It’s that time again! We are about to welcome a new season. I am not going to lie, I am very much okay saying goodbye to the winter months and embracing the outdoors, blooming flowers, and the breath of fresh air spring will bring.
One of the ups I enjoy blogging about here at Downs, Ups, & Teacups is centered around the topic of simplicity. I have previously written about a capsule wardrobe for Fall/Winter that supports this value. I had a fun ride and was eager to jump into planning for spring!
Last season was my first experience limiting myself to a select few pieces of clothing. I will admit, I bought some additional things after my initial selection, but I found myself not wearing them! They weren’t as versatile as the items in my capsule wardrobe. I think I added them for insurance in case I got tired of the same old items or ran out of ways to combine pieces to form outfits.
One day, my husband pointed out how I creatively chose and matched different pieces of clothing well enough that he didn’t notice I was wearing the same things over and over in different ways. His comment solidified that I.could.do.this. So I did. 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 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. Her closet perfectly represents my simple, minimalist nature, and she put my wants/goals in an easy format to follow.
Check out her Capsule Wardrobe here.
“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 challenge you to download the Capsule Wardrobe Planner, dive in and uncover what story you want your wardrobe to tell, and most of all, HAVE FUN!
This spring, my focus is on using much of what I already have.
The pieces I added are basic, light in color, and versatile.
I added many pairs of shoes, as I noticed I have a very minimal selection that is all outdated and worn.
I also had to purchase new jeans because I ripped two pairs the week before this wardrobe endeavor. Maybe it was a sign I needed to shop? That’s what I told myself anyway…
One piece I am most excited to wear this season is a pair of jean shorts. In the spring of 2014 I was pregnant, and last spring I was still carrying all my baby weight and needed to wear elastic shorts. This season, I welcome you into my life, jean shorts! I have missed you and the ability to close the front button without taking away my ability to breathe or trading style for comfort.
Blushes, mints, grays, and whites are what I am visually drawn to this season. I’m a bit nervous about the light colors because I am outside most of the day and have children who don’t seem to care about keeping me clean, but it will be a nice change from many of the dark colors I had in my last capsule.
Tip: Before purchasing online, search the web for promo codes. You will be surprised at what you find! You can often sign up for emails and receive discounts towards your first purchase. I shop the sales categories, apply promo codes, and I end up feeling like I left with a steal!
Now tell me, what is in YOUR capsule wardrobe this spring?
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