September 10, 2019
Okay okay, I know that title is a bit drastic BUT having a Capsule Wardrobe and simplified closet for myself and my kids has been such a game changer for our family. What is a capsule wardrobe you ask?
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that won’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.
Less clothes equal less laundry, less options mean less time figuring out what to wear. When you love the pieces you have and every single one of them was chosen for your capsule wardrobe with a purpose and is the proper fit – it makes getting dressed a breeze!
I was originally inspired by Marie Kondo’s often wardrobe-focused tidying technique ( have you watched her Netflix special yet?!) and Matilda Kahl’s choice to wear one outfit to work for three years, I know I am not the only one who is intrigued by a streamlined closet. Besides, who doesn’t have and resent a large selection of unworn, often low-quality items? I know I was guilty of this for way too many years. That is why I decided to integrate a capsule wardrobe into my life!
I have been trying to create a version of a capsule wardrobe for myself for the past few years with varying degrees of success, however, this past year is the time I truly committed to the idea and
40 pieces is not a hard and fast capsule wardrobe rule,
Start by getting rid of anything you don’t absolutely LOVE – aka Marie Kondo that closet! Then move forward with making sure you’ve got basics and staple pieces for your current season. Then the fun can start as you
I think I’m going to write a whole post on my how to capsule wardrobe making process – but that will have to come a little later. I know you’re probably here to see pieces I have in my capsule and to be
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I hope this has been helpful for you and gives you a good place to start when building your own capsule wardrobe!
I’ve got a mini capsule wardrobe that is just 10 pieces with 10 ways to wear video here for some capsule wardrobe styling inspiration on how you can mix and match all your pieces! Remember it’s a process, and building a sustainable capsule that works for you might take a few seasons or more. Don’t feel like you have to purge everything and buy it all new! Shop your own closet, look for