I’m doing an online course over at The Busy Budgeter at the moment called Hot Mess to Home Success!
Now. Let me just preface this by saying that I am already a pretty organised person, but every little bit helps right?!
Anyhoo, one of the course modules speaks about having a capsule wardrobe. When I read through it I’ll admit to being a bit confused. I honestly had no idea what the hell Rosemarie was talking about. After working my way through (and a teeny tiny little bit of google searching), I find out that, in a nutshell, it’s only owning and wearing a small number of items each season that all go together (like 40 items, tops). At first, I’ll admit – I did think it was kind of weird. Why reduce your clothes? Why create a capsule wardrobe?
But then I realised. I only wear the same thing all the time anyway. Black, denim & heels. That’s basically my entire wardrobe (or at least, the stuff I actually wear).
So I figure I should give it a go.
I mean it’s a great idea really. Spend less time and money on clothes. Stop buying crap tops at cheap shops and spend good money on something quality you gush over and want to wear all the time.
Stop saying “I have nothing to wear” (whilst staring into a cupboard choc-full of stuff).
Now. No, before you yell at me – it does not mean you actually WILL be wearing EXACTLY the same thing all the time – this is the beauty of having every single item in the capsule with the ability to match everything else. A million different possibilities!! (well, almost).
The shoes are the only thing I may just have an issue with. I really like shoes. Like, I REALLY like shoes. At last count, I had over 50 pairs and that’s AFTER a massive cull upon moving house. I really don’t think I can reduce my shoes. It’s really one of the only forms of fashion self-expression I actually have (I don’t wear much makeup, nor jewelry and don’t care about owning a fancy handbag, but shoes….well that’s an entirely different matter, and besides we all know that anything matches with denim and black!)
So, long story short. If you don’t have time to pick outfits, don’t want to waste time picking out things that go together, want to save money and especially want to look good all the time – then a capsule wardrobe is for you.
Try It. Trust Me.
Just Be You, Everyday.