I’m a firm believer that we can make anything happen. We can do it. Or at least … we can try. Which, after all, is the most important part, right? Because that’s where the learning happens. We try, we come across something that doesn’t work, we change directions, we try again.
Life is a grand experiment.
What does this have to do with this outfit?
Nothing. And also everything.
Because it’s how I approach my capsule wardrobes.
The first time I attempted a capsule wardrobe, I felt paralyzed by the idea of creating a perfect wardrobe. The idea of creating this tiny yet ideal wardrobe was just too much. What if I make a mistake? What if I pick the wrong pieces?
If this was going to work, I was going to have to let go of perfection.
So I reframed the whole thing:
Not: the chance to make a perfect wardrobe.
But: the chance to learn something about myself.
What if mistakes are what it’s all about? What if picking the wrong piece will teach me more about my true style? What if it teaches me how to better handle mistakes in other areas of life?
I decided to make it so.
If you want to start, but you’ve been nervous, approach it like a game. If you’re not interested, but you feel like you “should”, let go of it and do something else that brings you joy.
Whatever you do, make it yours.
Shorts: old from Madewell (this year’s version)
Shoes: old from Topshop (similar)
Watch: Skagen via Nordstrom