Seeing this is my first time building a Capsule Wardrobe it seemed to take me forever to finalize my choices, but by-god I think I did it! I only made some small changes in the final draft, so here is the final product of this year’s Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe. Drumroll please…
UPDATE: I recently had to switch up a couple of items in my capsule due to fit and comfort. This is my Updated Capsule Wardrobe.
UPDATE #2: My new capsule for fall/winter is finished and now up on the blog.
UPDATE #3: My 2016 Capsule is now posted and can be found here. It has changed to a year-long capsule vs a seasonal.
UPDATE #4 This post is older so a lot of the items below are sold out in stores. I have updated many of the links with like items in similar price ranges.
There was quite a large learning curve to this process since I had to start from scratch. I did a lot of research beforehand to find which avenues were best and what steps I should take to get it done right. I actually ended up downloading an app called Stylebook that is going to be really helpful for future use. The time invested in photographing and organizing all of my clothes as I went along was tedious but now that it is done I can see the full potential of this app for future capsules, daily outfit planning, and packing lists.
I took it really slow going through my closet this time because I had a lot of purging to do and I will admit it was hard letting go of things. It was like a super cathartic, counselling session in which I came out feeling better, lighter, and more positive.
My budget was pretty small this year. Really small. It has been a year of unexpected purchases and expenses and we are still playing catch up from it. So I decided out of necessity that this capsule would be built with my already existing wardrobe. I did end up spending $30 at Sheinside for two pieces but aside from that it was built from items that I have bought gradually over the last 7 years.
In my finalized list I decided to cut out the flares I originally intended on buying, but didn’t end up purchasing. I’m short and need to wear heels or wedges with them to make them fit right in length. I can’t really see myself sporty high shoes that often so it seemed a waste of money to me. I switched the green drapey blouse for a gauzy light pink one, and I chose rain boots for a pair of shoes instead of an fancier pair of heels since I tend to walk out in the rain more often than I need to dress up in heels. If that changes I have a pair in storage I can swap out.
The result was 38 pieces that will all transition well in to the fall. Below are all the pieces with where to buy them and/or similar items within the same price range listed right underneath each section.
That’s it! I had so much fun with this I wish I could get a job doing this for other people. I can’t wait for next time. If you have any questions or concerns leave me a message in the comment box below or send me one via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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