Introducing my first (proper) capsule wardrobe! Now I know 50 pieces is not a capsule wardrobe to some, but it a huge cutback of wardrobe clutter for me.
While I put together this collage, I realised that 50 pieces is too many. I had a really tough time narrowing down my choices. I gave myself some slack as this is my first real go at creating a capsule wardrobe. I also have to consider that my body is constantly changing at the moment and I really have no idea how big I’ll get. I also wanted to be prepared for the last cold front that hits in September some times.
So why have I decided to create a capsule wardrobe?
Well, for a long time I’ve felt like I have too much stuff! I know, first world problems! But when living in a third world country, having first world problems can lead to some awkward feelings. When I fell pregnant I thought it would be the perfect time to try a capsule wardrobe. I have been putting away everything that doesn’t fit into storage or giving it away, and now that I have my last trimester in front of me I thought I’d give it a proper go.
I created this capsule by keeping the things that fit and that are season appropriate. So that narrowed down my choices quite a bit. I used Audrey’s method of creating a maternity capsule wardrobe as the base construction for this wardrobe. And then just added other things I felt would be a waste not to wear (I guess that is a rookie mistake, but we’ll see how it turns out.)
As you can see, I’ve not included accessories such as hats, jewellery or handbags in my capsule wardrobe. But I have narrowed down my options a little bit by choosing accessories that are colour and season appropriate.
I will be posting outfits made from only these pieces throughout Spring. (I calculated spring as 15 August – 15 November, because the end of winter is always quite warm. But that doesn’t correspond to my posting schedule exactly. That is a good thing, because you will get to see outfits I’ve actually worn.)