Capsule Wardrobe, starting pieces
The green cortlands
I’m beginning to gather items for my capsule wardrobe. Since we are at the tail end of summer, my plan is to make this a fall/winter wardrobe. Above are all the items I’m going to include (except the shorts, changed my mind on those), but you can imagine there is still plenty of room for more.
While Caroline’s concept is to avoid shopping and have all your items picked out for the 3 months, I may need to bend a bit on that rule depending on how my belly grows. Almost everything shown above should work for the majority of my pregnancy, so I’m hoping to focus on strategic choices that are easy to mix and match!
Goal items to include:
-1 more pair of denim
-1 more pair of non-denim pants
-6-7 more tops
-3-4 pairs of shoes
Since I stay home now, I’ve noticed what I’m drawn to wearing on a daily basis and used that information to help me guide me in picking my wardrobe.
3 “rules” I’m planning on following as I build the wardrobe:
1. No linen. Linen seems to be everywhere. It seems like every shirt I pick up at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx is linen. And you know what? Linen is too high maintenance. I’m not going to take the extra time to hand wash or hang to dry. It’s just not worth it to me right now!
2. Stretch. This is probably an obvious one because I’m pregnant, but even if I weren’t I’d be looking for stretchy/forgiving material. I spend my days picking things up, holding david, sitting on the floor playing, etc. so really structured tops with no “give” don’t get worn much. I find that I miss dressing up a bit because I often did when I worked behind the chair, so whenever I work out of the home, I find myself dressing up a bit because I can.
3. Neutrals or blue’s. Those are my favorite tones to wear, so I’d like to stay within the same “color family” so it’s simple to mix and match.
I’m really excited about this challenge. I’ve already felt limited with my wardrobe as my belly has started to grow, so re-wearing my favorite pieces over and over has actually been pretty nice! It takes the guess work out of what I’m going to wear.
I’ll share my final capsule with you once it’s completed. Next, my intention is to share as many outfit pics as I reasonably can as I wear the items. I hope it helps inspire some creativity within your own wardrobes, whether you have the same items or not AND whether you are pregnant or not.