2017 is already off to a fun start! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that “minimalism” is a bit of a trend at the moment. This has given me plenty of opportunities to share my own journey with minimalism while also getting inspiration myself! So let’s continue sharing, shall we? Today we’re discussing capsule wardrobes!
It seems to me that most people begin their journey with minimalism in their closet. It’s the area of the home we hear most about decluttering; if you haven’t worn this in 6 months, toss it. This item doesn’t make you feel like a boss babe? Donate! Waiting to lose weight and fit into those jeans? Ehhh, let them go!
Easy enough, right?
I’ll admit, I was once a “buy anything that you have a slight liking to” type of person. Reason being? Shopping was not something I did often. Maybe every few years. My husband would let me loose in a mall to buy a new wardrobe.
Feeling the pressure (and having a time crunch,) I would grab and go. I wouldn’t put much thought into it. If it fit well and looked okay, in my cart it went.
Fast forward a few years and now shopping for apparel is one of the most intentional activities I partake in.
Here’s a sneak peek into my mind during a shopping trip:
I’m most attracted to neutrals — grays, blacks, whites …. ignore the neon blue top over there. Habit says you’ll never wear it.
I look okay in this, but I want to look FANTASTIC!!
This is a cute outfit, but it kind of has an odd fit.
Where would I even wear this?
How many outfits can I put together using this one item?
Seriously though. It might sound exhausting to some people, but I’m extreme with all things and these questions ensure that I am only bringing items into my home that I will wear regularly and I will feel like a sexy boss babe while doing so.
Now, I’ll admit. My closet is not at 100%. In fact, I wouldn’t even say I’m 20% satisfied. Currently I am working with items that I’ve had for awhile as I build a wardrobe I’m proud of. I’ve decided to ditch the Forever 21’s of the world and invest in quality pieces. In doing so, I’m taking my time — being friendly on my wallet. Slow and steady wins the race, yea?
Since so many people are in the closet clean-out spirit, now is as good of a time as ever to share my capsule wardrobe! The majority of the items in my wardrobe are color-schemed, versatile, and are bringing me one step closer to my signature style.
Pssss …. since filming this video I have removed even more items from my wardrobe. The photos are a more accurate representation of what I own now.
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