Last year, like I said in my last post, my word of the year was Intentional. One of the things that I did to make sure that I was more intentional about the things I had and the clothes that I wore. I made the decision to change my wardrobe from a bunch of different items of clothing to a capsule wardrobe. I’ve found that capsule wardrobes are the MOST beneficial in the winter when I’m just looking for clothes to throw on (yet still look nice!!!!) to keep warm.
This Christmas, I wanted to update my capsule wardrobe, so I took advantage of some holiday sales so I didn’t break the bank on my new clothes. One of my biggest tips when you’re creating a Capsule Wardrobe, is to get clothes that you KNOW you will wear. I have been the hugest fan of black and white striped basic tees. I KNOW I wear them and I know that I like them, so every year, I buy a new one (or two).
I also bought some jeans that I’ve had my eye on. They had a little more distressing than I thought they did, but I’m still loving them. I wear them as often as possible.
I also bought some new booties because I didn’t have any cute shoes that weren’t tennis shoes and as it turns out, I didn’t have any winter church shoes, I only had sandals. So a few pairs of new shoes were necessary.
A few tips that I recommend for creating and updating your capsule wardrobe are:
Shop sales. Don’t be in a hurry to completely update your wardrobe. It took me almost a year to completely update my wardrobe. There are few times a year that there are GREAT sales to shop, so I definitely recommend holding out for sales.
While you wait for sales, figure out what clothes you actually like in your current closet. Pay attention to the patterns, fabrics, sleeve lengths, neckline and anything that you don’t like about the items you wear. I personally, don’t like clothes that I have to wear an undershirt with. That’s just a personal preference for me, but it’s important to me because I know that if I have to wear an undershirt, then I won’t wear the item and it would end up being a waste of a purchase.
Go through your closet to find out what you actually need. Once the colder temperatures hit, I realized that I needed better shoes for church/to look cute when we go on dates during the week.
Do you have a capsule wardrobe? What tips do you have for someone who may want to create a capsule wardrobe for themselves?
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