Friday, 8 April 2016

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

I recently had a nightmare day tackling a pile of ironing after leaving the pile to grow and grow for weeks. I realised that I had SO many clothes, that I was able to leave the ironing for weeks and weeks and really, was there any need in life to have 8 identical black vests? So this tweet went out and the Great Wardrobe Clearout of 2016 commenced.

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

The Clearout

The first job was to clear out my wardrobe. Now, I've "cleared out" my wardrobe before. And when I say cleared out, I mean threw out one top and a pair of shoes and felt justified in buying ten more items to replace them. 

This time it is serious. 

Anything that didn't fit, didn't suit or was a replication was out. Also, anything that I hadn't worn since September got the big NO. This was just ONE of the piles of clothes I created in the spare room. 

The hardest bit was throwing out clothes that I'd never worn but have never fit me. It's time to be realistic...ugh! 

I donated all the clothes to a local charity shop so hopefully, they'll find a good home somewhere. 
Creating a Capsule Wardrobe


The next step in my grand journey was to start planning my capsule wardrobe using what I had left over. I wrote down lists of every item of clothing in my wardrobe in this gorgeous little notebook before heading over to Polyvore to create outfit collages. 

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe


You can follow me on Polyvore by clicking this link. I could spend hours on this website creating collages! I tried to use items very similar to items already in my wardrobe. I did add some new items in but tried to make sure that if I was going to buy new clothes, they were going to go with at least five other items. 

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

I'm still on the capsule wardrobe journey...and I know there's still horrors hanging on my rails that I still need to get rid of but my eventual aim is to have a wardrobe full of good quality classics that will create multiple outfits. Then any "fashion" pieces can be bought from cheaper stores and I won't feel so guilty about getting rid of them after the season is over! And hopefully, I'll never EVER have to tackle an ironing mountain again...

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What would you say is a wardrobe essential? Could you create a capsule wardrobe?

Have a beautiful day, inside and out

Tori xx

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