Planning + Prepping for My Capsule Wardrobe
I printed out her planner tool, and did a couple of the worksheets to get my ideas straight.
My intention, if this goes as planned, is to create a capsule wardrobe for this pregnancy. I have a decent amount of maternity clothes left over from last year that I can wear in the same seasons this year, but I’m finding some holes that need to be filled.
I worked behind the chair during the majority of my pregnancy last year, so a great deal of my clothes are a bit dressier. I need a few more casual, comfortable options given my lifestyle this time around.
This may sound incredibly dumb, but one of the things I noticed first about Caroline’s latest Capsule Wardrobe is how simple and monotone it is. And I loved it.
And frankly, I was impressed that she could pull it off. I wonder if people tell her she needs to wear color? I don’t think she needs to, but I wonder if she get’s that a lot.
You know, Olivia Pope basically only wears neutrals too so if she does it, I feel like that’s the direction I want to go.
I will attest to the fact that color adds life to one’s face more than, say, a grey shirt does, but I’m going to forget that I should probably wear more color and solely pick items that I know I’ll wear over and over.
SO. Enough about that already, but I had to share my revelation.
One of the parts of her wardrobe challenge is quitting shopping once the capsule is complete. That line may be a bit blurred since this is happening during pregnancy, and I may need to buy pieces as my belly grows. I also don’t think I’ll have 37 pieces, but I’m curious to see how that pans out as well.
I spent a bit of time sorting through my wardrobe already, phasing out clothes that won’t fit until next year (hopefully), and keeping my favorite maternity items in the drawers.
Once I get everything organized, I’ll share what I’m starting with, what I hope to fill it with, and then share some outfits along the way!
It’s been a bit of a long week, and an emotional one as well, so I’ve enjoyed having a “project” to work on and share here on the blog. Thanks for the encouraging comments from my post earlier on in the week, a lot of you had great ideas!