Style Up By Pairing Down

A few years ago I felt as though I sat with a closet full of clothes...with nothing to wear, and had thoughts of endless laundry baskets to fold tormenting my mind. Don't even get me started on how daunting idea of moving is because of the heaps of clothes I'll have to haul around. Dealing with these things ended up taking up too much valuable time and energy, and I had to figure out a solution. I found it by creating something called a capsule wardrobe.

The Capsule Wardrobe Concept 

Basically, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of style, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, along with a few trendy, seasonal pieces to keep it feeling fresh and stylish. 

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How To Use This Concept In Your Lifestyle

The whole idea can be hard to wrap your brain around. For me I was worried that by paring down, I would loose my sense of style. But that wasn't the case at all. Having fewer pieces actually allowed me to see what was in my closet. It also allowed me to get more joy out of my wardrobe because I knew I actually liked how all of the pieces fit. I didn't sit an think about that one piece that "may look good if..." but instead thought "Wow, everything in here is cohesive and will look good no matter what. Talk about a confidence boost! It also freed up so much time because I wasn't standing there overthinking what I was going to wear. 

Give yourself some time. Take it slow and enjoy the process. It doesn't have to happen in a day, it's something you can always work on and always refine. 

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Redefine Your Style

This concept gives you an opportunity to redefine your style. You can get rid of pieces that no longer fit your style. You can feel good about bringing in new pieces into your closet. Maybe this is the time to get that high-end piece you've been eyeing for the last month, like a staple pair of boots or suede moto jacket. By eliminating the "meh" pieces from your closet, you make room for the statement-making pieces that make you look and feel your best. 

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Want More?

Check out my latest video to get more tips on how to define your capsule wardrobe. Also see some of my favorite pieces styled into multiple looks to keep you feeling great about style. 

Get the look: Modern Minimalist Dolman Tee - Dak & Co Just Black Denim: Onyx & Pearl Blazer- Onyx & Pearl Booties -Onyx & Pearl Earrings- 521 Handmade Necklace - RSVP Alan Evans 

Get the look: Blouse & Jeans - Onyx & Pearl Boots - Leela & Lavender Necklace - Onyx & Pearl Earrings - Apricot Lane: West Acres Mall

More Resources for Capsule Wardrobes

The Capsule Wardrobe: How to Reduce Your Closet to 37 Pieces 

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

 


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