June 5, 2015
Building A Capsule// A Tangent
I was struggling with what I really wanted this capsule to be, and the made up pressure of it needing to look perfect because how dare I put anything on the internet that is NOT perfect. (stupid internet)
After weeks of feeling conflicted about that issue I moved onto feeling conflicted about the wardrobe vs. the capsule. When I started this project two years ago my intentions were to basically build a uniform and then I ran into the idea of a capsule and it all sounded awesome and I wanted to join in. But I was trying to fit into the rules of the capsule too much instead of tailoring it to my needs.
Ughh where I am going with this...
So Mrs. Natalie Jean of Hey Natalie Jean did a whole post about this and it all just came full circle for me and she put all the thoughts in my head straight and her whole theory about a wardrobe vs. capsule is spot on to what I was thinking but I just couldn't figure it out for myself. I think too literally and can't see the bigger or better pictures sometimes and Natalie opened my eyes. Say what you want about her internet but she is a damn good thinker and writer and her words speak to my soul sometimes.
So she breaks it down and I will summarize here, she says that with a capsule you're trying to get the most use out of a certain number of pieces which sort of results in one of everything. With a wardrobe or what she calls a uniform you basically look the same every day but you switch it up with a slightly different white v neck or same shoe but in a different color.
and she freaking hits the nail on the head you guys!! A uniform is where it is at!!! This is what I have been going for and I've had the hardest time figuring it out because I let my head get filled with all the cool ideas the world wide web has to offer and I get consumed with doing something someone else has done. Am I the only one who does this? Is this making sense?
So here is the plan Sam, I am going to do a capsule but it's not going to look like most capsules in fact my first capsule is going to suck, but it's going to be real. My end goal is a uniform so moving forward that is going to be my focus. I've got a plan to do this via a capsule and here are the random rules I've set for the shopping of my capsule:
-No set number of pieces just a general rule to keep it simple and clutter free.
-Any item coming into the closet MUST add to the final uniform.
-If there are items currently in the closet that don't fit into the "style" of my desired uniform BUT fill a needed gap for the season you are allowed to wear.
tanget: see the trouble I was running into was having a full wardrobe for summer that fit in this uniform. I just didn't have the money to buy it all. But with allowing myself the freedom of older clothes I can finish a wardrobe for summer.
Main point is that you don't continue to buy items that you don't want in your final wardrobe/uniform.
I still want to do a post on how I've been shopping for my capsule/uniform and how I gain inspiration, so that will be next week and the crazyness of the capsule/uniform will begin. I hope this all made sense to more people than just me and gives us all hope that we can create a wardrobe that we love and feel confident in, which is the point of this very serious topic.