When it comes to shopping for clothes, I’ve always struggled to find things that I love while coordinating outfits in ways that feel right. I hate the everyday mental struggle of what do I wear today? However, I also love looking at fashion, thinking about personal style and browsing sites for new arrivals. So I decided to give the capsule wardrobe idea a try. Except my version is a “capsule-ish wardrobe”, because that felt a bit more approachable.
Start With Three Words To Describe Your Personal Style
Recently, I came across a concept on Tik Tok where you start by identifying three words that would describe your personal style (or the style you want). As I started working through this exercise, I immediately found it easier to visualize a style for myself. After some thought, I narrowed my three words down to: classic, romantic, and floral.
Classic: This word is the foundation of my wardrobe and would be where the “capsule” element comes most into play. I’m not someone who likes to rotate my entire wardrobe out every year. I prefer to collect pieces that are quality, that will hold up and remain “on trend” for a long time. The classics are most often reflected in my jeans, shorts, jackets, sweaters, and footwear. Sometimes they also show up in blouses/shirts or dresses. There are no rules here.
Romantic: This one more-so pertains to the shape and feel of pieces. Flowy tops and dresses, little lace or frill details. Pieces with a casual dreaminess are something that I’m often drawn to.
Floral: I’ve always been drawn towards florals in all aspects of life – home, style, literal gardens. That being said, I’m quite particular with my floral choices when it comes to prints. For me, florals generally show up in tops or in dresses.
How To Create A Capsule-Ish Wardrobe And Not Get Overwhelmed By Trends
Getting clear on my three words has been helpful because it helps differentiate what I love on me from what I love on others. It helps me to not get swept up into trends as easily. When I’m shopping, I will literally do a mental check to see if what I’m eyeing encompasses at least one of my words.
It’s also interesting to note, that when I look around my house, those three words could easily describe my home aesthetic as well. That doesn’t have to be the case for you, but I love that my personal style is reflected in both my closet and my home.
Spring/Summer Style Shop
While working on this post, I decided to create a whole Spring/Summer Style Shop where I’ve saved most of the pieces (or similar pieces) in my current rotation!
Check out the Spring & Summer Style Shop here.
I hope this post was helpful in having you start consider what your three words might be. Leave a comment and let me know if you have some idea of yours!