I briefly talked about the philosophy of slow living and minimalism in my previous post. While it’s still a work in progress, one thing that I was able to tackle is curating a capsule wardrobe. The motivation came from the frustration of constantly having to rummage through my closet to find clothes that would still fit me. I ended up feeling fat and ugly when something didn’t fit (not a good feeling when you’re pregnant) and would settle on an outfit that didn’t feel quite right purely because it was the only thing that fit me.
This capsule wardrobe was built to eliminate any negative feeling I started having towards my body and my clothes. I wanted to streamline this process and create small yet intentional wardrobe pieces that would last me an entire season or at least until I give birth.
So what is a capsule wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of versatile and most-loved clothes that you exclusively wear for an entire season.
What is the benefit of creating a capsule wardrobe?
- It eliminates impulse shopping and using shopping as an excuse to fill a missing void in your life.
- You make smarter and well-considered purchases.
- It forces you to look deep within yourself (lifestyle, taste, fit) and find your personal sense of style.
- By narrowing down your choices everyday, it not only de-clutters your physical space but also your mental space.
How do you build a capsule wardrobe?
Before I started building my capsule wardrobe, I actually went a step further and took the time to determine my personal style using Into-Mind’s personal style workbook. Call it a very personal wardrobe spring-cleaning. Then, I followed Un-Fancy’s’s guideline on how to build a capsule wardrobe:
How can you determine which items to include in your capsule wardrobe? Ask yourself these questions:
Sounds simple but it requires a lot of thinking and consideration, which is a good exercise in order to find your personal style. For me, since I’m pregnant, my capsule wardrobe revolves around items that I can be comfortable in without sacrificing style, items that I can expand in and items that I can mix and match with ease.
Here’s a sneak peek of my pregnancy capsule collection for Jan-March.
Interested in trying out a capsule wardrobe? Comment below.