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Living a Minimalist Life: The Capsule Wardrobe

The Capsule Wardrobe

 

A capsule wardrobe is an idea I’ve been toying with ever since I found Caroline’s blog a few months back. A completely foreign concept to most fashion bloggers out there, she works on a 37 piece capsule wardrobe; changing it up every 3 months!

Since I found her blog I’ve been working to empty out my wardrobe of clothes that I’m happy to get ride of. Clearing out your possessions is no easy task, let me tell you, and it took me almost 2 months to get it down to a size that I’m  happy to call my capsule wardrobe! Thankfully, clearing out my wardrobe wasn’t as painful as clearing out my makeup collection. I had a pretty clear idea what I liked, disliked and would never wear again. Regardless, it’s hard to literally see you’re money go out in black bags (to charity of course).

The great thing about going through and clearing out your wardrobe is that you notice the gaps that you can fill (i.e. replacing tshirts that had holes/stains, replacing ill-fitting jumpers, etc.)! I felt a bit weird telling people that I’m creating a capsule wardrobe whilst going out and spending lots of money, but at least I now have a wardrobe that I can confidently say will get me through the winter months!

 

Since I’ve now stopped clothes shopping (although my work colleagues may tell you otherwise. I swear, all of those deliveries were capsule wardrobe additions! Stupid Christmas delivery delays!), I thought I would start sharing some of my outfits with you. First things first, I’m in no way a fashionista and this is not going to turn into a fashion blog. A huge step in living a minimalist life for me is living and working with a capsule wardrobe. Many people shy away from the idea as they feel like they won’t have enough clothes to get them through the season, but it’s actually choice that is the problem.

I can’t even count the amount of times that I’ve stared at my full wardrobe and had “nothing to wear”. Full of clothes that were ill-fitting, dated or that didn’t reflect my current style was causing me to stress over my outfits everyday. Now, I know that I have a wardrobe that I feel 100% comfortable in and pieces that I can mix and match (aka choices).

The theme for this season’s capsule wardrobe was comfort. I’ve realised lately that I’m a jeans and t-shirt kinda gal (says the girl who had way too many skirts and dresses in her old wardrobe!) so picking out comfy tops and jumpers that I could mix, match and layer was my main objective.

My favourite piece that I’ve picked up for my capsule wardrobe is this gorgeous jumper (cardigan?) from Urban Outfitters. It screams comfort whilst injecting a bit of colour into my primarily black and grey wardrobe. This is a perfect outfit for me: comfortable while not looking sloppy and totally work appropriate.

Sorry about the lack of shoes in these photos… I’ll get better at outfit posts!

 

Jumper: Urban Outfitters

T-Shirt: Topshop

Jeans: River Island

Boots (unseen): Topshop

 

I’m not sure how often I’ll be posting these outfit posts… maybe once a week if I’m feeling particularly confident! Anyways, keep those eyeballs peeled!

Make sure to check out Caroline’s blog and let her know I sent you! She’s incredibly inspiring! If you’re a bit overwhelmed by the idea, check out Caroline’s guide to a capsule wardrobe and her guide to building one for yourself!

 

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  • Stop. Just stop with all these adorable ideas. I can’t take all the inspiration!

    (Excuse me while I day-dream about the perfect capsule wardrobe now…xoxo)

  • hahaha I’ve just put an order in for some final pieces for my Spring wardrobe 🙂 I really love it, you should give it a try!