24 August 2014

Preparing for a Capsule Wardrobe - #misskautumncapsule

I can't believe I am going to be attempting this new lifestyle... but as a serial shopper I need to start thinking more carefully about my clothing choices and stop impulse buying so I can build the perfect wardrobe!

Perfect wardrobe 

It is getting colder already in England so it is time to start building my Autumn capsule as soon as possible. I have aligned which month I believe belongs to which season if I continue to do this for future seasons.

Autumn September - November 
Winter December - February
Spring March - May 
Summer June - August

If you are not in the UK you may want to change which month belongs to which season.

What is in a capsule wardrobe?

You can make up your own rules it's your wardrobe... but from doing some research it seems to be the following -  

Up to 40 items of clothing (There has to be a line somewhere, it could be less).

Break down your wardrobe into Tops, Bottoms, Dresses, Shoes and Outerwear to start the process. Anything else is not included in the items.

No new purchases during the season except if an item is damaged and needs replaced. (This is probably the hardest part!)

Steps to get started!

I  have taken inspiration from Anna as she has recently done Wardrobe Week which included the first step...

1) EMPTY! Take it all out.. give it a good clean and start a fresh!

2) Place all your clothes into piles :-
Keep - This is part of next season and will be part of the 40 items
Get rid - What on earth is that doing in here? Ditch it (charity bag)!
Seasonal - Love it but not for next season
Wish - Doesn't fit, want it to and save for later

3) Start to go through what is in the keep pile and which season it would be most relevant to.

4) Select your 40 items. I am going to do a further split  - Work & Weekends

5) Start to build outfits with the 40 items and have a last check they are what you are going to be happy with for the next 3 months.

6) If you are going on holiday mid season this is not included in the capsule wardrobe collection (phew!)

I now have just over a week to get all these steps sorted and start building my wardrobe... I will keep you posted and I will start a hashtag on my Instagram and show you some outfits during the season maybe with a monthly roundup of which outfits worked best. #misskautumncapsule

Disclaimer - If you are dieting like I am chances are sometimes your clothes get too big and you need to get a smaller size. If I need to do this I will trade for an item similar i.e. black skirt for black skirt or trousers for trousers. 

Eeek! I best get started! Who is joining me? 

Love Miss K xx
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1 comment

  1. i dream to do this rather than have 3 wardrobes of clothes and shoes. I cant get rid of shoes though, like i am losing part of my heart....


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