Live Your Best Capsule Wardrobe Life

I’ve spent a good amount of energy over the past five years refining my style and thinking about the clothes I wear. I fell down the Pinterest rabbit hole of capsule wardrobes at some point and have not looked back. If you’re reading this, odds are you’ve at least been intrigued by the idea of a capsule wardrobe.

The idea of a capsule wardrobe originated in the 1970s, when Susie Faux had the radical idea that women shouldn’t populate their closets with complete outfits, but instead a set of coordinates separates that could be mixed and matched. Now it’s how stylish minimalists and the eco-conscious dress. I’m here to tell you that a capsule wardrobe isn’t a 30-day challenge; it’s a lifestyle.

I’ve read a good amount of the literature available on capsules and done many of the planning programs so you don’t have to. (I’ll include a list of links at the bottom if you do want to geek out!) I’ve found that shifting my mindset to constantly think of my wardrobe as one slowly evolving capsule has really changed the way I dress, sew and buy clothes and accessories. Over the next three weeks, I’m going to share the way I plan my wardrobe so that I always feel well-dressed without ever feeling stressed or having a closet full of clothes I don’t wear.

In Week 1, we’ll tackle colours and smart fabric shopping. In Week 2, I’ll talk about planning your capsule like you’re planning for a trip. In Week 3, I will share my Levels of Formality system that ensures I always have the perfect outfit for every occasion.

To keep you busy until then, I’ll link some of my favourite wardrobe planning resources if you want to do a deep dive. But if you want to be a lazy, well-dressed person, stick around in the next weeks!

Un-fancy 10×10 challenge

Un-fancy wardrobe planner333 Challenge

The 5-piece French WardrobeUniform Dressing

Putting Me Together

Seamwork Magazine Design Your Wardrobe Planner

The Curated Closet, by Anuschka Rees

Stylebook App

Love to Sew Podcast 15: Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Love to Sew Podcast 108: Create Your Dream Wardrobe

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