Have you heard of Caroline Rector’s capsule wardrobes, don’t worry we just learned about her too and we are in love! Haven’t heard of a capsule collection? You’ll want to take notes!
Caroline started her blog, Unfancy, about wearing 37 (yes, thirty-seven) clothing pieces for three months. After three months, she’ll refresh her wardrobe with new items. Talk about clearing up mental space in the morning and it saves a tons of money no shopping for three months!
Think of a capsule wardrobe as the foundation of your closet that supports your personal style. Start by investing in timeless, classic pieces that set your personal style, add trends, color, prints and patterns for each season. A seamless color palette is critical to building your perfect capsule wardrobe. When you’re ready to switch up to new hues, look to your skin tone witch changes seasonally to influence which colors you’ll reach for next. Choosing shades in a unified scheme, like all warm tones or all cool tones that will allow for easy mixing and matching.
When it comes to accessorizing your capsule wardrobe, jewelry should be your first stop. Just like you built up your capsule wardrobe, build up your jewelry chest with pieces in your favorite metal (think gold, silver & platinum).“It all starts with cleaning out our closets. Usually when it’s time to purge, we rifle through our clothes while they are still in our closet on the hangers. But there’s a much better way—one that will actually help us find our style and give us clarity try on your clothes!"
Step 2: Sort each item into one of these four piles:
LOVE IT AND WOULD WEAR IT RIGHT NOW! It fits. It’s right for your lifestyle. You feel comfortable and confident wearing it. Great, now put it back in your closet.
MAYBE. This is for items that don’t fit quite right, the color is a little off, have sentimental value, you can’t put your finger on it but you just don’t wear it, or you’re keeping it because you paid a lot for it but you don’t wear it. Put all this stuff in a box and store it in the garage. You can always go get stuff out of it, but you probably won’t. If it’s still in the box at the end of your season, it’s time to say goodbye to it.
NOPE. Self-explanatory. Donate, swap with a friend, or sell it to fund new purchases.SEASONAL. Wool coat in summer? Probably don’t need it handy. But you’d never get rid of a staple like that. If it’s not in season, but you LOVE IT, put it in a nice under-the-bed box and store it. You’ll definitely use it when the appropriate season rolls around.