Capsule wardrobes seem to be 'in' at the momentAt least in the blogosphere. I mean, which self-respecting blogger hasn't dabbled in that concept lately? But this is not one of those posts telling you how to create the perfect capsule wardrobe. I'm not one of those women who plan their outfits in advance and curate a minimalist capsule wardrobe with a certain number of items. I'm not that organised. So, there will be no charts or flatlays explaining how to mix and match everything. No, this is more of a capsule wardrobe in practice, done on the fly.
In a way I could say that all my clothes put together form a huge capsule wardrobe. But I don't believe in limiting my choices to a certain number of items. To be honest, I don't know how many items of clothing I own, and I couldn't care less. And I'm sure there are all sorts of odd bits and bobs hiding at the back of my wardrobe(s), and a thorough spring cleaning / culling is long overdue.
However, I seem to be wearing a somewhat limited set of seasonal clothes over and over again, let's call them the current favourites, or 'the flavour of the month', for lack of a better term. They're simply clothes that I feel comfortable in and that seem to serve my purposes at the moment. And yes, they do mix and match quite nicely, so I suppose we could see this as a sort of a lazy girl's version of the capsule wardrobe.
These are some of the outfits I was wearing in GermanyIt was 7 days in late June. We were travelling by train: first the Eurostar from London to Brussels and then by another train to Dusseldorf. This meant comfortable, loose clothing. The weather was a bit moody: anything from sunshine to rain, so I packed a little bit of this and that to cover all situations and weather conditions. And yes, I packed a medium-size suitcase.
So, when deciding which clothes to pack, my guiding principle was that everything had to be comfortable (for the long train journeys) and suitable for both hot and sunny and a bit cooler weather.
It goes without saying that everything had to mix and match perfectly, to give me enough choice to put together an outfit depending on the weather and my mood on the day in question. That's the theory: in practice it translates into a combination of either a long skirt or trousers + a t-shirt + cardigan. And of course, any of the t-shirts / cardigans could be worn with either the maxi skirt or the patterned trousers. I also packed a tote bag, 3 pairs of shoes and 2 pairs of sunglasses, all of which could be used to accessorise whatever combination of clothes I was wearing.
Do you like capsule wardrobes?
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