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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. 

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 🙂

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. 

But with all trends I see and different outfits on people when I’m out 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 🙂

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 🙂 Because I thought I had no style at all. 

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 🙂

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. 

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 🙂

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. 

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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 🙂

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 🙂

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. 

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 🙂 

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 🙂