Creating Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe
As temperatures begin to cool, time to put away the tank tops and shorts and fill your closet with things that will keep you warm.
For fall, you may find yourself wanting autumn colors and cozy fabrics. Just keep in mind only to choose colors that flatter your own coloring.
Slow Living style, which I advocate, means slow fashion consciousness- clothes that will last, environmentally friendly and made ethically.
And a slower fashion cycle with clothes can work in more than one season.
Try a capsule wardrobe. For a cozy 10-piece capsule wardrobe you can use in both fall and winter, add the following to your closet...
1 pullover sweater
1 LS top, pullover
1 LS top, button-down
3 pairs of pants or leggings
1 dress or jumper
1 long skirt
Once you've chosen your 10 pieces, the best way to try them out quickly is to do the 10x10 challenge. I confess that I am not sure who created it. I first found out about it on Pinterest.
But from what I understand, it's a 10-day challenge. You create 10 outfits using those 10 pieces, for ten days. Try it and see if those ten pieces will work for your capsule wardrobe.
Have fun with it!
Daily uniforms are a limited set of outfits that align with each of your major lifestyle activities and make getting ready totally effortless. - minimalism.co
Creating a Daily Uniform
Creating a daily uniform is a great way to simplify a minimalist mom capsule wardrobe even further.
But it doesn't eliminate the need for a capsule wardrobe altogether. In fact, if having daily uniforms is your goal, then your capsule wardrobe becomes the collection of daily uniforms.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that each daily uniform needs to be one that flatters you. If you love the way emerald green looks on your best friend, but every time you borrow her emerald green cardigan, people ask if you're feeling okay, don't choose that color for your capsule wardrobe or to build a daily uniform around.
And if you want at least one daily uniform with a skirt in it, but aren't sure those cute tulip skirts flatter your hips, then choose a different style skirt for your uniform.
Start with a Color Capsule
Your color capsule should be a combination of neutrals and accent colors. If it is going to be a minimalist color capsule, limit your selection to one or two or each.
Choose one or two neutral colors, like black, dark brown, ivory, or grey. And one or two accent colors, like burnt orange, red, lime green or baby blue.
Make sure that the colors you choose not only look good on you, but go well together, so that you can mix and match them to create your capsule wardrobe & daily uniform.
Create a Minimalist Mom or Natural Style Capsule Wardrobe
The best place to look for your capsule wardrobe is your own closet.
Start by getting rid of anything you no longer love, or that you know doesn't love you back. If it's just going to hang in your closet, it's not a real part of your wardrobe, so you won't be able to depend on it.
Keep culling until what you have left is what you love dearly, that you trust to always look good on you.
Notice which colors are left and how much you have of the basics - tops, pants, jackets, cardigans, dresses, skirts, etc. If you have at least 5-10 pieces, you have your first minimalist capsule wardrobe.
If not, identify what's missing. Do you need more tops? Another pair of pants?
Make a wish list of what to add as you are able to do so.
Once you have your capsule wardrobe, you’ll be ready to choose a daily uniform or two.
Choosing Daily Uniforms
What you are looking for, here, are easy combinations of top and bottom, or one-piece outfits that you can wear in comfort again and again and enjoy. If you know you can count on them, there is almost no stress about choosing what to wear.
Because you are going to wear them over and over again, be sure to choose pieces that are of very good quality. You want them to last a long time.
Look for 2-3 daily uniforms in your new minimalist capsule wardrobe and organize them together in your closet. Choose the accessories you are most likely to wear with them, and make them easy to grab when you need them.
And let me know how it goes for you. I was thrilled to begin to identify uniforms I could count on again and again to look good on me. But also, to get clear on the compromises that were taking up needed space in my closet, so I could let them go.
Wishing you an easy, fun experience as you create your minimalist wardrobe and your daily uniforms.
I want to encourage you & help you uncover which colors make you shine the brightest.
And then, help you create the capsule wardrobe that will empower you to do just that.
Are you with me? Stay tuned!
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