I know we’re probably all getting tired of hearing about capsule wardrobes because it seems like they’ve been all over the place the last two years. They work for some people, they don’t work for others. (Hello, I happen to fit in the former category.) There are a million and a half posts throughout the ol’ interwebs about how to start your own, so I won’t touch on that. I’ve been doing seasonal capsules for about a year and a half now, so I’ve nailed down what I need and purchased some great pieces. You can get there, too. It. Will. Not. Happen. Overnight.
A lot of the hesitation I hear from others is the “lack of variety”, which I disagree with. If you have the right layering pieces, the right color palette, and pieces you love…you’re golden. I just went 3.5 months with a 37 piece summer wardrobe and never re-wore an outfit once. So it’s possible!
My best tip: Find pieces you feel good in and reach for often. Hop on Pinterest. Search for inspiration. Constantly wearing your chambray shirt? Search “chambray shirt outfits” and pin the ones that speak to you. You’ll not only find inspiration for outfits, but you’ll also find other pieces you may need in your wardrobe. I didn’t know how badly I needed dark wash jeans until I found how many outfits I had pinned while searching for other pieces that included dark wash jeans. They’re now one of my favorite fall pieces! By pinning outfits based around pieces you love, you’ll also realize your style preferences. Basically, you’ll stop buying shit you won’t wear. Win win win.
With all that said… Here’s my Fall Capsule Wardrobe:
(Sidetone: The app used here is Stylebook, and yes it’s absolutely worth the $4.99. I may do a review soon!)
I started a little Capsule Wardrobe Day-by-Day group last year and it’s grown into a very helpful community. You’ll find women of all walks of life and everyone has their own personal style. We post daily outfits, share our capsules, and there’s always someone there to answer questions. I’m happy to answer questions in the comments below, or you’re welcome to join our group!
I’ll share my daily outfits from the week every Friday, so check back in a few days to see what I wore before I inevitably got spit up on or had banana smeared on my shirt. *thumbs up*