Posted: April 12th, 2012 | Author: angella | Filed under: Personal Style | Tags: capsule wardrobes, closet edit, wardrobe edit | No Comments »
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about capsule wardrobes. Put very simply a capsule wardrobe is a well edited selection of clothing that meets every single one of your specific needs. (also a term coined by Susie Faux, West End London boutique owner of Wardrobe [how very fitting ] and popularized by Donna Karan) And I think about this a lot because to be honest, I don’t like thinking about clothes or getting dressed anymore than I need to. I want to know that whatever I decide to put on that morning reflects everything that I want to feel and express.
Your own personal capsule wardrobe won’t happen over night. It takes time – even if you have a big budget. You have to first ask yourself how you want to feel. Write these things down, save images, take photographs of things, start an inspiration board – whatever. The key is to keep it simple – arrive at two or three keywords, images, colours and thats your starting point. For example – I almost always want to feel like this ::
…mixed with a little bit of this – See a theme?
You can also start right away by going to your closet and applying your keywords/images to everything in there. Put the items aside if they don’t align. Do this as an exercise at first and don’t commit to getting rid of anything just yet. You might see a pattern. You might find that you don’t really like anything that is hanging in your closet. Let yourself feel frustrated and then move on. Now you have a better idea and starting point than before, when all you felt was frustration. It’s better to know right?
Be patient with yourself and this process. It’s ok to end up with less.
If you’d like help with this process or have questions about how to curate your own capsule wardrobe, contact me for a complimentary initial consultation.
Before you contact me, start thinking about this now – because I will most definitely ask you – How do you want to feel?
all photo sources :: elle.com