But before I get too far ahead of myself...
What is a 'capsule wardrobe'?At its simplest - a capsule wardrobe is a small, mix and match wardrobe from which you can easily put together multiple outfits for an entire season. Beyond those principles the specifics vary widely. I stumbled across this whole idea through Project 333 and Un-fancy on Instagram so I am mostly (but not exactly) following their rules. Here are my personal guidelines with the differences noted under each rule:
- Includes: 33-37 items, including clothing, accessories, outerwear and shoes.
- Excludes: underwear, sleep wear, and workout clothing
- Rotate every 3-6 months.
- Make new items myself rather than buying them (excluding shoes and belts)
Why a 'capsule wardrobe'?
|Doesn't that create a flattering silhouette?|
Now, I will never be someone who has a meticulous, full-on morning routine of hair, make up, and a thoughtfully chosen outfit. It's just not who I am, but I would like to present myself to the world in something that doesn't say "Queen of Frumpy". Sure, I'm physically "comfortable" but I'm so under-dressed for life that I don't feel "comfortable." There has to be a middle ground between looking like I just rolled out of bed and runway couture.