Creating a capsule wardrobe

Creating a capsule wardrobe woman in a floating knee length dress and beret working frocks

The idea behind creating a capsule wardrobe

is to free up your time and your brain

from preoccupation with what to wear

while looking great, your best even

Take away everything you don’t need

pare your wardrobe back to essential, loved beautiful garments

then wear the best

That’s all you need

Get rid of those clothes that don’t fit

that you don’t like or

are in any way a compromise

Be brave

You’ll be glad to be brave

Every woman who shines out and looks stunning

has got rid of all that she does not need

Creating a capsule wardrobe leaves you nowhere to hide

No more hiding in clothes that don’t do you justice

Wear those clothes and shine out

We love the idea of creating a capsule wardrobe

the appeal is so enticing

But are we brave enough to go there

Are we brave enough to ditch our comfort clothes

to get rid of what might be good

in order to go for great, amazing and awesome

What stops us from going there

from looking unique

from being brilliant

Even short people can suffer from tall poppy syndrome

Is it fear we will be pulled back

cut down to size

Who does she think she is

Well who do you think you are

That capsule wardrobe stands between two thoughts

What do they think of me and

what do I think of myself

Only concentrate on the latter

the former is none of your business

Take your time, journal, think

Remember that you are created to be awesome, talented, clever

Could you abandon everything in your wardrobe

that is a compromise

and really be who you are created to be

I’m not talking about creating a capsule wardrobe full of leggings and baggy teeshirts


I’m talking about wearing clothes

that fit your personality like a glove

Dip your toe in the water

Start to create a collection of clothes

that are uniquely you

You may be surprised by what you discover

and you may discover that being bold



feels like coming home

Creating a capsule wardrobe

We have written other posts on the subject of the capsule wardrobe collection so be sure to check those out too:

Create your own French style capsule collection – release your inner Parisienne and dress with style

The Microcapsule wardrobe – a wardrobe within a wardrobe, how it will benefit you

How to create your own capsule wardrobe collection – How to create a capsule wardrobe using your existing clothes

For more on emotions and the clothing choices you make see: Why there are more emotions than clothes in your wardrobe

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The Stylish Wellness Institute

Join us in the Stylish Wellness Institute. The SWI is our women-only members club where you learn how to create your own unique style. Whether you are bored with your current style, in need of a sartorial refresh, have lost your unique style or have been so busy with life that you’ve lost track of yourself, the Stylish Wellness Institute is perfect for you.

The Stylish Wellness Institute is about so much more than just your clothes, though. It took me a long time to understand that self-care and radical self-love is what our bodies and minds need. Introducing that self-care and self-love into our lives is also a core part of what the Stylish Wellness Institute is all about.  The SWI is about combining the outer appearance with the inner experience to create balance. We call that balance the zone of peace. You can find out more about the Stylish Wellness Institute and the Zone of peace here.

Wardrobe Journaling

Finally, let me tell you a little bit about Wardrobe Journaling. It is the process I have created that helps you understand yourself better through journaling and through thinking about the clothes you wear and your own unique personality. There are Wardrobe Journaling blog posts over at the Wardrobe Journaling website. There is also the entirely unique Wardrobe Journaling course. If you want to take a step further into your own self development and self care this is a great, gentle but powerful course to take.

Have a great day!


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