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I’ve always had a deep admiration for Audrey Hepburn and a large part of that is no doubt due to her timeless fashion. But I always find myself lacking that certain je ne sais quoi.
Well, no more! I am switching to a capsule wardrobe and I’m going to outline my top reasons below. Maybe you’ll even decide to join me.
Capsule Wardrobes are Designed to Save Space
I have a small closet. My husband occupies half of it. My side is filled with things that don’t go together and that I don’t wear. I also have boxes of clothes in storage of my spring and summer clothes because I don’t have space for them in my closet.
Does this sound familiar to any of you?
A big part of the idea behind the capsule wardrobe is that you stock up on the essentials in neutrals with just one or two complimenting colors. Everything goes together so you can get by with less. And because you have so many neutral pieces in classic cuts it is all very wearable — nothing is relegated to the back of the closet or a box in storage.
Build a Sophisticated Wardrobe
I feel like everytime I go out I see at least one or two women who look soooo put together. That’s not to say I look like a total slob, I just don’t look as chic and effortless. Maybe I am judging myself too harshly but for someone who has a fashion blog I feel as though I should hold myself to a higher standard.
Remember what I said about lacking “that certain je ne sais quois“? It is so much easier to build a chic and sophisticated sense of style when every item is carefully curated.
I see so many bloggers and Youtubers who do a capsule wardrobe and they are able to achieve their enviable fashions precisely because they have so many timeless pieces in neutrals that can go with anything.
Save Money with a Capsule Wardrobe
For me my transition to capsule wardrobe is going to be slow. I have a clothing budget and can’t afford to replace all my closet at once. The plan is to buy one or two pieces at a time. Some might need to be higher quality to make me look “high quality.” But there will be a lot of items that I can get on the cheap that will still look fantastic! For each item I buy I am donating 2-3 pieces that I don’t wear or don’t have a good fit.
Because you are buying less pieces you can save a lot of money. You shop with a purpose and learn to make less impulse buys.
You can also choose to use some of that money you’ve saved buying less and invest it into some higher quality pieces that will make you look rich and sophisticated and will last a long time.
Creating a Cohesive Personal Brand
This one may seem a little silly to many of you but in the world of blogging you want to be instantly recognizable.
Brand identity is something that I am especially cognizant of lately and am working hard to refine. I started out last year doing a saturated, colorful theme and doing it poorly. Some people do this really well but I found it hard to master.
Instead I’ve switched to focusing on blush pinks. I think that things are coming together so much better with this focus. This is partially achieved through editing technique and paying attention to backgrounds and props. But to really take it up a notch, things are looking so much better with my photographs when I pay close attention to the color of clothing I am wearing.
Basically I am a crazy person who wants a perfect Instagram feed! #noshame
Have you ever considered switching to a capsule wardrobe? Do you have one already? If so what are your tips for this newb?