Happy almost December, reader dear!
As you can tell from the previous post, I am excited about winter! Well, I’m excitied about pulling together my winter wardrobe. Maybe less excited about dark afternoons and icy mornings…
I suppose that’s the price you pay for cozy sweaters and layering!
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Back to the topic at hand… Winter Capsule. Why am I a capsule wardrobe geek? Capsules satisfy my need for variety AND my need for limits. Capsules help me keep tabs on my spending. Capsules allow me to create seasonal change in my relatively non-seasonal climate.
Here in Georgia, we have 6 months of hot and humid, two to four weeks of lovely each fall and spring and in between–what locals call winter. (Which much of the Northern Hemisphere calls fall/spring. Sorry, Georgia, but you know it’s true.)
Last week’s video about my inspiration for this winter begs the question…
How do you get from inspiration to reality?
Sounds like a perfect post for the last day of November!
(If you missed it.)
Since I’m all about shopping your wardrobe (more below), I select from colors already in my wardrobe. If I want to test out a new color, I’ll try an Add 5 or a Beauty Bundle. (YES! You can combine the two!)
If you don’t have enough room in your closet, you need more clarity in your wardrobe! This is too much for my closet.
I always start by shopping my wardrobe. Always. ALWAYS! That’s part one of keeping tabs on my spending. Part two? I shop for capsule additions in a two week (or so) window before/at the beginning of each season. Each capsule is set-and-forget and gives me “permission” to not shop for another three to six months. Don’t panic! Set-and-forget is not so fixed that you can’t be flexible! I add gifts and replace items as needed. Note: Replacing means the item the new piece replacess is going out! (Yes, that means out of the house.) Lastly, if something simply isn’t working, feel free to move it out and replace it with an item that will.
How About You?
Does the reality of your wardrobe live up to your inspiration? Does you wardrobe support you or do you find yourself scrambling for outfits for events or occasions? Do you plan your wardrobe or shop as the spirit moves you? Did you find the video helpful? How do you feel about Capsule Wardobes? Scary–Too Limiting? or YES! Sign me up!? Do let me know in the comments below… I love to hear from you!
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