Another thing about my old home was that it was a 40 minute walk to work.
What does this have to do with a Capsule Wardrobe? you may be wondering.
I will tell you.
A cold house necessitates a large supply of big socks and big jumpers to help insulate the body. It also means that jeans and trousers need to be worn far more than skirts and dresses as even with leggings these latter fashion choices leave you a bit chilly. A 40 minute walk to work, in my case at least, generates sweat, necessitating a change of top, meaning that I tended to wear trousers with a scruffy t-shirt for walking in and then a work top to change in to at the office.
|Time for some style sudoku? Some tips from Su Sews|
* Reduce my collection of big, chunky, unattractive but fit-for-purpose jumpers
* Reduce the number of scruffy tops for sweaty activity to less than half what I own now
* Wear more skirts and dresses, both around the house and to work, which is what I have been wanting to do for ages, and decrease the number of trousers/ jeans in my closet
In short, it means I can have a go at creating a proper capsule wardrobe! I can get rid of (i.e. donate to charity) all those clothes I have been keeping not because I really like them but because they fulfil a basic necessary function. I can consult the articles I have been pinning on Pinterest and get inspired. For a few years now I have been reducing my wardrobe to the point I own nothing now that I don't wear, but I've never felt able to consider my wardrobe a true capsule offering because of all those 'necessary' clothes that I needed to wear but didn't feel great wearing.
|From Looking Stylish|
Tonight, I'll be getting all the clothes I own out and on the bed, possibly tussling with a ginger cat or two as I endeavour to sort things properly. I'll pick a palette of colours I want to work with, get any accessories I have in my possession out in the open air too, shoes, coats, jewellery, the whole shebang. Pants, socks, you name it, out it will come. Will the final curated result be a mega-neat inspiring selection that would make a great photo to rival all the professional ones out there on the internet? I imagine NOT. However, it will be a start. The journey towards a capsule wardrobe begins with a couple of empty hangers after all.