So whats the deal with these capsule wardrobes? With the New Year coming up you are definitely not going to be able to escape the 5000 pins of capsule wardrobes on Pinterest, they can be helpful if you know how to translate them all. HERE'S HOW!
OH first though...What is a capsule wardrobe? If you scroll Pinterest at all you'll often see a cute graphic full of classic pieces of clothing and accessories with a hint of flair with a title that says make 5000 outfits out of 25 pieces! OK so maybe it's more like 50 outfits but you get the point. Capsule Wardrobe's are a way of honing in on pieces that will give you the most bang for your buck and in return focus on adding pieces that will bring life and more options to your closet!
Let's switch gears for one second. I promise only a second. REALLY.
I've always loved planning and organizing future plans but this past year has been a great lesson in living in the day that is NOW. Nothing more nothing less. Enjoying each day while still being mindful of the future but not living in it or letting it consume you. Anyone else struggle to not live in the future? Sometimes I forget to stop and smell the roses per say. This is why capsule wardrobes are near and dear to my heart. They can save you time, money & keep that important mindset! Especially while filling the gaps in your repertoire. I mean what more could you want? TRIPLE PLAY. So, just like how it is easy to live in the future and want to be confined to what your plans may bring one day... capsule wardrobes should take on the same mindset. FLEXIBILITY.
Originally I was going to write about helping you decide whether a capsule wardrobe is even right for you but you can tailor a capsule wardrobe to fit any lifestyle! So YES a capsule wardrobe IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
I LOVE options and am very detail oriented. I love planners, containers made specifically for ornaments & my closet looks like a divine rainbow sorted by item type. So, I typically would not be a candidate for a capsule wardrobe. I have too many black pants/leggings/denim for the "traditional" capsule wardrobe they talk about on Pinterest but to me they are all very different from one another because of their unique detailing, leather leggings, regular leggings, black denim, joggers, distressed denim, non distressed, fleece leggings, moto leggings, etc. you get the point. I like leggings. ALOT. No shame here. They are God's gift to the fashion world.
All are staples to me though! BUT that does not mean I cannot utilize a capsule wardrobe and that certainly does not mean you need to instantly develop my love of black clothing and leggings. For me choosing a few to focus on each week is helpful obviously mixed with other bottoms! Your capsule can be 50 pieces or 150 pieces. Whatever works for you. We all lead different lifestyles that require a different amount of clothing. Use all the references as more of a guide than hard fast rules. This is the beauty of fashion, interpretation, like a fine painting.
AND remember don't be confined by a number find a number that works for you! Then from there create your capsule wardrobe. Everyone has a different number of clothing that doesn't overwhelm them. That really is the key to a capsule wardrobe. Not being overwhelmed by what is hanging there or nicely folded cause I mean I know NO ONE has a pile of clothes on that bench or chair that they can't make work... haha So this way in the morning, getting ready is easy breezy covergirl. So while my capsule wardrobe may not be standard it still saves me time and money every week and it can do the same for you!
HAVE A FABULOUS HOLI-YAY & HAPPY NEW YEAR CC'ers!