Chloe here, reporting in on what might be the most fun project of my summer thus far. The last time we talked, I had embarked on my journey to a capsule closet and passed the milestones of clearing out the clutter and selecting a color theme.
I’m happy to report that I’ve applied the same techniques to my shoes, and currently have a shelf of loafers that are waiting to be donated. The footwear has definitely been the most challenging part of this process. I want comfortable shoes that I can wear to work and around town that go with all my outfits. It’s a tall order, but I’m taking a page out of my husband’s wardrobe style guide and going with grey flats. They go with my base colors (white & black) as well as all the accent colors (pink, blue, and purple). I’ve kept all my nice heels and am investing in some new walking sandals to replace my current ones.
Since it is physically impossible for me to do anything halfway, I made a Pinterest board not only with the items I’d like to add to my closet, but also the ones I currently have to give a good birds eye view of how well things are coordinating. You can check it out here: https://www.pinterest.com/chloejsayers/capsule-closet/
I thought there would be a lot of items I’d have to buy to round out my closet, but I was pleasantly surprised. Only 7 items on my Amazon wish list, none of which will break my clothing budget (if I don’t buy them all at once 😉
This is really the first time in my life that I’ve strategically thought about what I want to be wearing. Who knew learning how to dress oneself would take 22 years?!
Major lessons learned:
- Stick to a few colors so everything matches
- Only keep clothes that fit well and that you feel good in
- 1 high quality piece for $50 > 5 low quality pieces for $10 each
Any tips you’d add to the list?