Capsule Wardrobe Perk
Happy day, sweet reader!
Don’t worry! Your dearest status hasn’t changed. I just needed to type something different in there!
Because sometimes we need a change of pace.
How does that saying go?
A change is as good as a rest?
That’s part of the reason why I change my capsule seasonally!
Let’s chat about falling in love.
You know, that sweeping feeling…
Accompanied by swelling strings in the movies.
Now imagine those swelling strings…
At the store.
Does that happen to you? Me? Not so much.
Sometimes it’s love at first sight, but not everything I purchase is an instant hit.
Sometimes it’s a matter of absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Why I Love Seasonal Capsules
This fall in and out of love thing that I do is just one reason I appreciate rolling through different capsules with the seasons. Some items stay around most seasons (My Levi’s), some all (A denim shirt of some sort), and some only suit the heat of summer or the cold (Relative term here in Georgia.) of winter.
Because I put away my out of season clothing that isn’t in my capsule, I’m not looking at items I can’t wear. I don’t tire of seeing them. They aren’t there frustrating me or making me wish the weather were different or that I had lost that five punds. Out of sight is out of mind. That’s good for romance… And Sustainability!
When their season comes around again, I can open up that Out-of-Season box and fall right back in love all over again. That’s what happened last week when I pulled my Out-of-Season box out of the closet!
Setting the Scene
It is March first. I need to get dressed. I had been working on my Spring Capsule inspiration but hadn’t yet pulled together my capsule. So, I head to the box and am delighted to find all kinds of pieces I had forgotten about! My first re-new loves? Or is that first re-loves?
This lightweight denim blouse that I changed the buttons on last year and the mustard shoes. My pink trousers were part of my winter capsule and will carry over into spring for as long as I can wear them.
What else jumped out at me? Since I’m feeling Print-a-Palooza this season, this blouse threw itself at me for day two! Last fall when I put this away, I really thought our relationship was over. I wasn’t ready for it come winter, but now? LOVING it again! It’s just right for giving a pair of jeans that extra something.
And because I like threes and the weather will be warm today, I pulled this faux-wrap dress and the floral sandals. Because warm! (Please ignore the Band-Aid on my toe.)
I’m looking forward to digging down a bit further to see what other treasures I find! So far, I’m three for three, but I’m sure I’ll discover pieces it’s time to release out into the world.
If you are looking for more info about my capsule process, you can read this!
How About You?
Do you put away your out-of-season clothes? Or does your wardrobe live in your closet year ’round? Do you live in a one season climate? Multi-season? Have you had the (lovely) surprise of falling back in love with something you stored away? What do you do with pieces you no longer want (or are no longer able) to wear? Do you hear the swelling strings of romance when you go shopping? Are you shopping again? Or keeping it virtual? Do tell… I love to hear from you and I’ve saved a little corner of the interwebs just for your thoughts! XO