Hi All! 1 year of no shopping is over, and now that you know how it went (honestly I feel OK about it. Not brilliant, but not terrible) you might be wondering exactly what’s next. When I started out on this crazy idea, I knew that I definitely need to change my shopping habits, but also that I wanted my style to evolve, but I wasn’t sure how.
Well, to be honest I’m not entirely sure that either has been 100% successful (deprogramming a consumer brain is oh so hard!) but I can try, right?
Over the last year I’ve been working through a number of blogs on style (e.g. Into-Mind and Un-fancy to name a few), reading reddit, etc.I know that I want:
- a more functional wardrobe
- a smaller wardrobe – fewer high quality pieces
- a different style than what I have now
I think I want a capsule wardrobe, made up of neutrals, but isn’t boring. I want something more sophisticated (honestly, being a junior staff member at a University and the number of times I get asked if I am a student… I may scream) and that better reflects my lifestyle.
Am I absolutely 100% convinced this is the answer? No. Building a drastically different wardrobe is expensive. Also, are neutral capsule wardrobes too trendy at the moment? E.g. Am I going to lose my personal style and become just like everyone else? I can’t help but second-guess myself a little bit here. And since I am not really going to be doing much shopping in the future, nor can I afford to rebuild my wardrobe, in the meantime, I’m going to take baby steps to move in the direction that I want. Only pick up new pieces that fit with my new aesthetic ideal.
Here are some inspiration pics for where the direction I want my wardrobe to head into. More work wear and casual wear, but with a good amount of crossover.
- Neutral basics (black, white, cream, grey, camel + 1 or 2 accent colours like mustard, khaki or marsala)
- “Hiking chic” casual look
So what do you think? Are Capsule Wardrobes just another trend, or a smarter, more efficient way of dressing?