Fall is here – my favorite season for style! Modesty isn’t an issue, and the wonderful addition of layers opens so many creative doors. Disclaimer: I am not a professional fashion blogger. This capsule is not the most fashion forward, on trend collection. It’s an everyday, full-time, Mom-drobe on a budget.
Fall 2015 Capsule Wardrobe
For this capsule wardrobe (a select number of items you wear for one season- I fit everything on a 2.5 ft rack in my closet with shoes underneath), I wanted to focus on first “shopping” my own closet, thrifting, correcting mistakes from the last season (over buying one type of item: striped shirts), and being more selective with every piece I added. Some guidelines for each garment were: 1. needed to fit within my budget 2. able to mix and match with all the other items 3. was a diverse and functional addition to the wardrobe as a whole.
The website that helped me the most was UnFancy by Caroline. Her Rule of Three as was a useful tool. For each category (jeans, t shirts, cardigans) she suggests selecting one basic/staple, one statement and one in-between style.
The purpose of a capsule wardrobe is to: 1. Wisely steward your finances by cutting out impulsive or binge shopping. 2. Stop falling victim to the consumer mentality of bigger, newer, cuter by being intentional with each item you purchase. 3. Practice self-control to stop excessive purchasing and investing in what you truly need. 4. Cultivate feminine dignity through your personal decorum. 5. Cut out closet clutter, which saves time and energy for the more essential, eternal, and joyful things in life.
Next FF: Print Mixing–how to extend your wardrobe without spending money.