Hey guys! Recently, I have been seeing articles on creating a capsule wardrobe everywhere. There are a couple of popular variations, and they are quite similar. Up first is the "5 Piece French Wardrobe" wherein you start with a certain set of basics and every season, shop for 5 items to add to your repertoire. They can be trendy or just something that catches your eye. The second variation is essentially the same idea, you just start with a set amount of pieces instead of certain items. Also, when you go shopping for the next season, you can shop for as many items as you want, but keep it in the same range of pieces you started out with. The second idea is the one I decided to go with. Both are mostly a practice in thoughtfulness and making life a little easier. However, I chose to go with the second one because I didn't like the idea of having a set list of basics to start with. My basics are not always what the next persons are, so I felt like there was more freedom with Un-Fancy's system.
For this, I pared my clothes down to the suggested amount of 37 pieces, and while it was hard, I learned what I like most and how to appreciate it. I mostly got rid of tops, lots of tops. I'm pretty positive I only wear 6 or 7 on rotation. It was rough until I realized "Hey, I get to go shopping! Yayyyy!" First, I had to narrow down how many pieces I wanted to purchase, and what said pieces were. This is where I turned to Pinterest and Instagram to see what was up for fall. I decided on sticking with the 5 items, just seems like a good number. Listed below, they are:
4. High Rise Jeans. A classic that happens to be on trend.
5. A turtleneck! I can't believe I bought a turtleneck, but I love it.
There you have it! I'm loving this system so far, and I'll let you know what I'm going to be looking for in the spring, once it's time for the earth to thaw. For now, let me know if you've tried the capsule wardrobe and what you chose to shop for this season! Happy shopping!