Hello lovelies, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a wickedly wonderful weekend.
Wanna know what I did? I purged all of my clothes down to a teeny-tiny wardrobe, and I couldn’t be happier.
I know, right? What woman in her right mind would be happy about getting rid of clothes? The answer: the type of woman who’s going to buy more clothes to replace the ones she got rid of.
It’s called a capsule wardrobe, and it’s probably the coolest idea ever. The point is to condense your wardrobe into key items that can be mixed and matched into various outfit combinations. And if you’re someone like me – who hates all of their clothes, but LOVES clothes! – this is the perfect thing for you.
With a capsule wardrobe, you’ll save time trying to find an outfit, and you’ll save money on clothes. Be honest here, how many of you have spent money on something thinking you’ll wear it, but it’s still in your dresser with the tag on? Guilty!Learn how easy it is to start your own #capsulewardrobe! Click To Tweet
I absolutely hate thinking of what to wear whenever I go out. It doesn’t matter if I’m just going to the movies with the boy, or going out with friends, I constantly stress over what to wear. This is going to make it so much easier!
First things first..
GET RID OF THE CLOTHES YOU DON’T WEAR! And don’t lie to me and tell me that you wear everything you own. I promise that if you sort through everything you’ll find at least 10 things you own that have just been sitting in the back of your closet collecting dust.
I managed to get two huge, blue Ikea bags full of old clothes.
Next comes the shopping..
The last time I went shopping was on my birthday, and I spent a solid $300 on all new clothes! Check out my haul, and what I’m using to start building my capsule wardrobe.
I’m sure my love for muted colors is very apparent here, but the capsule wardrobe is all about keeping things simple, yet still stylish (I’m not ready to get rid of that pop of color just yet).
There are so many different outfit combinations here, it’s insane. For example, let’s look at how I’ll use my chambray shirts: I can wear them with any color tank or flow-y shirt underneath, I can pop them underneath the yellow sweater, or I can just wear them on their own with the pair of black or burgundy pants. That’s a total of nine different looks, using only items in the photos.
Before you go and spend all of your money on new clothes just because I told you to, there are a few rules you should follow when building your own capsule wardrobe.
- Plan it out. Where you work and what you do for a living might determine the style of clothes you wear, in which case, plan out a few things: Where are you going to be going? What kind of clothing will you need? If you’re going to the gym, that’s a very different outfit than going to work. Unless you’re me and you blog and write from home, in which case I sometimes don’t get out of pyjamas, but that’s a different story.
- Have a color scheme. I tend to stick with neutrals, or muted colours, with the occasional pop of color. You know what you like best, and what you look best in, so stick with that.
- Plan it out. Again. Literally write out what you like to wear, and start with that. Feel free to use Pinterest for inspiration, that’s what I did! Once you have a better idea of what styles you like, and what type of clothing you’ll need, then you can go out and shop!
- Make sure the clothes you choose are right for you. Don’t just get the shirt because you saw it on someone else’s Pinterest board, make sure it’s your style. Your capsule wardrobe should consist of clothing you will actually wear.
- There really are no rules. The point of this is to make getting ready easier. Less clothing = less clutter (and also more confidence!). Just make sure that you’re investing in key pieces that’ll make creating outfits simpler.
I’m not totally finished my shopping; there are still a few things I’d like to buy, but I’m super happy with my choices so far. Plus, I still have a decently full closet of clothes that add to my collection, but I kept the capsule wardrobe in mind when purging everything.
Good luck, lovelies!
Have you stared a capsule wardrobe? What are some of your key pieces? Share them in the comments below!