Little confession: I’m not that great at outfits.
I’ve always wanted to be but for some reason I just never – couldn’t be – with the…I don’t have style or fashion sense, is what I’m trying to say. So my “look” has always consisted of jeans and a t-shirt or sweater or something. Quite boring and not at all memorable. I love dresses so I buy them all the time but I wear them without really styling them. So again, the look is nonexistent. Those poor dresses had so much potential that just sort of got wasted on my body.
I kid. I kid.
But seriously, I’m ready to change that. I’m ready to have a signature look and I’m ready to start learning how to style my outfits. I decided the best way to begin was to start a capsule wardrobe. I organized my closet and donated a BUNCH of clothes. Anything that didn’t fit or make me feel good or weren’t really flattering had to go. Also, if I hadn’t worn it in awhile it had to go. This took effort. I had to take a long, hard look at myself – both in the mirror and also in a self-reflection sort of way and I had to be honest about what looked good on me and what didn’t etc. That’s not easy especially when you kind of lowkey hoard things sometimes.
I do this twice a year – right before the New Year and at the end of Summer – but this time around was special because this time around I was making room for the beginnings of my capsule wardrobe.
What’s a capsule wardrobe? In a nutshell, it’s basics and staples that can be mixed and matched to form a variety of outfits. There’s also a color scheme. I like cream, off white, tan, browns, black and light pink hues. I struggled with deciding on the colors because I really like bright colors and I patterns. I also like my wardrobe to match my personality, which is craaaazzyyy! But I forced myself to have a bit of self-control and really think about what colors I feel good in and can be worn both during the day and at night. So the above mentioned colors will be my basics and staples. And then, of course, I have a pop of color or a pattern here and there. My pop of color will probably change depending on the season or occasion but for the most part I think it will be wine/bordeaux colors.
I went shopping (online) and ordered a bunch of things from ASOS and H&M and these are the items I decided on. So far I’m really happy with what I purchased.
I’ve got my eye on a few items from ZARA so I’ll probably come back with another Look Book soon. Stay tuned for my Haul Video on Youtube! You can subscribe and be notified.
In the meantime, the video below is an Old Jeans Try-On Haul. My next project is to find a good pair of designer jeans but first I’ve got to get rid of the old ones.
Please be patient with me. I’m obviously a very late bloomer. If anyone has any advice or suggestions or simply wants to offer words of encouragement, I’m all ears.
Have you started a capsule wardrobe? How’s it going? What’s one staple that you can’t live without?
Ciao for now, lovelies!
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