The other day I stumbled across the blog Un-Fancy which is about an adorable girl named Caroline and how she decided to revolutionize the way she dressed. I became a little bit obsessed. I’m not normally into fashion blogs – I actually find them terribly boring – but I’m pretty fascinated with the idea of a capsule wardrobe. Basically, Caroline will pick a certain number of vital pieces for each season (her number is 37 but I don’t think that is set in stone), and she limits herself to just wearing those pieces for the season. Obviously you would pick items that are super wearable and that can be mixed and matched into a bunch of different outfits. I like this idea because instead of having a bunch of random poorly fitting Target clothes, I would maybe instead focus on nicer pieces that would last for a long time.
If we are all being serious with each other, I think it’s safe to say that I probably wouldn’t implement the capsule wardrobe entirely. But, I’ve decided to incorporate this idea into all of my fall/winter purchases this year. In order for me to buy them, I want them to be neutral or able to mix and match with lots of pieces, made well, and fit well. Here are the pieces I have my eye on.
I decided to get rid of everything laying around my closet I haven’t worn in the past couple of years and I’m going to try to be more thoughtful about my purchases. The proof is below in a crappy iphone picture (and yes, I realize there are some cute shoes in there. They don’t fit and I need to stop trying to shove my feet into them because it doesn’t do any good for anyone). What about you guys? Would you consider trying out a capsule wardrobe?