I NEED TO BUY MORE CLOTHES!! – says the girl who has a closet full of clothes I never wear.
Am I the only one is this universe who has a ton of unwanted, “maybe this will come in handy” or “why the hell did I buy this?” Items in my closet? I believe that excessive shopping leads to clothes hoarding, and many cases of “I need something to wear even though I just went shopping”. I realized that I was shopping out of freedom or shopping because I can and I was just buying things that I thought would make my wardrobe my stylish and close to my style. Now as a baby fashion blogger I am currently still searching for my personal style, I know what I like but with a different budget for shopping you kind of hinder your style a little… maybe a lot.
I have always loved fashion but I was never really taught “how to shop” my mother is the most down to earth, non- materialistic and simple woman I have encountered. She loves hand me downs and good sales, don’t get me wrong I value her savvy ways but I loved fashion way too much to wear some of things she bought me (sorry mom I love you… alot). So I picked up a habit by just buying random things for emotional pleasure, to only end up with a closet full of things I could never wear. So why do I have so many clothes that do not work for any occasion I attend or even my style? I started to believe I was cursed, so I knew something I was doing was completely wrong. One thing for sure was that whenever I got an ounce of money I was sure to spend it on clothes, another thing for sure was that I always felt like I wasted my money. That was the first half of the issue, the next was what was my style? Why is my wardrobe not reflecting my style? Why does everything I buy seem to be not trendy but comfortable? So I began to research on Pinterest and look for ways to build my wardrobe. I came across many posts but what catches my eye was the phrase “Capsule Wardrobe” and I dug a little deeper. The idea was brilliant, although some people use this to minimize I see this as a chance to maximize your wardrobe and have you fly all year around. It’s so crazy to me, when I was younger I used to look up “how to shop” or “how many pairs of jeans do I need in my wardrobe?” and years later here it is… Capsule wardrobe!
So what is a Capsule Wardrobe? I stumbled upon Unfancy she answered my question and so much more, if you guys would like a little more detail her blog is perfect. Basically it’s a mini wardrobe full of pieces that you love and are your style. It’s kind of like organized buying, because now you are buying something with a purpose. I found a website (I have not tried it yet, once I do I will let you bombshells know) that will build your wardrobe for you ($15/ every 3 months – season change) capsules app. Caroline (the editor of Unfancy) says her capsule has 37 pieces of clothing for 3 months and during that 3 months she does not shop. That sounds like the best idea for anyone looking to save money and still have all the clothes the NEED moreso than want. Great idea for minimalist, however I am looking more to build my wardrobe so how I plan to do this is create a capsule wardrobe and add things on. So look at this as the foundation for your wardrobe!
Here’s a checklist I found on Pinterest: Capsule wardrobe checklist
Check out The Glitter Guide with tips for cleaning your closet & how she does her capsule wardrobe using color palettes.
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