Back in March, I started a journey to create a simple wardrobe.
Since then, I realized my style is a creative outlet for me. I work from home and am with my children all day. Because of this, I don’t have a good reason to get dressed for the day. But the more I sat at home in my yoga pants, the less productive I became and the more I desired a creative channel.
I realized I could focus on my wardrobe. When I spent time getting dressed for the day, I was more attentive and useful in both my work and interactions with my kids. So I opened my closet and was ready to take action.
I began with research. I soon came across an amazing blog called Unfancy. The writer’s closet perfectly represents my simple, minimalist nature, and she put my wants/goals in an easy format to follow.
“To me, a capsule wardrobe represents more time and energy for what really matters (less time spent deciding what to wear / less time spent shopping / less time doing laundry or caring for clothes) more money for our dreams + helping others (less money spent on clothes that never get worn) and more contentment and happiness.” —Caroline, Unfancy
I’m all about bargains and sales, so I started scouting out my favorite store’s online clearance: Everlane, Madewell, Anthropology, and Khols. I filled my Capsule Wardrobe Planner with words, colors, and themes that represent me. I then looked for versatile pieces that I loved. This meant that the majority of my closet would be neutrals with a few accent pieces, just for fun.
Not everyone likes this style, and that’s okay! What is fun about going through your closet is that you get to create a space that represents YOU! Your closet is no longer a place that tells the story of who you once were, it now can tell the story of who you are now! It’s a freeing and purposeful experience.
I challenge you to download a Capsule Wardrobe Planner, dive in, and uncover what story you want your wardrobe to tell, and most of all, HAVE FUN!
Below are a few pieces in my new wardrobe. Share some of yours!
New additions for 2017: