This is it. Welcome to 2018, the year you'll finally...
In the frenzy of reinvention that leaves most of us burned out by Valentine's Day, I'd like to lend my voice to the growing chorus advocating that a new year is less about drastic "improvements," but moreso an opportunity to take stock of what's good and find ways to do more of that in the coming year.
To slow down. To simplify. To do more of what makes you happy.
As a personal stylist and someone who has moved a lot--seriously, 4 moves in 5 years, not counting the time we lived on an RV for several months during a cross country trip with a baby and two dogs-- the idea of a closet purge is no sweat. Creating my first capsule wardrobe actually started as a fun, creative challenge. Something I tried for the sake of being more mindful about my own style.
Holy transformation. I couldn't STOP talking about it. The uptick in mental energy from reducing decision fatigue. The boost of confidence from wearing something I loved every day. The ease and calm it brought to my mornings. But that was just scratching the surface.
More mental energy, more confidence, and more calm, gave me the capacity to slow down, to take stock of the good, and to find ways to do more of it. In a nutshell, this approach to life, when applied to a wardrobe, comes pretty close what capsule wardrobes are all about: less "stuff," more of the good stuff.
So this year, I won't be making any resolutions. New Year. Same me.