Have you ever heard of a capsule wardrobe? They were very popular a few years ago when blogging was first on the rise, and then they sort of fell by the wayside. Some of my favorite bloggers, like Kendi Everyday, and What I Wore used to do them often, so I decided to bring it back!
During the whole month of February I am going to be styling the same thirty clothing items! I am so excited to be trying a capsule wardrobe out because it is something I've wanted to do for so long! Because I adore the community that blogging brings, I'm asking my readers and friends/family to participate with me! I already filmed a video (see below) on the items I chose, and even created a Facebook group to share daily outfit threads for people who want to share what's in their capsule! Read on to learn more about what a capsule wardrobe is, and why you should try one out!
WHAT IS A CAPSULE WARDROBE?
A capsule wardrobe is where you choose a specific number of key clothing items, usually basics or neutrals, and mix and match those pieces for a specific amount of time. Some prefer to do it monthly, while others have a capsule for specific seasons! This time, I am just trying it out for a month, but who knows? I may love it so much I'll want to purge my whole closet.
WHY SHOULD I USE A CAPSULE WARDROBE?
There are really three reasons that people use capsule wardrobes. They are all really great reasons, and will differ from person to person!
1. To shop their own closet.
Some people (myself included) cannot believe how many items of clothing they own, yet do not wear! You won't believe how giant my closet is, and how much stuff I own, but I probably wear 30% of it, if that.
2. To save money.
Husbands around the world are rejoicing at the thought of saving money on clothes, am I right? No, really, we all love to save money!
3. To declutter and practice simplicity + minimalism.
I watched a couple of documentaries (I'm a total documentary junkie) and it made me realize how many things I have, and how obsessed I am with owning stuff, and I wanted to do this to take a step back from the fast-paced "I have to own everything that's cute and new" world that fashion can entail, and get creative!
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN A CAPSULE WARDROBE CHALLENGE?
Like I said, we are doing a capsule wardrobe challenge starting next week (FEBRUARY 1st) and I would love for you to join us! All you have to do is follow the steps below:
1. Pick 30 key items.
Ideally 5 bottoms (pants/jeans/skirts), 10 tops (tees/dressy/sweaters), 5 shoes (a variety is best!), 10 miscellaneous items (so dresses, hats, scarves, etc.) Note: The items you choose depend on your lifestyle. I'm a stay at home/working from home mom, but when I was teaching my items would have been drastically different, so keep that in mind! Also, we don't include PJ's :)
2. Set your items aside and photograph them to share in our Facebook group!
I would love to see what items you chose and what you do during the day, are you a working professional, college student, mom? Let's get to know each other!
3. Get dressed and SHARE!
The work is really all in step one - haha, but before you leave or at the end of each day, snap a picture of what you wore, so you can show the world how you styled the same 30 items for 28 days! You'll be a pro after February is over!
WHICH ITEMS DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR CAPSULE, LARISSA?
I filmed a little video showcasing/explaing the items I chose to style! I am still going back and forth on a few colors, but the clothing is definitely a go! (I have soooo many hats - there are like 5, guys) I need to narrow some stuff down but for the most part this is it! I hope you enjoy!
I cannot wait to have you join in on this challenge with us! Be sure to use our hashtag (see below) and our Facebook group to share your outfits each day!
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