My closet right now is kind of a disaster. The mess has surely been amplified by the fact that I have slept in hotels in three different cities and packed and unpacked my suitcase an equal amount of times in the last week and a half, but that is hardly the root of the problem. I moved to Austin in June with a carefully thought out capsule-esque wardrobe that fit neatly in half (okay, a little more than half) of the closet that Aaron and I are sharing while we await the completion of our house. As the weather has changed and as I’ve grown restless for some newness, I’ve added to that collection. Sometimes the additions come from the boxes in the garage that I pilfer through when I “can’t find anything to wear”. (which, by the way, I have noticed come out of the boxes smelling like multi-vitamins, y’all. Not sure why, but we are going to end up with a hefty dry cleaning bill to solve that problem!) Others have come from recent shopping adventures. Either way, my closet is begging to be organized back into a more thoughtful collection of daily essentials like this particular outfit. Let the fall closet clean out begin!
The plan for this fall closet clean out? All shorts and more summery tops and dresses are getting packed up into plastic containers and stored under our bed– not in the garage, lest they come out smelling like multi-vitamins, too. It’s not that I can’t wear them in the current climate, it’s that they don’t have a very fall vibe so they don’t blend well with my other fall pieces that I do actually want to wear now. Having to sort through it all often leads to this feeling of nothing working together and having nothing to wear. I have always found that when I have less things hanging in my closet that all mix and match together, I’m much more efficient at getting dressed in the morning and feeling happy with the outcome.
Photography by Katie Jameson