This blog post is bringing me so much nostalgia, as my very first blog post, around 4 years ago, was a capsule wardrobe blog post.
Since my first blog post, a lot has changed, especially in fast fashion. Prices have gone back so much ( think the £5 dress collection that's not even on sale ), Amazon now offers next day fashion delivery and we’ve somehow become obsessed with the idea that once something has been worn for a night out or appeared on Instagram, its considered an old piece of clothing and likely will never be worn again.
I also got sucked into this world and became obsessed with the item of collecting cheap, low quality, pointless items for the sake of being able to take a cute Instagram picture.
This constant change by purchasing new ‘ on trend ‘ items on weekly basis, has left me in a place where I have lost my sense of style and fashion ( i became to look like every other girl on Instagram ), I have been let with no space in my wardrobes, ‘nothing’ to wear and sadly, although the items are ‘ cheap ‘, I have been purchasing them in high quantities so ended up losing a lot of money.
I want to go back to basics, where buying clothes becomes fun again, but also my wardrobe comes to a place where I love all of the clothes, they’re all good quality, they’re all comfortable, they’re my style and they are helping to save the planet along the way.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
‘ Capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called "Wardrobe" in the 1970s. According to Faux, 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 ‘
Upon researching how to create the ultimate Capsule Wardrobe I have heard that you should set a number of clothing in your wardrobe ( 35 or 50 items ) and update the basics you love every couple of years.
I believe that the beauty of a capsule wardrobe is that you shouldn’t stick to too many rules and you have to figure out what's best for you. I’ll highly advise you on purchasing a high-quality item, it doesn’t have to be price, it just has to last you longer, over a trend piece. You want to buy things that can be worn in several ways and preferably during different seasons, but of course, certain items will be seasonal only. You have to also decide what colours, fabrics and shapes work for you because those are entirely personal and have to work for you.
My goal here is to update my wardrobe with 3 months with amazing quality items that I’ll love to wear, get lots of wear out of and will look amazing.
Although I will be aiming for new items to be either secondhand or sustainable, there will also be a designer and high street pieces that I love. Underwear, tights and gym wear is not included in the capsule wardrobe.
Here is my list of items that I have ( or am aiming to have ) in my Autumn capsule wardrobe.
White Tee. For me a Zara basic s perfect to wear with either a sit or a pair of jeans.
My current Autumn Capsule wardrobe consists of 33 versatile items. I also have other pieces of clothing, which I already own and love and will be mixing in with these. I may also be purchasing other items that aren’t on this list however every item will have to go with the rest of the items in my capsule wardrobe and will have to be worn at least 30 times throughout the year. That’s just the little goal I have set myself and I am really excited to update you on my capsule wardrobe in Winter 2020.