5 Steps to Updating Your Capsule Wardrobe

Since starting this blog last year, I have moved away from a rigid capsule system to more of a relaxed, streamlined approach to my wardrobe. I think the initial capsule rules were necessary to get me started (and might be necessary if you’re an impulse buyer!), but once I got into the right mindset, the capsule just happened naturally without meticulous planning. I haven’t had any unthought-out splurges or excessive amounts of clothing in the last year. My wardrobe is still carefully curated – but it needs a refresh, and what better time to do this than in January?

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5 Things I Learnt From My First Capsule Wardrobe

Blog-web3I’ve been capsule-wardrobing now since January. It was my first experience with the concept of the capsule – and it’s safe to say that it’s been educational! Here are five things I’ve learnt from the process over the past few months.

1. Capsuling is a state of mind

I initially thought it might be difficult to get into the swing of things. I’m not usually an impulse buyer, so the idea of mulling over each item you purchase and weighing up its value and purpose is not new to me. Nonetheless, the idea of committing to a set number of wardrobe pieces for a set amount of time was a little daunting at first. I found that you really have to get into a both pragmatic and minimalist (though I use this word with caution) state of mind for the capsule idea to work well for you – it’s like hypnotism, it won’t work unless you want it to!

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