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.
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! Lets seek 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.
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 Rachel from friends. 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…
Pinterest! I don’t have to explain this… but (try) don’t click on the images that lead you to a shop. Shop that you like may represent what you want but I wouldn’t go browsing them in this phase of the capsule building process.
This one is the most fun. Ask your girlfriend to go sit on a terras downtown on a sunny day look at the different looks of the people you see walking by. 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! That’s why you have to take a friend, a better option is to take your boyfriend 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:
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.