So I finally have completed my first capsule wardrobe. In case you do not know what a capsule wardrobe is it is the idea that you put together a wardrobe made up of a certain number of pieces for each season (three months time). I found this idea from Anna at Vivianna Does Makeup where she found this idea from the blog Unfancy. I totally fell in love with the idea after watching the two videos Anna made around it. In the first one she explains how to create our own capsule wardrobe and the other where she shows you the capsule wardrobe she made last fall.
The idea is that you try to keep your items to basic and quality in order to have numerous outfit options by being able to pair everything with each other.
I used the workbook the blogger of Unfancy created to help you really decide and create your own capsule wardrobe. So I figured I would share with you my capsule wardrobe for January 2016 to March 2016. Mine ended up being 40 items made up of four coats, two cardigans, five pairs of pants, one skirt, three dresses, fourteen tops, and ten pairs of shoes. I found the workbook to be really helpful, especially the parts that ask you to consider your lifestyle, colors in your wardrobe, and word association you want for your wardrobe. I wanted my wardrobe to be classic, comfortable, chic, and artsy as a way to express my personality. I also found that I have mostly grey in my wardrobe (which was not a surprise, grey is one of my favorite colors) and wine/crimson was a close second. For my spring capsule wardrobe I definitely want to focus on getting a better range of color choice. It’s difficult because now Nordstrom has started stocking spring clothing, which has left me feeling spendy, but I’ve been good and just left it on my wishlist to come back to closer to April.
I’ve found that my favorite pieces of my capsule wardrobe are my trench coat and booties. Actually I love my booties; favorite shoe ever! There’s a couple sweaters that are my favorite as well. I included a few photos of my favorite outfit combinations above. I’m not 100% comfortable in front of the camera yet so I decided to do a flat lay, I apologize it’s wood floor instead of a white background, I just did not want to put my shoes on my white duvet as I did not see that ending well. Well I tried it once (hence the featured image) and used tissue under the soles of the shoes but I just still did not see it working well (Duvet = $$$). I also didn’t included any photos with my trench coat because I will be having a blog post about that coming soon!
If you’ve done a capsule wardrobe before, let me know in the comments! I hope you enjoyed reading about my first attempt, I’m excited to see how this goes as I really like the concept. Thanks again Anna for introducing this to me!