Can I really build a Capsule Wardrobe on a Budget?
Yes and if this all you've got it'll work!
Because it's far more about good planning and 'restraint' than big spending. You don't need an expensive or expansive wardrobe!
If you've only got the basics then this is for YOU!
All it takes is a bit of planning so you know what you need to dress for and it will save you TIME and MONEY!
You'll be surprised how far just a few items can go and it will make you think far more about what you've got in the way of accessories. It'll help you to develop your own STYLE!
So you've done your Wardrobe Edit. You've moved out, got rid of, donated to charity, moved to the back bedroom - however brave you've been with the chaos of your wardrobe - this is all you've got left??
Don't PANIC! Because this is probably the 20% of your wardrobe that you're existing on anyway.
We pretend that we need and wear a whole big wardrobe of clothes but really we don't.
If the few things that are left hanging in your closet actually fit then they're the ones that make you feel good and look good. You've found the shapes that work for your figure and the styles that make you feel comfortable.
These few items will form the backbone to your capsule wardrobe on a budget.
Add just a few accessories to your basic wardrobe essentials and see how an outfit comes to life!
Now you've sorted out you've probably got enough bits and pieces to pull this together. See how little I've added?
Q. After editing my wardrobe I've got a complete mish-mash of items left hanging in my closet?
A. Identify the best and most flattering items to form the mainstay of your new Capsule Wardrobe and plan carefully how tops and bottoms will work together.
Q. How would this work for my lifestyle?
A. Assess the jacket and pants combinations and how you would link them together for your different activities. If you add a tee-shirt, would this be good for the school run and a shopping trip? If you added a sweater would it take you into town on a cooler day? What about the blouse, could you dress it up a little for a lunch date? A new top or a change of accessories and you have several completely new outfits.
Q. What about accessories?
A. Quality accessories will always lift the look of your outfit so
Give yourself the opportunity to develop an outfit and try it out! Be careful not to overdo it with every accessory you possess but see how each addition changes the look and feel of the look.
Train yourself to think 'OUTFIT' rather than just wearing two garments together!
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