A capsule wardrobe was a term first coined in the 1940s. It is a wardrobe that contains a few small pieces all of the same color scheme that can easily be mixed and matched to effortlessly create multiple outfits. I love using a capsule wardrobe for all of my basics and then adding pops of color and trends throughout. A capsule wardrobe contains things of good quality and fit that can last years. A few things for a capsule wardrobe could be:
Straight legged Jeans
Black Turtle Neck
These are basic items that you can and will wear over and over. These may not necessarily be trendy or particularly your style, but once incorporated anyone can wear these! A capsule wardrobe may also include items that are more similar to your particular fashion taste and style! Some of these items might include like:
Snake skin boots
Corduroy pants or a skirt
High Top Tennis Shoes
A bedazzled bag
Again these items might be thought of as more trendy but also still very versatile when paired with different outfits! My biggest tip when starting to create a capsule wardrobe is to try and stick with a color scheme. It doesn’t mean that everything has to be black, white, grey, but if colors are your thing try and stick with all neons or pastels, or maybe more earthy tones are more your style. Just be aware when buying items for your wardrobe buy items you love to wear and are comfortable. Starting to invest in a capsule wardrobe will not only save you time and money, but will also help cut down on waste. Everyone should start one, just one piece at a time.
In a world filled with over consumption, is it important to realize how this affects us and where we live! Over consumption doesn’t just mean over eating or using too much gas. Over consumption in the fashion industry is also a huge issue. Everyone wants the newest and coolest thing and in a world of fast fashion and fast food, it’s very possible. Here are a few ways to help you, help the planet:
COVID really slowed some of the progress being made on the reusable bag and cup front. But if you do need to bring water with you while running errands, use a reusable cup or bottle! It’s just as convenient but you won’t have to worry about having water bottles stack up in your car if you forget to take them in.
Wearing what you already have in your closet! I know it sounds silly but dig in the part of your closet you rarely go to and see if there are any hidden gems! Something doesn’t fit? DONATE. That way you make more room for something new or something new to you! There are stores everywhere that you can sell your old clothing to the store and get something new in exchange!
Go meatless once a week! I promise it sounds harder then it actually is. Have some cheese ravioli for dinner or a tuna sandwich or sushi for dinner! Not a fan of fish? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a classic but delicious lunch alternative! It’s also a really fun way to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, cause why not!? One day a week without meat won’t kill anyone, plus it’s a fun way to make some new recipes.
Overall I think it’s better to just reflect on something before buying or consuming it. Will it bring me lasting happiness or use? No, then probably not a great buy. Instant gratification is great, but it’s not an essential part of life.
The simple white tee. It’s classic, easy, and it goes with almost anything. Dress it down with jeans a sneakers or dress it up with a skirt and sandals.
A easy and fun dress for Spring or Summer. Everyone needs one easy and cute outfit to wear during those warmer months! Whether it’s to wear out on a date or just to run errands everyone needs a cute dress they can feel confident in!
A great pair of sneakers! Whether you love a clean white pair or a cute stylish pair of New Balances, sneakers are the new heels! Who doesn’t love a comfortable shoe.