Hey guys! Summer is coming on strong, and I am ready to give you a peek inside my closet – literally!
This is my actual, real-life closet in all it’s ‘glory.’ I now consider myself a ‘graduate’ of capsules, and the exercise of using capsules has brought a lot of value in my life. As I shared in the spring, I have defined my style, cut the clutter, and (for the most part) curbed my endless shopping habits. Now, things look a little differently in my closet. I have more of my wardrobe ready to use, rather than packed away, even if it’s not quite ‘season-appropriate.’ I am choosing to get the most out of my items by having them more available. Additionally, viewing my closet as a whole is a valuable tool. It helps me see the bigger picture of my wardrobe and encourages me to be even more selective about what I add to my closet, since it’s near/at capacity.
Let’s move on to the tour!
From L to R: Black Circle Tank, c/o IMBY | Navy U-neck, Everlane | Black Pima Tee, Everlane | Gray Tee | Burn Tee, c/o Bridge & Burn | White Cotton Tank, Everlane | White Ryan Tank, Everlane | White U-neck, Everlane | Ivory Blouse, (similar) | Blank Canvas Top, Jamie + the Jones | Embroidered Cream Blouse, (similar) | Poplin Pinstripes, Everlane | Cobalt Tank, (similar) | Chambray Tank | Chambray Top | Striped Tank, (similar) | Striped Tee, (similar)
LAYERING/COOLER WEATHER ITEMS:
Bottom Photo: Merino Cardigan (similar) | Black Vest | Black Cotton Cardigan (similar) | Kimono Jacket, Only Child | Denim Vest, thrifted | Blue Chambray | Light Chambray, (similar) | Boxy Stripes, Everlane
From L to R: Olive Shorts | A-Line Denim Skirt (similar: here and here) | DIY Cut-Offs | Dark Wash Cut-Offs, Levis | Light Wash 501’s, Levis, (similar wash) | Boyfriend 501’s (similar) | Cropped Flairs – I chopped mine! (similar) | Dark Wash Skinnies | Black Distressed Skinnies (similar)
From L to R: Emerson Fry Caftan (major score at Crossroads! Still had the tags on!) (similar from this season) | White A-Line Dress, Brass | Chambray Tank Dress, Everlane (similar) | Summer Ferns Shift Dress, c/o Belvele | Black Shirt Dress, c/o Bridge & Burn | Black High-Low Dress (similar: here and here) | Black Jumpsuit, Reifhaus
Life After Capsules
I’ve spent a lot of time lately, thinking about what kind of closet strategies I want to implement, moving forward from capsule wardrobes.
My blogging BFF Paige and I have been brainstorming quite a bit, and as we navigate our own post-capsule closets we’re hoping to share a framework that might help you too. Not ideas on what to buy, or how to organize your closet, but more strategies on how to execute a lean closet and be satisfied. I hope to share more next week. :)
Note: You’ll notice many of the items I linked to have a higher price point than your average $20 piece of clothing. This is because I have linked to companies and items that are made in the USA or are known to have the reputation of being sweatshop-free. Try not to let the prices scare you, instead think about adding 1-2 well-considered (and well-sourced) items to your wardrobe rather than a fast-fashion diet of as much as you can fit into your shopping cart and/or budget.