When I have a full schedule, the last thing I want to think about is clothes. I have found capsule wardrobes to be extremely helpful for this, but it wasn't really working out for me this time. I chose all my items and had them in my closet. It wasn't a large capsule wardrobe, but it felt suffocating. I toyed with the idea of a uniform but I am not sure I could make that work.
Like many people, I know what I like to wear. If you have been following my wardrobes for a while you know that I often repeat the same items over and over. Certain clothes make it into every single wardrobe. I took those items out of my closet and separated them from the rest. I am going to call this my core capsule.
My core capsule consists of 10 items. 3 pairs of pants and 7 tops. I wear these items constantly and that isn't going to change any time soon.
|Apparently I like to wear black and grey.|
I have decided that instead of designing entire capsule wardrobes, I will simply choose pieces to add to my core capsule every month. This will help me choose items that make sense depending on the weather and what my life is demanding of me that month. It will also keep my capsule wardrobe feeling fresh and fun. I will simply shop my closet every month.
I have added 13 items to my core capsule this month, for a total of 23 items. 2 of those items are not pictured, as I just ordered them from an ethical clothing company. I will share my thoughts on those items after I have had a chance to wear them. My May capsule will encompass Mother's Day, Playschool graduation, my daughter's birthday, my Grandma's 80th birthday and my cousin's wedding. (Plus all the regular life in between!)
My May capsule items include my coral blazer, my black jumpsuit, striped sundress, 2 Harry Potter t-shirts, floral off-the-shoulder top, black nursing top, raspberry nursing sweater, blue tank top, cropped jeans and pink jeans. It is a nice amount of colour to go along with my neutral core wardrobe.
Happy Wednesday, friends!