This is not a fad for me…this is a serious lifestyle change that I fully embraced over a year ago. I am currently in my fifth capsule and am still loving the process.
Having less has given me so much more: more time to spend with my dog in the morning instead of contemplating what to wear, more money to spend on experiences rather than items, more mental free space to focus on projects and ideas that really matter to me, and more soundness in what my personal style and preferences are.
I’ve learned so much about myself and my tastes through this practice, and I don’t think the learning process will ever stop. You slowly notice a theme or certain patterns developing in your closet. My personal uniform is made up mostly of black, grey, or white, of sandals, and of maxi skirts or dresses.
The idea of a capsule wardrobe started in my closet but has leaked into all facets of my life. I have narrowed down my make-up, my cleaning supplies, my books, and my photo albums. The KonMari Method, found in Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up really says it all: if it does not spark joy, get rid of it. You will be glad you did.
Side note: Stylebook is WELL worth the few dollars to purchase the app. Putting together different looks and combinations within a capsule is incredibly easy with their user-friendly interface.
Thanks for sharing these fabulous photos with us, Sara! I LOVE your work look ensembles.
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