70% of my wardrobe doesn’t get worn, I’ll buy something – wear it once – then hang it up. I’ve got better at getting rid of these items but then I’m left with nothing I love and essentially it’s a massive waste of money! I’ve decided to make a slow switch to a capsule wardrobe. This is really inspired by The Anna Edit, after watching her haul videos and seeing how put together she always looks it’s made me realise that actually it’s all about quality over quantity, and having things to wear that you love over and over again.
I have two wardrobes with clothes in, I have so many skirts, tops, shorts, dresses – everything. Except every time I come to choose an outfit I either go for the same few things or have a mini melt down and have no idea what to go for. I want to buy some absolute key pieces that I can mix and match and wear with a whole host of different things so I never feel like I’m missing out or bored with my clothes. I don’t think I’ll be quite as strict as 37 things which the original capsule wardrobe suggests, but whatever I buy from now on is going to be thought out and considered, rather than just browsing a sale and buying something just because it’s half price.
To get the ball rolling I have created a list of things my wardrobe needs.
– a staple jumpsuit
– button up shirt
– silky shirt
– a good t-shirt
So really that isn’t too much to buy, by “a good t-shirt” I mean treating myself to one from Whistles (they look amazing but never thought to spend £49 on a t-shirt) I get so much wear out of my basic t-shirts from Topshop so I know I would get so much use out of it – and fingers crossed the quality matches the price tag. In an attempt to start the whole process I’ve bagged up a lot of clothes, some of it made it onto eBay and Depop but the rest went to the charity shop MIND. Doing this has already made it easier to choose outfits and get the most out of the things I actually do like.
I’ve realised that my style really does change day to day, but one thing that’s consistent is my love for anything neutral. I don’t care what season it is, apart from the odd piece I don’t usually stray from black, white, greys, pale blush pinks, blue denim, khaki, camel shades etc… You know, those kind of colours! I’ve been doing a hell of a lot of bookmarking the past few weeks and a pattern seems to be occurring and I’m drawn to the same kinds of things, a little list of those below.
So, a capsule wardrobe is the plan. I’m actually really enjoying having a proper clothing clear out and the thought of starting again is exciting! If you’re living from a capsule wardrobe I would love to know any tips.
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