i’ve always been a fan of all things francophile.
i can’t say for sure where my interest started but it has stuck with me.
one of the things i’ve loved about the francophiles is the fact that they have what seems to be a curated wardrobe. the idea behind a curated wardrobe is you spend time carefully building a collection that fits your lifestyle and is somewhat minimal. essentially, every morning when you wake up, you don’t feel like you have nothing to wear.
imagine waking up every morning, opening your closet and feeling like you have nothing to wear.
that’s how i feel on most days. and from what i can see on Google, it seems like i’m not the only one who feels that way. you might have a wardrobe that’s overflowing with clothes that are different styles, different sizes and some of them don’t even fit. on the other end of the spectrum, you have a wardrobe that is timeless, seasonal and fits your lifestyle.
that my friends, is the reason why i want a capsule wardrobe.
curating a capsule wardrobe means letting go of fast fashion and focusing more on quality pieces. before you go out and buy a bunch of high quality expensive items, let’s talk about some things you can do before you start curating your wardrobe
i’m sure you’ve heard things like if you haven’t worn it in over a year, get rid of it; try on all your clothes to see how they fit; make piles to keep and some to donate etc. These are definitely great ideas to get started. I’m currently on a journey to curating my wardrobe this year and these are some of the things that have helped
* reading books – i find that as i read different books that peak my interest, i start getting a story in my mind on the kind of person i want to be and the sort of story i want to tell when people see/meet me
* mood board – make a mood board on pinterest that has the styles, colours, prints, words and anything else that inspires you right now. it might not make sense at first, but after a while, you’ll start to see a pattern that will help you in the process of curating your wardrobe.
* edit your closet – there’s something appealing about this. spend some time considering how the things you currently own fit in with lifestyle, the longevity you seek in your wardrobe and how significant they are to the wardrobe you’re trying to curate. once you’re done editing, you can start updating your wardrobe one item at a time
* simplify, experiment and fine tune – simplicity is a recurring theme in a curated wardrobe. if you ask me, it is the backbone of a curated wardrobe because you’re really simplifying your possessions to suit the lifestyle you want to live and the story you want to tell. it doesn’t mean that your wardrobe will end up as a boring pile of clothes. it does mean that the final result will be effortless.
What are your thoughts on a curated wardrobe? Let me know in the comments…