Spring is here! Which means… a new capsule wardrobe! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out this introduction post to capsule wardrobes.
It contains 5 trousers, 4 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 7 tops, 5 blouses, 2 skirts, 2 dresses, 1 coat and 8 pair of shoes. Let’s take a look!
I was so looking forward to creating a new capsule as my winter capsule was a little bit too monotone. With my learnings from last season, I started in good spirit the process of creating this spring capsule. Spring is not an easy season in the Netherlands. It can be as cold as winter and warm as summer. But I already knew I wanted some items, for example the culotte trousers and vans sneakers. For my weekend to Berlin I already bought some items, and also over there we did some shopping.
So I already had a few items but I didn’t start at the beginning of the process. No colour scheme, no activity check, no budget.
That was a bit of a rocky start. Also…
A new job!
Yes, I’ve got a job! This Monday I’ll start and I’m so looking forward to it. Funnily, I immediately wanted to change all my clothes into more mature items. No more mini skirts and funny prints. I started to get more ‘sophisticated’ items. But still, I ignored the process of the capsule wardrobe.
A capsule wardrobe is not the best method if you want to change your wardrobe. Also, it made me feel a bit rushed, as I had only two weeks to create this capsule. I’m a critical buyer and I felt that I had to get items just for the sake of it, instead that I really loved it.
So I added a new rule. Yes, it’s only my second capsule and I’m already adding rules. The rule is:
One in = one out
As I’m slowly changing my wardrobe I need some extra time to find the right pieces. I also want to invest in some key pieces and I’m trying to make my wardrobe more ethical conscious. There are still some items missing, for example a summer coat, but as it’s still quite cold in the Netherlands I’ll get that when the time is right.
I’m curious to know, have you ever been in a style-changing mode and how fast did that go?