If you're into fashion blogs at all, you probably know what a capsule wardrobe is by now. But if not, I'll explain, it's basically an edited, mini wardrobe of versatile staples that you really love and can be mixed and matched in many different ways. I have been thinking about this concept for a while, on one hand it really appeals to me, editing out many of the pieces in my closet that are age inappropriate, or tattered or too fast fashion. However, on the other hand, I am a fashion blogger, who likes clothes, and has been known to fall in love with shoes with giant bows or a kitschy print. So I am struggling with figuring out what a capsule wardrobe looks like in my life.
Often when I put shopping limitations on myself, for instance, "I'm not buying anything new for a month," I spend the month coveting items and adding them to my virtual carts and on the 32nd day I go on a spree. I am afraid boxing myself into 35 pieces will do the same thing. I think my goal by the end of the year is to identify the key pieces necessary to execute a capsule wardrobe in my style, assess which pieces I already own and which areas there are voids. As I do so, I will slowly and deliberately edit my wardrobe and purchase the missing staples. As a color and dress and trend and clothes lover, I don't see myself eliminating the frivolous stuff completely, but perhaps I can set perimeters on how much I can add to the mix.
I plan on virtually building my capsule wardrobe category by category, in a series here on the blog, as well as my Pinterest board. I will also do my best to stick to the capsule wardrobe for my outfit posts. Beginning with a look I love coming up this week. For now, here is some style inspiration as I set out on this quest to accumulate a forever wardrobe.