My capsule consists of easy-to-wear, neutral colored staple pieces. Becoming a mom drastically changed my style, but I think in a good way. I am more conscious of what and why I buy, from pajamas to home decor. I consider each piece a part of my capsule lifestyle and I don't want a single thing that doesn't suit me or that I'm not in love with.
Capsules vary and evolve based on seasons, trends, lifestyle changes... for lots of reasons! They shouldn't make you feel restricted or bored, rather excited and inspired. Join me on this capsule lifestyle journey and share bits of your capsule on instagram with #mycocapsule.
I have a lot of Madewell pieces in my wardrobe. I love their simple and contemporary designs. My secret is finding them at thrift shops; so I pay a fraction of the cost, but get the same quality!
My Madewell Departure Tote goes everywhere with me. It holds enough to use as an overnight bag and it's lightweight making it perfect as my daily carry-all.
I keep my accessories very simple and I try to take really good care of them because I'm not much of a shopper for the little things. Case in point: I've been wearing the same sunglasses and rings, and using the same crossbody/clutch/wallet for three years.
Shoes are hard for me so when I find a pair I like, I wear the crap out of them! And then they fall apart and I get really sad. So lately I've been trying to have a few in rotation and wear them carefully and lovingly so they last.
As I mentioned before... I love denim! I'm always intrigued to see the seasonal trends and try them out, however I can be a bit particular when it comes to cuts, lengths and washes.
The step-hem trend caught my eye, but I don't love capri-length jeans on my frame making it difficult to find a pair of step-hem pants I really liked. So I ended my hunt and decided to try the trend out DIY style and took my scissors to a pair of thrifted Madewell's, cutting them to my desired length!
Re-wear and Repeat
When I started building and wearing my capsule wardrobe I would have days that felt great and days that felt restricting and boring. I would feel shameful, like I was cheating, if I wanted to wear something outside of my capsule and it took me a while to be comfortable with the idea of repeat wearing a garment or outfit within a week. Some of the Co Capsule lifestyle ideas stemmed from these feelings. Feeling shameful, uncomfortable, or restricted is just silly when it comes to getting dressed. I now have a fluid capsule; I add things in and re-wear often and life is good! The only rule to this capsule-based lifestyle is to love everything you have, so when you no longer love something, let go of it and let someone else love it.