Thanks to those of you who said pictures of some of my summer capsule may be helpful. I have enclosed some of the key pieces that I find myself reaching for again and again.
Why these pieces:
- Neutral colours
- Lightweight materials
- Classic shapes
- Easy to style
However, I feel this capsule, as a whole, has not quite gelled for me. I think I have too many pieces or maybe some are not versatile enough or I am not being creative enough! Rather than angsting too much over this, I am treating it as an experiment and an opportunity to learn.
There was a time when a filled wardrobe would have led me to believe that I always had the ‘right clothes’ even though I used to stand in front of it, in despair at not finding something to wear. Now, a half-filled wardrobe seems too full. I believe I may have veered too much towards loving some pretty summer pieces, because they are a novelty in our climate, and not enough towards choosing versatile pieces, which earn their place.
I looked in my wardrobe today and thought ‘can I really call myself a minimalist?!’. The answer is yes because all the ups and downs are simply another step towards a less cluttered, more meaningful life. This is the beauty of minimalism. It is a means to an end, not an end in itself.
A review of this capsule when summer is over should prove an interesting learning experience!
Is it just me? Does anyone else feel they get setbacks when they thought they had cracked something? I’d really love to hear from you. In the meantime, have a great week 🙂