What is a Spring Capsule Wardrobe?
Good Morning! Spring is coming. Now is the time to start thinking about sewing or compiling your Spring 2016 Capsule.
What makes up a Wardrobe Capsule? Caroline Rector defines it as “a mini wardrobe made up of 37 really versatile pieces that you totally love to wear.” Before you feel your heart palpitating, you don’t have to throw away everything in your closet. Think about each season separately, then clear your closet except for those set number of pieces. Don’t let 37 pieces constrict you. The combinations are endless. For example, I only wear maybe 3 different pairs of shoes depending on the season. I don’t need to have 10 choices for shoes to make-up my 37 pieces. Since Spring is coming soon, let’s focus on creating a capsule for Spring only right now.
Research Fashion Trends
Now that you’re somewhat familiar with a Wardrobe Capsule how should you get started? Start by asking “Am I interested in the latest trends?” If the answer is yes, then start by researching the latest trends on Google, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, etc. You can read magazines like Elle, Mademoiselle, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue for inspiration. Use these resources as a guide on what you’d like to add to your capsule. What are some of the trends for Spring 2016? Here’s a list of a few:
- White Shirts
- Victorian Sleeves
Here’s my Pinterest compilation of Spring 2016 fashion trends.
What trends do you like for Spring 2016?
My dear friend, Becca DuVal, has a whole section of her blog, Free Notion, devoted to Wardrobe Capsule tips. She goes in depth about determining the perfect style for your body type, how to determine your body type, how to mix and match, and the
dreaded cleaning out your closet. The coolest part, in my opinion, about creating a wardrobe capsule is that you’re saving time and energy when it comes to getting dressed.
Here is Caroline Rector’s five-step approach to building your own capsule wardrobe.
- Pare down your closet to 37 items.
- Wear only those 37 items for three months.
- Don’t go shopping during the season.
- During the last two weeks of the season, plan and shop for your next capsule.
- The amount you buy for the next capsule is up to you, but less is more.
Pop over and read all of Caroline Rector’s great tips for pairing down your closet! Do you think you can stick to this pledge?
Here’s your challenge for this week. Research the latest Spring 2016 fashion trends to find what works best for you. Everyone won’t be the same. Find the styles and trends that speak to you.
Next week, I’ll be back with Part 2: Bring Your Style Together.