My Capsule Wardrobe

Hi friends, happy Wednesday!  I’ve been obsessed with the idea of a capsule wardrobe from the first second I heard of the concept.  In case you’re unfamiliar, a capsule wardrobe is a select number of carefully curated pieces that can be mixed and matched.  It’s a very intentional collection of clothes and shoes designed to be versatile and fit all of your needs.  Even with all of the clothes I have (and you can see the abundance that is my closet here) I somehow still find myself in there spinning in circles thinking I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!!!!  Which is crazy silly and also embarrassing.  And then I inevitably reach for the same thing I wore two days before, or one of the small collection of favorite pieces that are always in my rotation.  I think I pretty much wear the same 40 pieces 95% of the time, so it’s only sensical that I do so with intention.  And there are perks to this sort of wardrobe:  I’ll truly only buy pieces that I love and know I’ll wear: there will be no dress that sits in the closest for 18 months without seeing any action.  I’ll save money and time, shopping only seasonally to make small updates.  I’ll leave a smaller footprint on the planet.  I’ll have clear and easy choices that will make getting dressed simple.  SO MANY BENEFITS!!!!!

As I said, I’ve loved the concept from the moment I heard of it but the HOW to do it always eluded me.  It seemed a daunting task, to tackle a closet and make decisive choices about what stays/goes.  It seemed complicated to try to figure out which pieces in the closet would go together and create a cohesive collection.   Overall it just seemed like too major a task.  Which is why I pretty much happy danced all over my office when I got an email introduction to Capsules, a site that walks you through the process each step of the way and makes creating a capsule wardrobe an organizational BREEZE!  I’m going to show you the steps I took below so you can get a feel for the site.  And below can see what I came up with for my Winter/Spring/Fall capsule wardrobe for our year on the road!  I’ll be packing a few extra pieces for Summer but will be trying to make what I have work for the majority of the year.  Can’t wait to hear what you think!  xx- Sarah  {This post was produced in partnership with Capsules, thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this site possible!}


Sources: army jacket, nude blouse, white high-waisted denim, white tank top, chambray shirt, off-shoulder blouse, denim top (have, shown), blue high-waisted denim (have), navy jacket, grey dress, black dress, striped dress, b+w sweater (shown here, no longer available), black denim, black dress, plaid shirt, grey coat (sold out), black mini, black tank, black joggers, tan hat, converse, black hat, black booties, black sandals, black heels (sold out), black flats.  *Note:  I tried to find photos of the exact items I own, but some of them are years old and no longer available.  In those scenarios I found images of similar pieces and linked to them if possible.

Not shown:  I didn’t include my workout or lounge clothes/shoes in this mockup but they make up the rest of my capsule collection and are just as well planned and sorted!

The whole process starts with a closet cleanout, which is such a great way to get hands-on with your current wardrobe.  Capsule walks you through the process of sorting through everything you own to help you determine your style, and really refine what you already have.  I stored items that I love and may want to revisit at some point as part of another collection, donated items that I knew I would never really wear, and got a good feeling for the items I have that I love and wear all the time.

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