capsule wardrobing step 3

Capsule Wardrobing step 3

After weeding out your closet aka donating what is ill fitting or just doesn’t make you happy and storing items that aren’t for this season. You’ve lived at least two weeks with a capsule that, like mine, probably is far from perfect. If you have had to buy clothes because you didn’t have proper fitting ones or lacked basics to combine thats fine. But, know that it always better to wait a while until you get a better insight of who you are and what your would like to communicate to the world with your clothes.

reflection


and your current style of clothes with or without the help of a few handy questionnaires, its time to move on.

Let’s find out what gets the fire burning inside! Let’s seek out exitement and inspiration!

Where to find this…

Blogs ! Bloglovin is  a great tool to keep al your favorite bloggers in one place. It’s also handy to find a range of styleblogs and select upon the style of the bloggers that speak to you, which ones you’d like to follow.

Magazines ! Although I have to say ( sorry print media) I find it much more inspiring to see real people in real life do their thing with fashion instead of watching air brushed models. There is also too much focus on selling what’s hot now and it may or may not have anything to do with your personal style.  You’ll find a broader range of inspiration online. Plus they are expensive.

Instagram: Instagram is a pool of inspiration when it comes to finding personal style ideas.

Tv shows and movies! Find a character which style you like.. For instance Penny, from “the Big Bang Theory”. If you like poppy colors and you like having that “Girl Next Door” look, then that’s probably your thing ! The next step is to find other characters of other shows that have that same vibe, like maybe Rachel from friends. She has the girl next door look too, but in a more grown up way. You might like sexy Cécé from New Girl or Jess, which are clearly two different styles. Cécé has a more Kardashian vibe which you can also look into and Jess is completely retro.  Julianna Margieles from “The Good Wife “makes me think of Robin from How I met Your Mother and so on and on you could link one character to another. Stylists on these shows have put a lot of work and thought into completing the whole character on a fashion level. So you should definitely benefit from their hard work to help you find your style.

Pinterest!  Again, a pool of ideas and information about anything you’d like.

This one is the most fun. Ask your girlfriend for a drink on a sunny day and sit outside on a terras where a lot of people pass by. Look at the different styles the people are flaunting. Don’t forget to take a notebook and a pen with you.

The final step is taking a friend that isn’t into fashion at all into a higher end store and going over different fabrics and colors and shapes of the clothing they sell. This way you can touch the items and feel  the fabrics and the colors you like. It’s better to do this in a high end store, chances are their clothes will be made of higher quality fabrics. No one want’s to touch synthetics the whole time. Don’t buy anything! That’s where the not so into fashion friends comes in handy. A better option is to take your boyfriend or husband, who will probably turn pale once he sees the prices of the items there.

Don’t forget to take notes of anything you like. Try to group them into categories such as:

-VIBE

-COLOR PALETTE

-STYLES

-FABRICS

Try not to worry about make up and accessories. That’s just the icing on the cake we still have to make & this will just flow naturally after you’ve did your research. Not tho say that make up and accessories are for anyone, some people just like to go au naturel, without too much fuss.

Love love,

Maureen

It’s almost, like… legit, summer you guys! Here are my quick tips to build your summer capsule wardrobe. If you might be a bit late this time around… Just like me.

It’s almost summer, so let’s get capsule wardrobing! I love capsule wardrobing. I find that it is such a good tool to have oversight over your wardrobe. I makes it easier to define your style because items that never get worn pop out immediately. Because you own lesser clothes, you can actually invest in items of quality and make more sustainable choices. You tend to buy less, so it also saves you money. Since you are here and you are reading this post I don’t think I still have to convince you to get in to capsule wardrobing. So here are my eight quick tips to start your summer capsule wardrobe with.

  1. Define your style. Really, put a label on it. It will help you pick the best of many choices. For instance, I had to pick one out of 3 white blouses. Because I named my style ( quirky, playful, feminine ) It was so much easier to pick one out of three items in the same category.
  2. Always choose the best quality item.
  3. Make as many sets and outfits as you can. If you want to build a good capsule wardrobe, you have to select pieces that work well together so that you can make the most combinations as you can.
  4. Make sure you wardrobe works has a whole. There for you have to know your style, but also which colours work with your skin tone.
  5. Layer, layering is key if you are working with a small wardrobe.
  6. Give a shout out to one toned outfits. If you’re going to get classy, this is the short cut to doing that.
  7. If you are unsure, take photo’s. This was my first assignment in style school. I had to take pictures of every outfit I owned. Which was a lot of work, but payed of later as I could easily eliminate what did not work for me. I kept the photos of what did work as a portfolio in my phone and opened them If I did not know what to wear. Until this day I still take pics when I’m unsure of something in my closet or something I want to buy.
  8. Down-time capsules are equally important. It makes no sense to have a nice day time/ work capsule and having to look in every corner and under the bed so to speak for a nice down time legging ,nice night dress or good sporty outfit. Our down time at home is equally or maybe even more important these days ( written in corona time ) than our outside lives. So equally invest in a good year- round downtime capsule wardrobe.
  9. If you have a bit more time to work around your summer capsule wardrobe, click this link….

Love love,

Maureen