mom-truth: I forgot how to shop for myself. No really, I can flip through sites blindfolded to find exactly what I want for my kids (and I do), but somewhere between dressing for two pregnancies and having two toddlers that suck every ounce of brain space out of me, I literally forgot how to shop for myself. I am all of a sudden a deer in headlights in a space where I used to be confident. So this picture is a bit extreme but honestly I used to be able to order anything online and it would be perfect or walk into a store and quickly scan the room for the pieces I wanted. Now it’s more like I run around the store like a chicken with my head cut off and once I get home I unbox a bag of confetti clothes and nothing goes together. Am I the only mom that feels this way? I am yearning to get back to my old self and to hone in on my style, because I used to know what that was. Enter the “capsule wardrobe”.
In doing some Pinterest-ing and blog-reading I came across the term “capsule closet” or “capsule wardrobe” and read a bunch of posts by Unfancy. It really has me thinking about classic style and pieces that are quality and timeless and that have me feeling more like myself everyday. The idea is daunting for sure, but after reading a bunch of posts, I think it would also be liberating. Freeing up more time, effort, money and brain space, yet always looking amazing is something I’m into. The beauty of the capsule wardrobe is that it’s a wardrobe by season (every 3 months) and every piece you select is 100% something you LOVE. Accessories aren’t included so you can add as many as you want to spruce up your outfits. I’m still mulling it over, but I already have one leg over the fence.
Would you be able to do a capsule wardrobe?by