Last year, I planned my very first Capsule Wardrobe. It was an incredibly freeing experience, and I’ve sought to apply the minimalist principles in other aspects of my life. I ended up creating another capsule wardrobe for the following season… unintentionally. After living out of two suitcases for over a month because of our house renovations, it became clear that my wardrobe could survive with only the essentials. Simplicity in my fashion choices and belongings kept me sane throughout that tumultuous period.
“A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.” (Susie Faux)
Going into this year’s capsule, I’ve tried to pare down even further. My penchant for everything monochromatic is especially evident in this selection. To keep the basics from looking too…basic, you’ll notice a lot of classic items with a twist– ruffles, bell sleeves, tie-front details, etc. I’ll preface this capsule wardrobe by saying, while the object is to keep from spending money on trendy items that I will end up wearing only once or twice, that is not to say that the items I picked are all inexpensive. My ultimate goal was to find items (like a timeless trench coat or Hunter rain boots) that could be carried into other seasons and capsules; investing in quality over quantity.