Capsule Wardrobe

2/24/17


Does your closet look like a complete mess? Mine does. Guilty as charged! My problem is that I have way too many clothes. Whats funny is the fact that I only wear about half of these clothes. Maybe even less than half. I have a few pieces that I tend to always gravitate to.

Recently, my basement was flooded. My room is down there! The basement had to be completely remodeled from the floors and walls. My expansive closet and dresser are down there too and some of my clothes were ruined. I considered this a blessing in disguise. This gave me the (much needed) push to clean out my closet. Since I'm getting married soon and will be moving out of my parents' house in a few months, I really needed to rethink my wardrobe and organizational skills. The days of having three closets and two dressers to myself will soon be gone! 

Have you ever heard of a capsule wardrobe? I'm teaming up with Betabrand to show you how to build a capsule wardrobe. Betabrand is an online clothing community that designs, manufactures, and releases new products constantly.  

 A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential and versatile items in your closet that don't go out of style and can be mixed with on-trend pieces. It's basically a mini-wardrobe! A capsule wardrobe is great because there is always something in your closet that you love to wear. I have a million things in my closet, but every morning, I stand in front of my closet complaining that I don't have anything to wear. Raise your hand if you have this problem too! A capsule wardrobe will also save you a ton of time, money, and energy. You'll spend less time worrying about what to wear and spending less money on clothes. 

Are your ears perked yet? Below is a quick and easy guide on how to create a capsule wardrobe, brought to you by Betabrand! I started creating a capsule wardrobe of my own last weekend. What a perfect way to spend a long weekend!

  

Since my wardrobe is mostly focused on pieces I can wear to work, I focused mostly on pieces I can wear to the office - office friendly dresses, nice pants, modest tops, and versatile shoes. I also made sure to keep basic sweaters and blazers. While keeping just a few pieces of your favorite closet items, you can mix and match and put together a lot of outfits! So, keeping 27 pieces can lead to mixing and matching and building 100 outfits. 

Having a capsule wardrobe doesn't mean that you can't shop! While building my capsule wardrobe I realized I have mostly trendy pieces. I have a lot of patterned and fun pants, but no basic pants! Betabrand has a great collection of versatile pants. I love these business-class travel trousers - they would be perfect for jumping on a plane and heading straight to a meeting (something I do all the time!). I've also got my eye on these straight-leg dressy yoga pants, and these crop dressy yoga pants (perfect for short gals like me!)

I love Betabrand's Work-It Collection too, which has stylish business attire that is perfect for a capsule wardrobe. This dress can be worn all year round. It's nice enough to wear to important work meetings, and I would also style this with sneakers for a casual weekend look. This pencil skit is on my wish list too. 

If you're nervous about tossing clothes and building a capsule wardrobe (I know I am!) store them instead. That way, you'll have them on hand if you get the urge to wear a certain piece not in your capsule wardrobe. The bottom line is to edit your capsule wardrobe to your liking and lifestyle. Friends, I challenge you to create your own capsule wardrobe!

Thanks so much for reading :)

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