I know I’ve been talking a lot about capsule’s lately, but the truth is that I feel so inspired by my wardrobe right now that I can’t help it!
It got me thinking that though my capsules and guides provide inspiration, they don’t really tell you how I got there. I tend to feel really guilty if I make purchases I don’t use (looking at you, calligraphy book) so when I first dabbled in capsule wardrobes I wanted to use resources where I truly had nothing to lose.
I’m a big fan of the book The Curated Closet, but this book can feel a little overwhelming if you’re just starting out in your capsule journey. I started with a few free printable planners (that way if a capsule wasn’t for me, I wasn’t out any money) and they really helped me take stress (and money) free approach to planning my capsule.
Thanks to the internet, there are so many free resources out there to help you start this journey! So why are you waiting?
I’ve been a follower of Caroline at Unfancy for a while now (and I cannot get over how perfect that blog name is!). She was one of the biggest inspirations for my capsule journey as she talks about the honest ins and outs of having a smaller wardrobe and mindful shopping. Her site is loaded with minimal and effortless capsule guides, it almost feels like a vacation from the busy websites I’m used to seeing. She’s been capsule-ing since 2014, so she has a lot of experience and understands what works and what doesn’t. She created this guide to aid her readers in creating a capsule wardrobe and it was very helpful to me in my early days of exploring what my style really is and how to create a capsule that suits my needs. Her guide is a light and stress-free approach to planning that helps you analyze what is working for you now. Caroline also urges you to take a look at your lifestyle, special events, and travel so that no matter what the occasion, your capsule is there to make you feel confident and prepared.
Catherine is dedicated to finding peace, calm, and fulfillment in her everyday life and having a capsule wardrobe is no exception. Her site is jam-packed with tips on mindfulness, health, and personal growth so once you get a peek at her capsule guide don’t stop there! She has an entire blog post dedicated to creating a capsule as well as a free printable version to use at your leisure. Catherine’s guide helps you create a vision board based on your color palette, styles, individual items, and proportions. Her guide is very visual so if you love to draw and mind map, this guide is for you!
Lauren at the Chic Éthique is dedicated beauty, awareness, kindness, and intentionality. Her focus is to invite things into her life that she can feel good about purchasing and endorsing on her blog. In her planner you’ll find a space to list your goals for your capsule as well as resources for shopping ethically to save you money and save the planet, and she helps you break down your current closet to make sure you are maximizing outfit combinations. This planner gives you a simple approach that is a great starting point if you feel overwhelmed with the two planners above.
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If you’ve been waiting to start a capsule and simplify your life, I urge you to take a look at these free planners to see how simple this process can be. Even if you’re just curious, these planners will show you how fun it is to explore your style, analyze your closet, and draw inspiration from the styles around you. I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt so congruent, confident, and beautiful in my clothes and I want you to feel that way too!
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