If the capsule wardrobe only teaches you one thing its this;
What do you wear?
Magazines regularly tell us what basics we need to form a successful wardrobe but reality is actually this, you already know what your personal basics are its all that extra noise and static that makes us start reaching for things that in hindsight were probably never going to work out.
Pushing the boat out and having fun with fashion is one of my favourite things to do however with the capsule you are limited to what you can wear so what was fun yesterday might not fit your lifestyle today. It’s during the capsule wardrobe that I start having those morning thoughts of “I really want to wear this . . .” moments and often this item, well its usually in my other wardrobe stashed away for three months time.
Today I wanted to give you a quick run down of what I think are my actual, personal basics;
- Grey v-neck T-shirt
- White v-neck T-shirt
- Skinny blue jeans
- Jersey H&M gathered dress
- Black leggings
- Longline cardigan in black!
- Jersey pencil skirt black or striped
- Black Blazer
- Running shoes
What I think is also interesting is none of these actual basics cost very much. When I started the capsule my aim was to have great, better priced items and that they would somehow make dressing better. Reality however? Most of these items are from H&M. I know I am a high street kind of girl (bar a pair of Miu Miu sunglasses which I am seriously thinking about saving for.) but I never imagined how items I really love and wear effortlessly are less about how much I spent on them and more about their fit and how they effect me on a deeper level. So if you are just beginning your capsule journey know your basics don’t have to be what magazines tell you or have to be really expensive they are just simply what you want to wear, everyday.