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Building a Capsule Wardrobe

Building a Capsule Wardrobe


Lately, I’ve been visiting the idea of creating a capsule wardrobe.  The holidays and the months following always make me realize how much stuff I have and how much of it I probably don’t need, which in turn ignites a major purge of said stuff. Of course a lot of that stuff includes clothing, shoes, and accessories.  I think for a lot of people, it can get to a point where getting dressed in the morning is more of a chore because you are overwhelmed with choices instead of faced with simple, stylish decisions.  Honestly, that may be why a capsule wardrobe sounds the most appealing to me…ease.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE styling and putting things together, but I also very much appreciate simplicity and well-made pieces with great design elements.

Above are some of the pieces I consider to be staples in a wardrobe, most of which I have variations of myself and are often items I continue to go back to.  I’d say it’s a good start to building a great capsule wardrobe.



Leather Lust

I found my dream leather jacket.  I’ve found some pretty good looking faux leathers over the years, but I decided to finally take the plunge and get a real leather jacket.  They last longer than faux, therefore your cost per wear is well worth the price you pay for real leather versus faux.  I know there’s always been a huge controversy over faux versus real.  Actually, faux leather that contains polyurethane is actually pretty bad environmentally speaking.  A lot of faux leathers contain polyurethane-which can be very toxic in production and destruction.  But I won’t get much more into that.

Ok, so here it is.  Buffalo by David Bitton distressed leather jacket from Nordstrom.  In the perfect shade of brown (to me atleast).

Worn with skinny jeans, chambray shirt from Target, and multi-colored scarf from a market in London.