Capsule Wardrobe: The Mistakes I’ve Made and How I’m Still Learning

So I have been doing a capsule wardrobe for a while now and I sometimes have a wobble and go completely off it, like in December when I just had a thing with coats and felt like I needed everyone single one I saw ?

Try on an item and try it on again 

Getting the right fit is key. If you buy something then wear it once or twice and hate the fit then you’ve wasted money and you’re simply not going to wear it! I made this mistake when looking for some leather looking trousers! Everywhere only seemed to do a skinny leg and I was looking for a straight leg. If I had waited a couple of months I wouldn’t have wasted money buying the skinny fit ones from New Look. Next finally saved the day and brought out a pair of straight legged ones for £28. I had been eyeing up a pair from & Other Stories which are £300, but for me it was a risky product I would rather by the Next one. If it was something I got tons of wear out of then one day I would probably replace them with a real pair of leather ones.  

This is the same with jumpers, I nearly bought a jumper recently but as I had learnt my lesson with the jeans I’ve decided to wait and find a better fitting one, even if it’s more money! It’s a mistake I’ve made a few times recently so I’m definitely going to use my next tip to try and stop it happening.

Give it time…

If you see something you like, give it time to think about and go back and check it online later and maybe go try it on instore. If you’re still thinking about it after a few days, then go buy it. If it’s gone or not there it’s obviously not meant to be. There’s no rush with these things!

Less is more

When I say less is more, I’m so much happier having fewer clothes which I wear more. This means some of the items I wore lots last year I just don’t want to wear anymore, so it’s time to say goodbye to them and replace them with new ones. Having a capsule wardrobe means some of the items which were well worn, for example some of my shirts and jumpers, I think it’s okay to replace them more regularly! As long as you do get rid of the old ones you’re replacing! 

Replace for Better

So, for example, if you have a pair of jeans you love and wear all the time but they wore really quickly, research find some similar but better quality ones. That way you’re not replacing them every few months which means less waste, and will probably save you more money in the long run. I have a black top from ASOS I wear all the time I love it. I actually wanted to order another one but I have decided eventually I will replace it for a better quality / expensive one as it’s a well-loved piece in my wardrobe. I wear it tons so maybe I will go all out for a cashmere one next time!

Have you ever thought about doing a capsule wardrobe? I feel I’m forever learning, however I really feel like a capsule wardrobe so important — I love it!

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1 comment

  1. I’ve been thinking capsule, bth I don’t think I’ll ever be minimalistic enough!
    I make mistakes, it’s inevitable – you know, see something amazing on somebody with a completely different body shape and go out and buy same said thing. Sometimes it works, mostly it’s a big fat fail! I am more aware of what shapes work for me though.
    I do try and buy less, but better quality. And I try to get maximum wear out of each garment, but sometimes it doesn’t work out like that! Then it’s better to cut my losses!

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