I’m just going to get to the point. Is your wardrobe ready for the season? I mean we have been locked down for so long, working from home, juggling the kids and generally in a more relaxed state, that now we are being asked to step out are you and your wardrobe ready?
If you’re not, that’s ok, as comfort, you will be happy to know, will and still is a thing for this year. But I want to help you take the necessary steps to get you ready, so today I want to talk to you about your wardrobe.
Before lockdown and may be during, fast fashion has enabled many of us to stuff our wardrobes to full capacity whilst not breaking the bank. But how many of us find ourselves still moaning in the mornings that we don’t have ‘anything to wear’?
If that’s you then this is where a capsule wardrobe could be the solution. But what is a capsule wardrobe you may ask?
A capsule wardrobe simply put is a limited collection of clothes that coordinate well and can be worn in a number of different ways to cater for multiple occasions.
The items are made up of separates and include a handful of seasonal pieces you can change with the unpredictable British weather. But please note I am not advocating a capsule wardrobe for everyone because for some, this just won’t work.
But if you want to spend less time and money on clothes, but still want to look good then a capsule wardrobe is a real viable option, as it creates an easy-to-understand framework that makes shopping and getting dressed in the mornings infinitely easier, as well as making your wardrobe clutter free.
Liking this so far? Well the next question I guess you’re thinking is so how do start?
How to start one or just to get your wardrobe in a place that you know what’s in it, is to start with a clear out.
1. Take every single piece of clothing out of your wardrobe and consider the last time you wore it, if it’s been more than six months pop it into storage or donate to charity.
2. Then, you’re going to want to build a base wardrobe of pieces that transcend trends. These are staple pieces that you should take time to source; make sure they fit properly and are made from the best quality fabrics you can afford.
For most women, this will involve some combination of the following: a pair of tailored trousers, denim jeans that look good with heels and flats, a neutral shirt, T-shirts for layering, a little black dress, a trench coat, high heels and a pair of boots.
Depending on your personality all these pieces will vary and in my video I take a look at second skin tops (or body suits for some) which is a piece that should be in everyone’s wardrobe. They can be plain or print but simply work with items that are already in your wardrobe. Have a watch here, but before you head off here are some of my second skin tops suggestions below;
Printed second skin tops are the perfect way of adding fun to your wardrobe coming in a variety of colours and styles. I love this long sleeve mesh from from Kai which is a colloboration with print designer Adebusola Adetona of Grapes Pattern Bank that promotes that it is designed for women with every kind of curve. 😍
For those of you who are lovers of florals, these second skin tops just keep on giving and they are great way to add texture to a muted more neutral colour wardrobe. This black, blue and green top from Richard Quinn is made from light velvet with a high neck and a concealed back zip that ensures a second-skin fit.
If prints and patterns aren’t for you, you will always find plain tops that can work and at H&M you will always find staples at a reasonable price point. This one comes in plain black or bold pink and purple too so you aren’t limited.
Tip of the Day: Having a capsule wardrobe is not for everyone but by simply editing your wardrobe so that you know what’s in it has huge benefits. Such as when you shop you know what to add so you are shopping for statement or staple pieces that work with that skirt or trousers or jacket you currently have for example.
And for those who like what you read and want to embark on this route, please note it can take some trial and error to find the right mix as this will vary depending on your lifestyle and where you you work. But once you have it just right, it will make your life so much simpler all you will need to do is add in a few seasonal pieces depending on the time of year such as good quality knitwear, a warm coat or camisole tops.
If you like the idea of having a capsule collection but would like some help getting started, no problem take a look at my service here
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I hope you have found this post help, let me know in the comments.
Until next time xx
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