I don't know about you, but I LOVE spring cleaning
. I used to have the hardest time with it though. I was so attached to my clothes, that I would refuse to get rid of any of it because "I might wear it one day or If I have a really nice party to go to, I can wear this dress." Who was I kidding?
If I did have a really nice party to go to, I would've just gone out and bought something for the occasion. A new excuse to go shopping, right? [caption id="attachment_591" align="aligncenter" width="503"]
Black, White, Gold- FrenchyFancy[/caption] I read some articles and watched a few YouTube videos on how to break this habit and I have made some major progress! If i can do it, you can too. I'll share my secrets on how to create your own capsule wardrobe
, so that you won't feel overrun by your closet again! So, what is a capsule wardrobe?
Well, it was first coined by London boutique owner, Susie Faux in the 1970's. Your capsule wardrobe is comprised of fashion items that never go out of style and can be worn any time of year. Then, the magic happens. These items are paired with others that are strictly seasonal. And, Voila! Think of your capsule wardrobe as a collection of your staple pieces that never
First thing is first, I like to take everything out of my closet and lay it out all over my room. This way, I start with a blank canvas.
Then, I gather all of my black pieces (color coordinating your closet helps you pick things out easier). As I start hanging things back up, I go through this mental checklist:
- How often do I wear this? Has it been worn in the past year?
- Is it still in good condition? Is it still in style?
- If I were shopping right now, would I buy this?
- Hesitation = donate!
With each item that you pick up, go through this sequence. Trust me, it really works!
Don't forget to make a donation pile, too! After all of the black items are in, I start picking up my grey items, then brown, tan, etc. The trick to the capsule wardrobe
is only keeping items that can be paired with anything in your closet. If you're running late for work or school, grab a couple things and you won't have to worry if you match! For example, a crisp, white tee and a black pencil skirt are capsule wardrobe pieces. Add some jewelry and heels, and you're out the door in no time! Well, depending on how fast you do your makeup. LOL.
Grab some coffee, jump into some comfy clothes, throw your hair up and take on this project! You will feel so accomplished and refreshed once it's all done. I want to see the end result, so be sure to tag me in the pic on Instagram at @shoptaylormonroe.
If you have questions, I'd love to help you out! Good luck, ladies! xoxo