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A Beginner To Capsule Wardrobe

Hope you had a lovely weekend. Myself, I were supposed to be working this weekend but I ended up getting sick instead. Second time around this month that I’m getting a cold and with a fever. So, my weekend were all about resting and just taking it easy.Β 

I still isn’t quite well from it, so I will need a couple of days more for resting. But I hope you’ve had a lovely time and is healthy and ready for a new week πŸ™‚

Let’s dig into the subject Capsule Wardrobe. I’m the kind of person that never had a lot of clothes, not during my adult life anyway. I’ve always liked practical items that mostly fit together with my other clothes. And my style has always been pretty simple, I’m scared of too much of prints and I play it safe with colors. As I don’t have a huge closet, I like that my clothes combine well together and I wear a lot of black, grey, blue and from time to time a little pink and natural colors.Β 

But with all trends I see and different outfits on people when I’m outΒ has many times got me thinking that I’m so boring, my clothes have no personality at all and I feel so dull with my outfits and that I’m too safe and comfortable. It has happened that I’ve purchased items just because it is a trend, but ended up me not like it at all cause it’s just not me!

apsule wardrobe is a new term for me and I’m so happy that I’m starting to get to know it and I’ve been researching a lot, like watching Youtube, read blogs with content about it and found great inspiration on Pinterest. It has been a totally eye-opening for me cause this is just what I need and should be doing. It’s the natural step of my minimalism journey πŸ™‚

I don’t need to downsize the amount of clothes, cause my wardrobe is minimal enough already. The change I will do is to change my way of thinking. I need to stop thinking that my style is dull, that I have to like different prints and use a lot of colors to be trendy, I need to be uncomfortable to actually have a style πŸ™‚ Because I thought I had no style at all.Β 

But people who use the capsule wardrobe way have learned me that my way of thinking about fashion is crazy. Laid back and comfortable outfits is also fashion, that you can do so much with fewer items. Also that your lifestyle should reflect your outfits. You shouldn’t own all of this trendy stuff, pretty dresses, high heels, and nice accessories when you live a laid-back and comfortable life. Now I do see this more clearly and having a capsule wardrobe is what I want and need to allow myself to actually dress and be the person that I am πŸ™‚

I shouldn’t been worrying about that I don’t follow each new trend that comes a long each season or every other week, cause it’s not healthy and clothing should be the last thing in your life that you should be worrying about…right?!

What is Capsule Wardrobe?

A short description of what it means is a wardrobe consisting of a minimal amount of items that you can mix and match, making the maximum amount of outfits. So you have this minimal wardrobe where every item can mix and match together in many different outfits and you love and enjoy each item you own and wear. You shop more conscious, so you don’t waste money on clothes because you see something that you “think” you want and need.Β 

With a capsule wardrobe, you really enjoy every piece and you actually wear everything on a daily basis, and you don’t have to spend any time on planning what you should wear, cause everything goes great together and you have this awesome well-planned wardrobe. And the best thing is that you have no clothes in your wardrobe that take any unnecessary space πŸ™‚

The blog Un Fancy is a great resource when it comes to mindful style and you can find so much useful information about this subject and I highly recommend you to check it out!

Capsule Wardrobe goes in hand with a minimalist way of thinking, as you want to live a more simplified life. But you don’t need to be a minimalist for using this way about your clothing.Β 

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As I had a lot of time this weekend when I was resting, I was able to plan and create an Autumn Capsule Wardrobe for myself, with the things I already have and I also did some online shopping for basic pieces to add for my capsule. The sweater and cami are from ASOS and the four pieces below are from Mango. As you can see I went for those colors that I’m most comfortable in and they all go really well together. I don’t use camel or golden-brown color too much, but that color reflects autumn to me and I feel that a cozy sweater in an autumn color will be a great addition to my wardrobe πŸ™‚

Now you may wonder why I choose colors that I don’t use so much, it may sound the opposite of what I’ve been writing above πŸ™‚

I see this change will give me a wider room to explore what my actual style is. I still need to work on to define what kind of style I have and what I like, so I wish to try different colors, models, and fabrics and see what works for me or not. If I don’t like that sweater in that color, I can just send it back. You may have this vision of what your season capsule wish to look like, but you don’t have to stick to it. You can change by taking away or add pieces along the way. There are people who are strict about it and there are people who are not that strict.Β 

I will still have a minimal wardrobe, but I will allow myself to put away or add pieces when I feel the need for it. There is also information that you should change your wardrobe every 3 months for different seasons and that the amount of clothing is around 37 pieces. You can do whatever you want about that. If you need to get something within that period…do so and if you need less or more pieces than 37…go ahead. You can do what works the best for you!

I wish to save money, so I don’t want to get new clothes that often. I want to have pieces that I won’t get tired of and want to make sure that I have clothes, for now, that will work perfectly for autumn and winter. But if I notice that I sure could need another cozy sweater, I will allow myself to get it. The main thing for me is to simplify my outfit options, I don’t want to think about what to wear on special occasions, cause I will only have 1 or 2 options for it anyhow which I love and it will be pieces that I truly love wearing πŸ™‚Β 

Even that this will be a new experience for me I hope to cover this subject more while I learn, to share inspiration and ideas with you readers. So I hope you want to know more and will may find this interesting cause I sure do and think I will enjoy to write about this subject.

Do you have any experience with capsule wardrobe? Please share below as it’s fun to know how it works for others πŸ™‚

15 Comments

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    September 24, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    I am all about a capsule wardrobe so I am loving this post and totally agree to everything you said haha!

    • Reply
      mindfuljia
      September 24, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      Impressed that you read it all 😁 I have a lot on my mind in this subject and is excited to get started.

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    Flo
    September 24, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Love the post! Capsule wardrobes So crucial! Sadly, I don’t have a capsule wardrobe yet haha I’m workin on it!

    • Reply
      mindfuljia
      September 24, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      But you have plans for it?! Good luck when you decide to give it a try πŸ™‚

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    Nadine
    September 25, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Love this! What a great idea πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      mindfuljia
      September 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      It sure is and I know it will be perfect for me πŸ™‚

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    Becky Seager
    September 25, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Yes! All of this. I travel so much and bounce around that I have finally paired down my wardrobe to make it easier. I’ve invested in some staple pieces (like new Frye boots that I will live out of this fall) and it has made my life less complicated when I pack!

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      mindfuljia
      September 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      How awesome. To find things in your life to make it easier for you is such an relief and you feel much better when stuff around is not a struggle.

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    Cassie
    September 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Cute picks! I definitely need to go through my closet and create a capsule wardrobe. I love grays and blacks anyway

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      mindfuljia
      September 25, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚ Yeah, those colors does never go out of style.

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    Marielle
    September 26, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Love the idea of a capsule wardrobe. Been looking into it more myself, and I really want to implement it too. I have too many clothes:))

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    Radi
    September 27, 2018 at 7:01 am

    This kind of wardrobe would be so difficult for me as I love shopping any chance I get LOL! I don’t think I can do it hahaha

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Reply
      mindfuljia
      October 4, 2018 at 9:19 am

      It’s probably not for everyone, but for everyone who wants to and don’t have the need for shopping πŸ™‚

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    Tiffany
    September 27, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Great idea. I’m thinking of creating capsule wardrobe and now I have an idea. Thanks for sharing β™₯️ β™₯️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of Phlanx.com and connect with amazing brands!

    Xoxo,
    Tiffany

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      mindfuljia
      October 4, 2018 at 9:18 am

      You are welcome. Always great to be able to inspire others πŸ™‚

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