So I mentioned that I have a styling degree, that I didn’t put it into much use so far. I hope by writing these many steps towards a capsule wardrobe will change that fact a tiny bit 😉
The first thing you need to do, and I’m sure this is not NEWS to you, is:
DETOX and there for, this little cheat sheet..
After you’ve done this it’s time to take out your items FOR THE SEASON YOU FIND YOURSELF IN RIGHT NOW! Everything that is not for this season goes in storage.
YOU ARE OFFICIALLY AT THE START OF YOUR CAPSULE! HURRAY!
Then the last step of step one: Photograph all the clothes for the season you want to build your capsule for while you’re wearing them. This will give you a lot of insight on how colors look on you, how clothes look on your body and what works for your body type.
Notice the feeling you get while looking at these photo’s. Is this who you want to represent? What clothes represent you the most? Is this the style you want? What works for you and what doesn’t? Then just go with what you have and let it sit for a while.
If there are any clothes you don’t feel comfortable with, throw them into the donation pile and work with what you have for a week or two while you’re in your natural habitat. Aka sports, hobbies, home and your work situation. Write down what works & what are more frustrating points. See what you lack in your closet and what you have plenty of.
Also, try to notice items that are repeated but in different shapes or forms. For instance breton striped shirts in many different shapes or colors. Why is that. I’m going to give it away haha, this is probably your comfort zone. I’m guessing you did not buy these because your mum told you to.
Do you see a wardrobe staple in your capsule in progress?
When you have worked with your unfinished capsule for two weeks you will get a gigantic amount of information on your style and wardrobe. After you’ve let it sit to process this a while you will be ready for step two in the capsule building process. I will write more on step two in a few days.
Good luck guys!