For far too long now I’ve been putting off updating my closet. I have always been the girl that buys what’s “trendy”. However, once that trend goes out of fashion, I’m left with clothes I’ll never wear again. Then feel like I am wasting money by throwing it out! Because well, I pretty much am. The more I tossed out, the more I realized I shopped without purpose. I just bought what I wanted right then because it was cute with no thought as to when or where I would wear it. So I decided to make a change. Enter my fall capsule wardrobe.
If you don’t know what a capsule wardrobe is, don’t worry. You’re not alone. I had heard the term in the blogging world but never really gave it much thought until recently. Basically it’s a term used to describe any wardrobe that has fewer items simply by using staples and mix and matching items to create new outfits. I was told about Erin over at Cotton Stem and how she breaks down the terminology and how to create your own. After I read through her posts , I am more motivated than ever to make the change.
How many of you go to your closet and stand there proclaiming you have nothing to wear? *** raises hand slowly and looks around to see if I’m the only one**** I do this almost daily. Know why? Because my closet was busting at the seams with clothes I haven’t worn since Britney Spears was asking someone to hit her one more time.
There were also 6 pairs of jeans that fit me “somewhat”, but made my muffin top look like a whole cake. I wasn’t comfortable in them so I’d put them on and take them off again only to move on to another pair that also didn’t fit. Know what I did with them? Hung them right back up in my closet! WHY? Then ,I’d get upset and frustrated that I had nothing to wear. Which wasn’t true. But I don’t need my jeans reminding me that I like food. That’s what the scale is for.
I always thought I was good at getting rid of things, until I took a long look at my closet. In an effort to simplify my life, save my sanity and actually spend less money in the long run, I decided to give the Capsule wardrobe a shot.
I think the hardest part so far has been letting go of stuff. The basic rule of thumb is, if you don’t LOVE it, let it go. I spent days pinning pins on Pinterest to some capsule boards. After building those up, I realized what I really like. Neutral tones and layers. You can see just from my images that I tend to pin the same “style” over and over again.
This process will cost me a bit on the front end because I really do need to buy more “classic” style clothes for this to work. I spent the day shopping on Old Navy because they have a sale going on today!! So, I’m sharing below what I purchased and I will share them on my Instagram as well once they come in!
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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Staples from Old Navy
I still need to add a few items like a few more jackets and cardigans and I desperately need a new pair of ankle boots. Waiting for sales for the perfect pair before buying this time!
Have you ever had a capsule wardrobe or considered having one? I will be blogging about my process on the blog often so check back! And thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!