I’ve had a whole lot of questions recently about whether or not I’m still using capsule wardrobes. Drumroll please… I have said goodbye to capsule wardrobes!
If you have never heard of a capsule wardrobe before or aren’t familiar with what a capsule wardrobe is, you can check out the post I wrote a while back about it/them, but I’ll also give a quick explanation. Basically, a capsule wardrobe consists of a minimal amount of pieces of clothing – most people try for around 30 – that you can use create the maximum number of outfits. All the skirts and pants go with pretty much all the shirts and cardigans, and vice versa. All the pieces you choose for your capsule are neutral or coordinate well together.
I learned, however, my problem was I didn’t really know how to dress.
I had a lot of clothes in my closet – it was literally stuffed, but I didn’t know what to wear or how to put things together. Having a capsule wardrobe was a huge help. Cleaning out everything that didn’t work using the KonMari method was a good start for me. It helped me learn what I liked to wear, how to piece outfits together, and it helped me get rid of lots of clothes so my closet wasn’t overwhelming me. I used the capsule wardrobe system for a while and I did really like it!
Until Crystal at Money-Saving-Mom recommended the course How to Dress Your Truth.
It’s an online course that helps you determine what you should dress like based on your personality. It was such life-changing decision for me to take that class. It taught me so much about myself. I’ve done several reviews talking about it!
Dressing for my truth means bold colors and lots of contrast – black and white, or white with a bold color, or black with a bold color. After taking the course and wearing the things and colors that the course said was good for me, I realized that I loved clothes after all! I was just buying all the wrong ones.
And believe it or not, Dressing my Truth is what spurred me to say goodbye to capsule wardrobes!
I was only after I took the Dressing for Your Truth course that I realized that I really do love clothes. This course really boosted my confidence and made me a noticeably different person! And now I am at the point where I just love fashion and bright colors. I know some people feel like they should be ashamed for loving clothes, but I’m here to tell you that it’s nothing to feel guilty about. I really love and am so thankful for my closet filled with bright, happy colors.
I’m so glad I did the capsule wardrobe because it was a really good starting point for me. But, I don’t need a capsule anymore. I have embraced the fact that it’s okay for me to really like clothes. It’s okay for me to have more than 30 items because as it turns out, the right clothes bring me intense joy. Love what you have, and keep what you love. That’s where I am finally at.
Have you ever tried a capsule wardrobe before?