Mindy’s High School Wardrobe Mastery

This post is part of a Show & Tell series of posts featuring TROG readers and the capsule wardrobe-inspired changes they’ve made to their wardrobes and lives. Read all the posts in this series here.

Mindy is the youngest of my three sisters, and by far the youngest participant in this blog challenge. 🙂 She writes:

Fall 2015 has been my very first capsule, and I am L O V I N G the concept, although I haven’t gotten picky and down to the details on it. One of my favorite parts about capsule is how it makes me be intentional about what I purchase, and even about what I wear. I tend to get stuck on a track, wearing only a few of my very favorite things over and over until I am tired of them, and I’m sure everyone that sees me is too.

At first when my sisters got started with capsule wardrobe, I was intrigued, but certain that it wouldn’t work for me right now. But Melanie was so excited about it, and so sure that I would love it, that I decided to actually try it.

I love so many things about capsule, but my absolute favorite part is the confidence-builder that it has been for me. I care about looking good, and when I don’t feel like I look good, that pretty much puts a damper on my entire day. Part of it I’m sure is that I care way too much about what other people think of me, but I think that as women, we want to look good, and need to be able to feel good about ourselves. When I love every piece hanging in my closet, it is so much easier for me to put on an outfit, look in the mirror, and actually like what I see.


I L O V E fall. Everything about it. Pretty leaves, coffee, bonfires, blankets, pumpkin everything, hayrides, hoodies…it’s just wonderful.

Plaid will always be one of my go-to pieces in fall. So cozy, comfortable, and comforting! And I love how many ways you can wear it. Scarf, cardigan with cuffed sleeves, open over another shirt, pull-over sweater over it, or just by itself!


Another one of my favorites this season has been my chambray button-down. If you don’t have one of these, go buy one. Such a simple, versatile piece! If I could wear mine every day, I would. This is the first piece that I applied the capsule method of paying a bit more for something that I absolutely love, and it hasn’t disappointed! This has been such a fun piece for me, as I can dress it up or down, depending on the occasion.


​Needless to say, I am loving capsule wardrobe so far, and to all the skeptics, I would definitely say give it a try! The process itself is so fun, and you will not regret it! I can’t wait to start on my winter capsule!

Mindy, I’m so proud of the changes you’ve made and what a fabulous job you’ve done of implementing the capsule concept at the ripe old age of fifteen. You’re amazing!

This girl’s got good taste, y’all — you can connect with her on Pinterest, and if you found this post helpful or inspiring, leave her some love in the comments below!

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