had enough pieces to vary my looks so that I was never bored with repeating the same pieces.
I do worry that because I only have 11 seasonal pieces for the warmer months (4 of which I made a note to myself to rethink once Spring rolled around) that I will want to shop a lot in the next few weeks. This is something I definitely need to keep in check as I start seeing people wearing more color and summery dresses–both of which are not very “me” but both of which I end up impulse-buying out of FOMO. I do think though that this time around I’m going to live in my current Spring/Summer wardrobe for a while and go from there, rather than buying first and making it work later.
For the most part of March, I kept it pretty casual. To be honest, I spent a lot of time in leggings and oversized sweaters (a uniform I surely miss now that the sun has come back to LA). It was another hard month for me, and so I wanted to be comfortable as I worked through some things. I took a bit of a break from posting on and being on Instagram, which seemed to be just what I needed to stop the comparison game. This last weekend of March though, I got a haircut and I feel renewed and refreshed, and ready to start getting dressed again. Hellooooo dresses & graphic tees, I’m ready for ya!
Here’s to Spring!