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Starting A Capsule Wardrobe

- My own way -

Last year, I have heard so much about capsule wardrobes. A lot of people started one and I always thought that I was never going to be able to have only a limited amount of items in my wardrobe. Basically, if you are reading this and thinking ‘what is she even talking about?!’ a capsule wardrobe is a collection of 30-50 items of clothing and you build your wardrobe with these pieces. The clothes are going to change according to the different seasons but you are going to end up with a collection of things that fit properly, that you feel comfortable in and that you are definitely going to wear, creating new outfits by combining them differently and adding a few accents like a red lip.

I am at a point where I have way too many clothes, keeping some because of the sentimental side or I just think ‘maybe it’s not trendy now but who knows in a few months?!’. Well, this is stupid, I don’t have to like every piece of clothing that I have bought when I was 15 years old anymore. To be fair, I only ever wear the same items anyways so cutting it down and only keeping the things I really like shouldn’t be that hard. 

Over the last year, I have definitely found my own style and know a lot better what I like and what items aren’t worth to ‘try out’. Effortless outfits have become my favourites, chucking on a white tee with a cool jacket and straight leg jeans is definitely my go-to but I also like to mix things up and add some exciting items here and there. With the capsule wardrobe I just want to make it easier to get dressed in the morning and buy less clothes making more investments. There are still a few things missing and this year the focus is in getting some basic items that are going to last me for a few years, basically starting a wardrobe for my twenties. Also, as it is probably *the* year for sustainability (sorry if you already can’t hear this word anymore), I feel like buying less just makes sense. 

The first time I have heard about a capsule wardrobe was in a video from Anna Newton, the blogger behind The Anna Edit and I definitely recommend you to check her out as she has a whole series on how she does it with many tips and tricks.

So basically, my way of the capsule wardrobe is going to be a bit different, I don’t want to stress too much about numbers – I mean fashion should still be fun – choosing around 50 items in total not including underwear, bags, shoes, jackets and sportswear – too easy? Let’s see how it goes! Also as I want to buy less clothes, I want to try to only buy 5 new items for each season, making it 20 for the whole year but I guarantee nothing. Another goal is to shop my own wardrobe and get a bit more creative with what is already there and really focusing on filling the gaps instead of buying the 3rd pair of white tee. I know that at the beginning it is going to be a bit hard to get into it so I don’t want to be too strict with myself and still be able to have fun. 

Let’s see how everything goes, you are definitely getting updates before I start my Spring capsule wardrobe because at the moment I just can’t wait to switch it all up and by seeing what is in stores right now, it is going to be hard not to buy everything.

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