My Fall And Winter Capsule Wardrobe

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!

Check out my spring capsule wardrobe and summer capsule wardrobe.

New additions for 2017:

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Amanda is a wife, mother, writer/editor, and certified life coach. Pen and paper make her spirit come alive. She spends her creative time reading, decorating, and handwriting fonts. Her world is better with an assortment of chocolate and a packed bag ready for travel. She works each day to be a creative maker, storyteller, and dream-chaser.

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