At the moment I talk about capsule wardrobes A LOT.
I’m obsessed with them (along with getting a volvo, John Lewis cushions and uppababy vistas).
I have a very obsessive personality..I’ve learned that about myself since having Fred. I’ve also learned that due to this, I over think EVERYTHING about being a mum.
Something I haven’t learned, but always have known, is that I’m an emotional shopper…I shop to feel better when I’m blue, I shop on a whim..I end up with a lot of clothes I don’t actually like myself in and that don’t really go with the stuff I already have. I also often look at myself and think..oh…this isn’t the image I want. I don’t think I dress well for my shape or my lifestyle. I think this is because I have quite a chameleon like style..when I was a teen I used to dress like my favourite tv or film character..I see clothes as dress up!
But now I’m in my 30’s, I’m a mum shortly returning to work part time and I’m short on shopping money!
The answer to all my prayers? A CAPSULE WARDROBE!!
I found a great blog in which a girl creates a different capsule wardrobe for herself every season and then every day shows you how she’s dressed from it..
Your wardrobe only has 37 pieces in it (including shoes and coats, not including underwear, fancy clothes for weddings etc and work out gear). Everything in the wardrobe has to fit, be in season and be something you LOVE.
The benefits are supposed to be that you never are stuck for what to wear and it ends emotional shopping…at the start of the season (weather season not fashion season) you clear out everything or put in boxes for other seasons, using the above rules and then you plan how to fill the gaps. You set a budget and it saves money. I shop a lot so I really see this as helping me. Also the girl in the blog is from Texas…in London our seasons are a bit more wishy washy I don’t think I’ll need 4 wardrobes a year!
ALSO I need a practical wardrobe of comfy but cool mum clothes that I can wear with trainers and sit on the floor..but also work wear that I can pick out in 5 minutes to be out of the house by 6.45 am!
I’m so excited about it..I’ve already cleared out my wardrobe and this weekend is my birthday so I’m starting to fill the gaps…TREAT YO’SELF.
I haven’t figured out a way yet to show you my capsule wardrobe…I’m not very good with tech..other people seem to manage to get photos of their clothes up, as if they’re on a body but you can’t see the body! Also lots of photos of clothes in a big grid…
I might have to just leave it but I’ll feature the whole outfits as I go…
We’ll see! Gosh you must just be on the edge of your seat right now!
Ok well that’s it…CAPSULE WARDROBE.
Here are some “wants” but I have to see how I do cos they’re mega pricy…
And there you have it!
CONFESSION! I ALREADY BOUGHT THE JEANS.