Honestly, everywhere I looked I would always see ‘spring capsule wardrobe’ or ‘work capsule wardrobe’ and it would confuse me. Why would you choose to ignore half your wardrobe and focus on a few items for a season or occasion?
Well I put it to the test. I recently started a shiny new job (woohoo) and with that I decided to make a small space in my wardrobe for my work capsule. This consisted of two sets of work trousers, four blouses, one cardigan and one blazer.
I can honestly say, with over a month of use, the hype is real and its because its so easy! You don’t have to think because everything matches and I can grab and go. No longer do I have to pull 0n an outfit as my minds waking up only to change after I have had my coffee and breakfast deciding it doesn’t present the right tone or I just thought of I nicer outfit.
In the car the other day I realised my morning had been so calm, so quick and it dawned on me that a tiny part of my brain use to stress about picking an outfit! It is ridiculous but I realised my body wasn’t as tightly wound as usual and since the capsule wardrobe is the only real change in my routine it amazed me.
Being so inspired by this revelation I’m trying to create a spring wardrobe as the UK moves out of lockdown into more social areas. I already have a pretty ‘minimal’ wardrobe compared to a few years ago when I developed my eco-conscious mindset and decided to try and minimise my fast fashion to help mother nature. My attempt at capsule wardrobes will continue and I look forward to another update as I try and put capsule wardrobing to the test outside of work!