Spring Wardrobe Wishlist

It is about that time where I update my wardrobe and I bring in new colours and textures that are light and airy for Spring. Before I create this capsule wardrobe I wanted to put together some items that I have been seeing in stores and online that I would love to be a part of my capsule wardrobe: Spring Edition. 

I have yet to create a capsule wardrobe in the spring or summer so with that in mind I honestly do not remember what I have packed away that needs to come out and be worn. I feel that I may be lacking in the staple pieces department and want to make sure I am covered that way. The items about are definitely staple items and would work in multiple seasons. 

It is still very cold where I live so I do not see myself getting my spring capsule wardrobe together yet but when I do I will be posting about it (naturally). 

What is on your wishlist for Spring time? 

-K

 

Below are links to all the times I posted above: 

Ivory Cape: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ca/en/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=39029855&category=W_NEWARRIVALS

Black Cape Blazer: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ca/en/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=38184909&color=001&category=MORE_IDEAS

One Piece Swimsuit: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ca/en/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=38240610&category=W_NEWARRIVALS

Trench Coat: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ca/en/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=38371241&category=W_NEWARRIVALS&color=016

Lace Dress: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-new/4130265305702.jsp#/

Peach Buttondown: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-new/4110259832000.jsp#/

White V-neck: http://aritzia.com/en/product/felipe-sweater/58465.html?dwvar_58465_color=1275

Denim Shorts: http://aritzia.com/en/product/roller-bleu-cult/59645.html?dwvar_59645_color=1520

Printed Cami: http://aritzia.com/en/product/lyrical-camisole/58974.html?dwvar_58974_color=5460

Jersey Dress: http://aritzia.com/en/product/inland-dress/59131.html?dwvar_59131_color=6028

Pencil Skirt: http://aritzia.com/en/product/celia-skirt/58858.html?dwvar_58858_color=6028

 

Fall Capsule Update

It has almost been a full two months since I began using my Capsule Wardrobe (fall edition). I enjoy the effortlessness of having a small amount of clothing to choose from while getting ready for a night out or a weekend away. As I have said before, the hardest part about getting ready or packing my bags for a trip is deciding what to bring! This has narrowed my closet down to under 40 items (including shoes and jackets) which includes all items I would wear without a second guess. 

Since it is now the last few weeks of the Fall edition to my wardrobe I wanted to give it a quick look over and see what items I haven't utilized at all. 

  1. Purple disco pants
  2. Fur sweater 
  3. Green sweater dress
  4. Black dress with beige stripes 
  5. Black romper

My goal for the next two weeks is to make an effort to wear these pieces before it is time to change over to my Winter Wardrobe. If I find that I am not wearing these I then have to ask myself if I even want to keep these specific items. I know for sure I have got a lot of wear out of my disco pants and that even though I have never worn the black romper I will for sure be wearing it in other seasons! I chose to put the romper in my fall wardrobe to push myself to layer and try to wear a summer item in other seasons.

Hopefully I can keep this mental note of what needs more love in my Capsule and choose to wear these pieces over others. 

-K

Updated Wardrobe Declutter: December 2015

I have been in a declutter mood lately, getting rid of anything I have no use for or that take up space in my not so spacious room. Last week I had another decluttering party (by myself!) where I tackled my closet space. I knew that all the clothing that was in my current capsule wardrobe was safe to stay but I had a lot other pieces that have not seen the light of day in a few seasons. When going through my clothing I had to figure out what I love and what I don't. 

To start the cleaning process, I pulled out all of the items that I A) have not worn in a really long time, B) Do not like the way they fit, or C) I do not feel like I love the item on me. Once these items were thrown onto my bed in an extremely horrendous pile I sorted through them making one section for things I was for sure not keeping and things that I needed to try on again. 

To be honest, 90% of the items were given away to a new home that would give them more love. I only kept things that I liked the fit of and that made me feel good about myself while wearing them. My closet feels half the size of what it used to be but I feel like I know everything in there is something I could wear and feel comfortable in. 

Looking back on the process of decluttering I felt very accomplished and pleased about the items I decided to keep. I now have more space in my closet for new things that would complement the current items in my wardrobe. I am looking forward to decluttering my dresser drawers as well as the bins under my bed of seasonal items, but thats for another time.

-K

My Take On A Capsule Wardrobe - Fall 2015

So here I go, being the organization junkie that I am I fell through another black hole of the internets cleanly corners. I somehow stumbled upon the idea of a Capsule Closet, yes like a time capsule. I could go off and explain in detail the reasons as to why someone would want to live this way (living out of a capsule...) but basically all you need to know is:

  1. This wardrobe update will create a minimalistic way to look at how you style the clothing items you currently love
  2. It supposedly cuts outfit planning time in half
  3. As well as creates a palate that lets you interchange the pieces to create totally different outfits

This not only got me excited for its structure but I thought this would be perfect for me! I always spend a good 30 minutes in the shower thinking about what I want to pack when I go to spend the weekend at my boyfriends place.

After a few hours planning out how I am going to make this work I set forth to putting my 2015 Fall Capsule Wardrobe together. 

Click here to read more about capsule wardrobes

Click here to download the helpful workbook to planning your Capsule Wardrobe

I compiled my clothing and had a good hard look at what I actually wear and what I could live with only utilizing for the next 2 months.  I followed the guidelines as to what works for others and TADA! A fall wardrobe was born!

Here is what my capsule wardrobe is comprised of:

  • 4 pairs of pants: 2 pairs of black skinny jeans from American Eagle & Forever21 (slits on knees), a pair of shiny purple disco pants from American Apparel, & a pair of dark green skinny jeans from the Material Girl line sold at Hudson Bay
  • 1 skirt: I am not a huge skirt fan and rarely wear dresses in the fall and winter months but I added this to my capsule to force myself to wear things I like enough to buy but can't seem to ever let out of my closet! So here its goes; a black faux leather skirt from Forever21
  • 4 dresses;  All of these dresses are from Forever21 I recently went online to purchase a nice bundle of fall dresses. All are in darker colour families with a more modest cut in thicker fabrics to keep me warm. 
  • 8 Tops: I tried to keep it as neutral as possible when picking my tops for this wardrobe. I love a good grey scale when it comes to clothing and I wanted to make sure that i included every possible top I would want to layer with. All of the tops are from Forever21 except the navy top H&M and the black and white t-shirts American Eagle
  • 5 knit Sweaters: yes I realize this is a lot of sweaters to have in my wardrobe but I live in them! They are all crew neck style with a higher low detail except for the dark purple towards the back. From front to back: Tan sweater from H&M, Mint Forever21, Dark Green UrbanOutfitters, Purple (this one is not a pullover but actually a very sheer knit that buttons all the way up the front Urban Outfitters, Black Forever21, and lastly the furthest back sweater is an ombre from a tealy/green colour down to white Love Culture 
  • 1 Romper: You may be asking yourself why would I ever want to wear a sleeveless shorts romper during the fall in Canada. Don't worry I think the same thing... I wanted to challenge myself to wear something that I could add lots of layers to. For example; I could wear this romper with tights, a cardigan, my leather jacket and my black heels... see I am not soo crazy right? Romper from Forever21
  • 7 Pieces of Outerwear:  I love a good jacket and from the photos you can probably tell that I enjoy dark green a little bit too much! A few weeks ago I was very tempted to get a dark green vest from H&M but opted for the navy blue because I knew that was the right option to go with .... Anyways, All of my jackets and thicker cardigans are from Forever21  except for the green jacket with leather arms (Ardenes)
  • 5 Pairs of Shoes: When it came to picking shoes it was pretty simple. I am not a huge shoe person nor do I like to change up what I wear on my feet so picking shoes was the easiest decision! All of the shoes I picked were from (can you see a pattern) Forever21  except for my white converse sneakers and a pair of black suede booties from Aldo

Now accessories are not added to this list of items so you would think that would be a whole other story of organizing... but to be completely truthful I am not a huge accessory fan! I have 3 purses that I like to use (my large black bag by Kate Spade, a small black crossbody from Forever21 as well as a nude crossbody clutch from Aldo). I also only have a handful on necklaces and bracelets I wear which are all stored together in one handy bag. 

Taking a step back and reviewing my new wardrobe I am very interested as to what will happen the next time I am getting ready to go to my boyfriends place (which is tomorrow). I hope this minimizes time to pack as well as gives me enough options that I am not stuck wearing something twice. I do keep essentials at his place which will help me if I do get stuck.

I am looking forward to writing my next post on this topic and showing what I packed in my bag this round!

-K