Be More With Less | How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

Are you are sick of closet chaos or just interested in dressing with less and simplifying your wardrobe, or do you just want to have all your beautiful clothes fit on a rack like this to display it all? (Secretly that's me) i've written this up to help you lovers deal with your chaos or your curiosity! 


What is a capsule wardrobe?

  • a collection of clothes and accessories that include only items considered essential
  • a person’s basic collection of coordinating clothes that can be used to form the basis of outfits for all occasions
  • a set of clothing, normally around 24 items, which can be mixed and matched to create a wide variety of outfits.
Okay so 24 items is totally not enough for me so mine is probably a little bigger then it should be. But you need to make sure that you include clothing, jewelry, accessories and shoes that encourage you to wear your favourite things every day (not the trendiest things, the most stylish things, or the perfect things … your favourite things). This helps when you pop them all up on a rack to display your beauties. 

As there are 4 seasons in a year, i say you should have 4 seasonal capsules, one for each season.
But saying this, i believe that half of your items will appear in all of your capsules.

As i wrote before, there are a few reasons as to why you've ended up here today to read this, you want to display all your beautiful clothes, you're sick of the clutter or to reduce decision fatigue.

How to Build Your Capsule Wardrobe

1. See

Put all of your clothes, accessories, jewellery, and shoes on your bed. All of it. If it’s on your bed, you’ll be motivated to finish the project before bedtime.
Seeing what you have is an important step in building a capsule wardrobe. Look at what you’ve acquired, what you’ve spent, and what you never wear.

2. Sort

Move the clothes on your bed to piles on the floor with a ruthless first pass sort. Don’t give it too much thought, just go with your first reaction. Sort items into the following piles:
  • Love: I love these items.
  • Maybe: I want to keep this but I don’t know why. (you know you have those items)
  • Donate: These items don’t fit or aren't suitable.
  • Trash: These items are just no good any more and well passed their due date.

3. Choose

Make a list of your  items by category. Start with the items you already use every day, and your go-to clothing items. This list may change over time as seasons change, or work/life situations change.

Be More With Less | How to Clean Out Your Wardrobe

Now that it's a new year, it's time to take a step back and reorganise yourself. My favourite thing to do at the beginning of each year is to go through my wardrobe and figure what i wasted my money on the previous year, and swear to not do it again. Closet purging and de cluttering can be a life long battle. I've just cleaned out my wardrobe 5 times in the past 2 months taking big black garbage bags out with me. I’d go through my clothes, move things around, take a little out and then go shopping to celebrate a new season. Notice the vicious circle pattern I’ve got going here?

When i'm standing in front of the sliding doors i often feel these three emotions and it's hard to battle against them.

  • Guilt asked, “Why did you spend so much money on things you don’t wear?”
  • Frustration asked, “Are we going to have to do this again in 6 months?”
  • Fear asked, “If you let go, will you have enough to wear?”
1. Empty it all out onto your bed.

2. Sort them into piles, be blunt and honest with yourself.
  • Love: I love these items. They fit me well and I wear them frequently.
  • Maybe: I want to keep this but I don’t know why. (let's be honest, you know you have those items)
  • Donate: These items don’t fit my body or my life.
  • Trash: These items are in poor condition.

3. Pack the first 2 piles back into your wardrobe all neatly folded and hung.

Be More With Less | French Inspired Autumn Wardrobe

Hello my lovers, it's been getting cooler in the evenings already that i've decided i'll start getting ready for Autumn. This involves putting my dream collections together on Polyvore and going shopping at the same time!

I've just recently discovered SheIn, an online store that features affordable contemporary clothing. That's why my capsule below has some really cute designs from there!  French Inspired

Long sleeve v neck dress
49 AUD -

Chicwish white summer top
58 AUD -

Gray pullover sweater
19 AUD -

Uniqlo crew neck top
8.06 AUD -

Jaeger long sleeve coat
505 AUD -

J Brand skinny leg jeans
260 AUD -

ALDO faux suede booties
96 AUD -

Essie shiny nail polish
25 AUD -

Hello 2017

Welcome to 2017 my lovers, what a whirlwind 2016 was and i'm glad to leave it behind! I hope you all had a safe and Merry Christmas. What i'm looking forward to is finding the time  and the funds) to expand my blog this year. Just keep an eye out for the changes!

We're now one week into 2017 and what am i loving? mineral water, earthy tone bikinis and knitwear on sale. I'm so prepared for winter this year with starting my knitwear shopping early.

Mineral Water instead of Soft Drink


Zulu and Zephyr 

Autumn and Winter Inspiration