Late Fall/Early Winter 10×10
This post is all about two things I’ve probably spent way too much time on lately… capsule wardrobes and ThredUp. The concept of a capsule wardrobe is a little bit deceiving. You think that by having fewer clothes you have to think less about what you wear. But really, there’s a fair amount of time that goes into concocting new outfits from your existing pieces, Pinteresting for style ideas and even ongoing closet clean-outs and wardrobe adjustments that happen as seasons, styles or fit changes. Theoretically, it’s less time than previously spent shopping and figuring out what to wear. But time nonetheless. I guess the good thing is that I enjoy that time spent styling, researching and re-styling my wardrobe. It’s relaxing. My life is a variegated amalgamation of creative outlets and this is just one of many. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea and practice of a capsule wardrobe. BUT, it’s not always a timesaver. 😉
After reading plenty about the 10×10 challenge, I haven’t taken on the challenge myself yet… in practice. I just decided to give it a shot in theory, and use my favorite online shopping tool to give it a whirl! I recently got a cash out from ThredUp and bought a few new pieces to add to my Fall/Winter wardrobe. So, I decided to use those as the base of my virtual 10×10 and then found some more items on ThredUp that were similar to pieces I already own. The result is a capsule wardrobe that I love! 10 pieces (plus accessories) that turned into 12 outfits!
This is the kind of thing that makes me feel like a capsule wardrobe is possible… and preferable. I want to print this out and put it in my closet. I need to remember that just a few pieces have many possibilities, especially when paired with different shoes and accessories. I’m also kinda thinking I need to capitalize on my ridiculously bad habit of trolling ThredUp and Photoshopping outfit boards while watching TV at night. There are so many better things I could be doing with my time… 😐 But hey, if you need something like this, let me know! I charge by the hour. 😉