On my summer bucket list, I mentioned wanting to start a capsule wardrobe and I have!! Well, I think. I’m still googling and reading as much about it as possible.
I explained, a few posts ago, that a capsule wardrobe is basically a teeny wardrobe for each season with your favorite pieces that you can mix and match easily. And that I pretty much wear my favorite things over and over anyway. A capsule wardrobe gets rid of all the excess and fluff I never wear and saves space, time, and money. You can learn more about creating a capsule wardrobe at a blog I’m following called Unfancy.
Before I give you the current status of my closet, I have to back track to about 3 years ago- when my little Ella baby bump began to grow.
I thought I would be resourceful (read: I realized maternity clothes was crazy expensive) and just buy a handful of pants and shorts, and I could just wear the shirts and dresses that I already had. This worked out great!! Until I wasn’t pregnant anymore. I was left with all of my favorite shirts and dresses that had grown and stretched with my belly. Hello maternity clothes for next baby!
* I have a feeling I should clarify that this is not a pregnancy announcement.:)
Once I finally lost the baby wight, I had no clothes. ZERO. I may be exaggerating, but that’s what it felt like!! I went on a new-mommy-shopping-spree and without much consideration began slowly to fill my closet with mediocre, “just because,” trendy items. Until a few weeks ago, that is, where I got rid of almost everything in my closet to begin working on my Capsule Wardrobe.
I was left with six tops, a couple of jeans, several shorts, a few dresses, and one skirt. And to be honest, I’m not even sure if I love all of those. Am I crazy? Probably. But with the capsule wardrobe I only get to have 37 items! I want LOVE, LOVE, LOVE each of my options. Like this pretty top, for example…
SO versatile, simple, and cute- I seriously have to stop myself from grabbing it out of my closet to wear again. I want to feel the same way about each and every item in my closet. Is that too much to ask for?! 😉 How is YOUR closet? Are you working on it too? Share some tips and tricks with me! I’ll share more inspiration as soon as I find the next item that I LOVE. xo
Maternity photo by the lovely Annie Agarwal.