How I Created a Capsule Wardrobe Using My Bullet Journal

by - September 22, 2018
Using a capsule wardrobe is more than just having the right number of pieces in your wardrobe and having colors that look good on you.

Capsule Wardrobing in my Bullet Journal + Planner

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Updated for 2024 - I have a much newer post about how to create a capsule wardrobe using a bullet journal, which you can read here.

What about implementing your wardrobe?

To me, part of capsule wardrobing is not wearing the same outfit over and over again.

How many times have you worn the same outfit you wore last week?

Every Monday you wear, and every Tuesday you wear and so on and so forth.

After a while, people will start thinking you only have seven outfits. But you can fix that! The problem isn't that you don't have enough clothes.

The problem is that you don't have a strategic plan for your wardrobe!

Sounds kind of weird, doesn't it?

A strategic plan for a wardrobe?

Am I even talking about wardrobes anymore? Yes, I am, and I have implemented my own strategic plan and I love it!

I have around only 25 pieces in my capsule wardrobe, yet I can make over 500 outfits. You heard me right. 500 outfits. :)

Are you ready to have a different outfit for every day of the year?

How I Created a Capsule Wardrobe Using My Bullet Journal

How do I do it?

I plan out what I am going to wear in my planner. :)

Today I am going to show you how I do it in my planner and a way you can do it in your bullet journal.

To start you have to figure out how many outfits you have in your wardrobe.

After you figure out how many outfits you have, you will need to write these all down in a spreadsheet. Below is how I set up my spreadsheet.

Outfit#   Top                       Bottom                       Jacket          Dresses   Shoes              Accessories
1            Blue Ruffle Top    Black Skinny Jeans   Jean Jacket                  Ankle Boots   Navy Bracelet

I give a name to each item in my wardrobe, like Blue Ruffle Top or Black and White Stripe Tee.

Also, along with this, I have a page in my bullet journal with a picture of each item in my wardrobe, or if I don't have a picture of it, then I write the name of the item.

This is your strategic plan. Now it is time to learn how to implement it.

Flip to your calendar. You can have an additional one to use just for your wardrobe or you can use your work or personal monthly/weekly/daily layout.

Looking at all of your outfits in the spreadsheet (I printed mine out for my personal-sized planner) decide what you want to wear for tomorrow or any day.

Then write the number of that outfit in your weekly/daily/monthly layout. In the morning, when you have to get dressed, flip to your weekly/monthly/daily layout and look at the number of the outfit you are going to wear, then flip to the list of all of your outfits and go to that number.

That is all there is to it!

Since I have over 500 different outfits, once I wear an outfit, I cross it off the list.

Capsule Wardrobing in my Bullet Journal + Planner

The above picture is a layout in my old bullet journal. Now I use a planner. :) You can read about why I switched to a planner here.

Below is a picture of the first page of my new planner capsule wardrobe system.

Capsule Wardrobing in my Bullet Journal + Planner

How I Created a Capsule Wardrobe Using My Bullet Journal

What does your capsule wardrobe planner page look like?

Planning your wardrobe is going to take some time, but that is okay. If you need some more help with your capsule wardrobe, then you can check out some of the posts below.

Let me know if you have any questions about how my planner or bullet journal works!
Sharing is much appreciated!

Capsule Wardrobing in my Bullet Journal + Planner

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