After stumbling upon a new-ish (to me) concept for fashion and wardrobes last week, the Capsule Wardrobe, it’s all I’ve been able to think of lately.
It’s not that I hadn’t heard of a Capsule Wardrobe before, it’s more that I didn’t understand how to achieve a Capsule Wardrobe or the benefits of living with a Capsule Wardrobe. But the more I read about it from fashion bloggers and all over my Facebook news feed, the more I fall in love with the idea of a Capsule Wardrobe.
It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for put didn’t know how to put into words.
A Capsule Wardrobe is the perfect balance of minimalism, living by rules (which helps my brain and my minimalism efforts), but being able to fit them to your lifestyle and fashion preferences.
I’m thinking rather seriously about trying out this whole Capsule Wardrobe concept. If nothing else, I think it will help me narrow down the items in my closet and learn more about my fashion sense.
Part of the pre-process to get started with a Capsule Wardrobe is filling out a planning guide. Ok, this may not be necessary for everyone, but for a natural planner like me, it’s 100% necessary. 🙂
I used Caroline’s planning guide?from her blog, Un-Fancy, to help me narrow down my focus for my first Capsule Wardrobe, which will begin June 1.
In addition to narrowing down my closet to a set number of pieces for 3 months, I decided to make an additional challenge for myself: Create my first Capsule Wardrobe without buying anything!
For the record, I did decide to change a few of the “rules” from Caroline’s guide to fit my life and style a little better, and I may get more rigid with future Capsules, but hey progress is progress people!
I’ll tell you more about my rules and such in a later post, but today I wanted to talk about the inspiration I’ve been finding for my Summer Capsule.
Where I’ve Found Fashion Inspiration
Rather than just relying on more traditional sources of fashion inspiration, like magazines, catalogs, fashion blogs, and things like that, I decided I wanted my first Capsule Wardrobe to be based around pieces I already own and love to wear.
I think that by narrowing down my first Capsule Wardrobe that way I’ll be able to figure out my personal style rather than trying to follow trends and styles represented by others.
There’s nothing wrong with looking to outside sources for fashion inspiration, but since I’m really focused on narrowing down a bit more of a specific style that I can call my own, I decided not to do this time.
Instead, I’ve found some fashion inspiration in a place I never thought of: music.
Yes, that’s right. Music (along with my gut feelings) has been my inspiration for building my Capsule Wardrobe so far.
To be more specific, I’m pretty much been in love with Taylor Swift’s 1976 album ever since a friend got it for me for my birthday.
A Mini-May Capsule?
Since I’m so excited I can hardly stand it, I’m considering creating a mini-Capsule for the month of May based only on the inspiration I feel from T. Swift’s album (and the items already in my closet of course).
I’ll let you know what I decide on that later.
Where do you draw fashion inspiration from?