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Declan’s Capsule Wardrobe

Hello Friends!

Do you remember when I shared about my capsule wardrobe? (If not, you can find that post here!) Well, today, I’m sharing our journey of going through D’s wardrobe and selecting his new capsule wardrobe. I’ll be honest, capsule wardrobes are always a work-in-progress. The reason is because you are cycling through your clothes. There will be pieces you no longer want to wear, pieces that no longer fit, pieces that have holes or stains, etc. Also it’s important to replace those items and often we don’t have the funds to buy everything all at once. If you do, more power to you! Personally, it’s best for me not to go on a clothing retail therapy trip. I always end up with things that I don’t need or that I think I like, but never wear. I’ve learned that I’m the type of person that needs to find something I love and buy piece by piece over time. I say all of this to say, you do you, boo. (Credit to January Harshe for that awesome catch phrase. ;)) All that matters is that you have less clothing to deal with and more of the clothing that best fits your own set style.

For D, I decided to just do a spring and summer capsule wardrobe and in August I’ll go through his fall and winter stuff.

This is what D has:

4 polo shirts

2 dress shirts

7 play shirts

2 pairs of jeans

2 pairs of plaid shorts

2 pairs of athletic shorts

1 pair of pjs (possibly 2)

sneakers

flip flops

dress shoes

play shoes

7 pairs of socks

10 pairs of undies

What we still need:

7 solid colored t-shirts (This will be bought from a great website, here.)

1 pair of jeans

2 pairs of khaki shorts

1 swimsuit (He has already lost one. :/)

2-3 pairs of pjs

As you can see, I’m giving D a lot more clothing options. The main reason is because he is a growing boy and he stains EVERYTHING.  Below are a few outfits from recent outings:

I plan to share John’s capsule wardrobe soon and more details on how we decided to start this journey and even more how-to’s. Stay tuned! 😉

What items would you consider necessary for a child(ren)’s capsule wardrobe?

<3 Anna

My Capsule Wardrobe

Hello Friends!

Today, I’m excited to share with you all my capsule wardrobe. It’s still a work in progress, but I’m so proud of how far I’ve come! I decided to create a capsule wardrobe for efficiency and let’s be honest—the less clothing to wash, the better! There are no rules when creating a capsule wardrobe.  You make your own rules and it’s really a process of learning as you go along.

These are a few of the rules/guidelines I created for my wardrobe:

7 t-shirts

5 dresses

2 blouses

2 tank tops

I have 3 seasonal shirts that I’m hanging on to and am undecided on whether I’ll keep them or not.

1 denim over shirt

1 collared shirt

1 black cardigan

1 brown cardigan

Outer wear-

4 pairs of leggings

2 pairs of jeans

1 grey skirt

1 jean skirt

1 black skirt

1 white skirt

1 polka dot skirt

Shoes

1 brown boots (I need to make sure these fit.)

1 cowgirl boots

1 slip on shoes

1 sandals

1 flip flops

Items to buy:

1 hoodie

1 black boots

1 rain jacket

1 tennis shoes

1 flannel shirt

One thing I’ve found is that there are a few shirts that I’m not completely in love with. (I replaced 1 t-shirt with the one pictured below.) My main goal now is to finish getting the items I want as I go and also create fun new looks with my “new” wardrobe. 😉

“Cats Against Cat Calls”

I’m festive in one of my outfits from my capsule wardrobe! <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Thoughts

This wardrobe idea worked so well for me that I decided to do it for Declan and John. I have just finished D’s and am still in the process of convincing John of how awesome it is. 😉 If anyone is interested in capsule wardrobes, I’m happy to talk with you. I’m still a newbie, but I love to learn and help educate others. I’ve found that jewelry, scarves, and headbands have made this even more fun. I’ve become a big accessory person to add a different personality to each outfit I wear. My advice for anyone starting out is to keep it fun and lots of trial and error. You will learn your own sense of style through this process and it helps you to not hang on to excess. Also don’t be afraid to let things go. If it’s a perfectly nice sweater, then someone else can find beauty and use in it. It doesn’t have to be yours. <3 If you spent the money on it and have worn it, you have already made it worth the expense. You will save money by wearing the things you own and love until they have worn out. Stay tuned for my next capsule wardrobe posts in the coming weeks.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for the Mandisa Out Of The Dark CD. Deadline for entries is Monday!

<3 Anna