Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great summer! It’s that time again! Pumpkin 🎃 spice, blanket scarf, boots and sweater weather! I guess I’m not overly original when I say that I love fall and cooler weather. The truth of the matter is that I don’t really have much choice given the climate I live in western Canada pretty much dictates that. We’re barely out of August and the leaves 🍁🍂 have already started changing! Wow 😮 you say! Here’s the proof!
So anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge thrifter and a big bargain shopper. I pride myself in putting together stylish outfits on a budget. There is really no other way I could possibly afford all the clothes and shoes I own if I wasn’t budget conscious.
That being said I’ve always thought that more is more rather than less is more. However, I have to say since downsizing to less closet space this year, I’ve shifted my mindset considerably. I recently purged my closet and donated 13 massive bags of clothing and shoes. Once the dust settled I realized that what I had left were pieces that worked together. I can’t say I thought of this idea 💡 but I realized that I definately could create a capsule wardrobe or several capsule wardrobes with what I had left! 👢👗👚👕👖
What is a capsule wardrobe you ask? By definition it’s a grouping of clothing and accessories in a certain colour scheme. This would typically involve choosing one or two base colours that go with everything, such as black, white, brown, grey, or navy. Items such as pants,tops, skirts that would be bought in shades of these colours, so that they can be put with anything else in the wardrobe. After choosing the base colours, choose one or two accent colours, which are brighter than the base colours, and co-ordinate with each other. These would typically be used for items such as tops, skirts , or accessories; once a colour scheme is established, all the items in a wardrobe should be interchangeable, as the colour of the pieces always coordinate.
So I’ll show you what I used to create my capsule wardrobe. I have 10 pieces of clothing. What you choose could vary depending on your personal style and climate I chose 10 mix and match pieces which include:
1 pair of jeans, I pair of leggings, 1 pencil skirt, 1 printed top, 1 sweater, 1 leather jacket, 1 light coloured jacket, 1 pair of booties, 1 pair of knee high boots and 1 blanket scarf for a total of 10 pieces and I only paid $50 for all of it! I shopped on sale days at my favourite thrift store and was able to get everything you see here!❤️
You by no means have to shop for these exact pieces for your capsule wardrobe. Shop the colours and styles you like!! For example if you’re not a fan of red, substitute it for some other colour you like. Or maybe you’d prefer black boots instead of brown or maybe you hate plaid and you’d prefer polkadots, the choice is yours !
So basically you can see that everthing I choose coordinates . In this capsule wardrobe I have black, cream, brown, burgundy. I could have easily added one more colour but this was how it worked out. It’s amazing that these 10 pieces can create an infinite number of possibilities on how to style these pieces. Here’s a few below. These are by no means all the looks you can create by changing which top, bottom or footwear you can get many different looks!
So as you can see it’s kind of a no brainer, you can literally get dressed in the dark and you’ll still look great! Lol 😂
I hope this blog post gave you a little inspiration on how you can create your own capsule wardrobe ❤️