Spring Cleaning

How to go from this many leather jackets to 1 or 2?

Right now I’m spring cleaning.

 Like a lot of you I have way too much stuff.  Too many dresses. Coats.  Shoes.  Bags.  Stuff!!!!!

These are (almost) all the leather jackets.  As you can see, too many are in black.  I LOVE black leather jackets just as much as the next girl,  but it’s time to weed out. To purge.  To clear out.

I have a friend coming around shortly to help decide what goes for sale and what stays.

I dream of the day of having a ‘capsule wardrobe’ of ‘the essentials.’  Don’t you love when mags say that?  Who has that anyway? Do you? Please spill on how you did it.

Ok.  I’m off to pick up the friend….


  1. Emma says:

    Where are you gonna sell them Karen? I’d love to know. And I don’t have anything approaching a capsule wardrobe myself – I love lovely clothes too much and am just never drawn to ‘basics’
    Let me know how you get on.

    Emma x

    • Karen says:

      They will be sold in my online shop. The shop is under the SHOP tab at the top of the blog. Under the header pic.

    • strap jacket says:

      Such a lovely post to share.

  2. visionvenom says:

    Please make a site to sell the stuff you don’t want I would love to buy some things from you!

  3. visionvenom says:

    Please sell your clothes on a site I would love to buy some things from you!

    • Karen says:

      They will be listed in my online shop!! tab under the header

  4. Mari says:

    I just can’t do it…. Goodluck, Karen. Curious to see how this will go.

  5. Mari says:

    I just can’t do it…. Goodluck, Karen. Curious to see how this will go.

  6. Chanell Monae says:

    reading this post actually made me chuckle at the end. i’ve always wanted that “capsule wardrobe” and read about it over and over. I don’t know if any fashion lover actually has that, seems like a forlorn myth. anyways lovely coats you have good luck clearing it out. I bet you’ll feel much better once you minimize your closet. 🙂

    -Chanell monae

  7. A Stylized Hysteria says:

    Capsule wardrobes are for wimps. Go big or go home!

    • Karen says:

      omg lol

  8. Jess says:

    Capsule wardrobes are overrated, I like having too many bags/shoes to choose from.


  9. Anonymous says:

    Hey! I actually have that! A small ‘capsule’ wardrobe that I started as soon as I began working (few months ago) I am still adding essentials and occasionally get trendy items – the key is to Buy something that you absolutely KNOW is you, is in great condition (and of good quality) and would last years in your closet, because it is easily manipulated. I have now transitioned this philosophy to Bags/jewelery as well. It all started when I moved into a small apartment and hated the clutter. so I made it a mission to create that, and I think i did pretty good so far! Best thought : AS much as we love clothes (I am a designer myself) they are disposable, and you will find what you are looking for WHEN you are looking for it. I now never shop without an item in mind, makes it a lot more meaningful and personal to me all while respecting my aesthetic.

  10. Serendipity Max says:

    I do probably have what’s classed as a capsule wardrobe but not intentionally just because I clear out my clothes a lot and lack the money to buy all the new ones I want!


  11. anna says:

    when it comes to leather jackets (and shoes, as well!) I’m always like… ‘never enough’… so, I’m quite interested if you put on sale some of them!


  12. Lolitta says:

    I instantly imagined the scene in the SATC movie when Carrie was moving out of her apartment and the girls came over to help her decide what to take/keep:) So, grab a couple of bottles of wine for you and your friend and have at it! Oh, and of course mood music! Something funky and upbeat! AHA!

  13. a4amazn says:

    what a lovely problem.

  14. chris koo says:

    Oh my gosh I would love to buy something from your wardrobe!
    I’m almost never able to buy it firsthand, and just knowing you wore it will inspire me to put together something unexpected/stylish.

  15. Erica says:

    haha, this is my first time commenting Karen, I just like you so much! Capsule wardrobes are hard, I think you have to be pretty ok with sticking to one aesthetic, and from what I can glean from what you post, you span many types of styles, shapes, and colors. I don’t think capsule wardrobes are for everyone, but a good spring cleaning will give you a fresh perspective on what you decide to keep. Happy Spring! – Erica

  16. Opalintheclouds says:

    DON’T SELL THEM I mean, as much as I’d love to own them for myself, you’ll end up buying more stuff to replace the old stuff, and will probably end up regretting it
    they all look BEAUTIFUL, Emily xoxo


    • Karen says:

      Unfortunately I never get round to wearing them all enough so it feels better to pare down and actually wear what’s left : )

      Thx though!!

  17. Ashlei M. says:

    I’ll take those jackets off your hands 😉 I’m going through the same thing right now, I’ve found I have way too much stuff as well. And a capsule wardrobe? Yeah, I don’t think so, haha!