Hi friends!! Happy Friday!
Let me just start off this post by first saying – thank you! Last week I posted about something that to me, feels super vulnerable and out of my comfort zone, but y’all swooped in and made sure that I didn’t feel alone! I’m so grateful — for your support, for your responses afterwards, seriously!
If you missed last week’s post, I shared about my desire to create a capsule wardrobe and why! You can read about it here! However, quite a few of you reached out to me and asked what a capsule wardrobe even is, so today I figured I would share my working definition, my process inspired by Un-fancy, and all the nitty gritty! So:
A capsule wardrobe is a limited collection of clothing articles worn for a season at a time.
The purpose behind this more minimal approach is to appreciate the clothing you already have, but never wear, and to eliminate the desire to replace your whole closet ;)
So as I sat down to do a little wardrobe planning, I admittedly was struggling with the multi-faceted parts of my closet. I need clothes for every day life, for weddings, for working out, etc. I also live in Maryland, which means fall can swing from 35 degrees to 90 in about 2.5 seconds flat! *insert face palm here*
I have to admit it was a little overwhelming. Especially when it came to pairing down clothes that I really love to wear! But, I pushed through – and I utilized this planning guide to help!
The only exception that I made (mostly because the weather here is bi-polar), is that I didn’t include outerwear or footwear in my capsule plans. I also excluded any kind of workout clothes, because we’re just taking this process one step at a time ;)
After I posted last week is when I got to work on pairing things down and so I’ve been wearing things from my capsule for almost a week now, and so far so good! Check back in with me next week though ;) haha!
My Closet Break-Down
8 dresses (again, for shooting this number is larger than most)
17 tops (long sleeved, short sleeved, and a few tanks – because 90 degrees)
4 sweaters (3 cardigans and a pull-over)
7 bottoms ( mostly jeans and a skirt)
So there you have it folks! I’m excited to walk down this journey and will do my best to show the different pairings I end up with over the next few months! And just to show you what will basically be my daily uniform:
Messy hair, denim tee, and jeans. The floral bouquet is just totally candid and normal right?! ?
Happy Weekend friends, thanks for joining the journey!