Gingham + A Capsule Wardrobe Update

This is probably one of the most bloggeriest (can I make that a word?) outfits I have ever worn and I reallyyyyy like it. Gingham is super trendy at the moment and I am a fan. Pants, skirts, shirts, dresses. I love that gingham comes in almost any form. This top is from StyleWe and I fell in love when I saw it. You all know I am a sucker for some cute dramatic sleeves. This may not be the first time you have seen this top, as it is super popular in the bloggersphere (yep, just making up words here), and I love it nonetheless. I have been trying to stay away from the super trendy items that will probably fade in the next year or two, gingham being a rare exception of course. ;) Hence why I started a capsule wardrobe (if you do not know what a capsule wardrobe is go back to this blog post) at the beginning of the year. I was tired of clutter and not being intentional with my wardrobe choices, so I tried out a capsule wardrobe for a couple of months and am finally doing a recap of the process.  

Top: StyleWe || Jeans: Gap || Shoes: Forever 21 || Hat: Target || Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

I learned that a capsule wardrobe (in it's most original definition) is not for me. What I DO love about it though is that it showed me the importance of buying long lasting pieces that will last for seasons and seasons that I absolutely adore. When making purchases lately I rarely buy on the spot. It has to be something that I have been wanting for awhile now, and if I still like it and want it then I will buy the item. I have stopped impulse buying, at least for the most part, to save money as well. Nikki probably disagrees with me, but I have really tried to change my shopping habits and I think it shows.  I also like pre-selecting a wardrobe for the season. It made my life a lot easier because I could put together outfits quicker with my options already selected in front of me.

One of the reason's I don't want to call my wardrobe a capsule wardrobe is because I honestly can not slim it down enough. I have too many clothes and I just do not want to get rid of them. That makes me sound like I have closets and closets of clothes. haha. I do not. I have gotten rid of lots of clothes, but I still am holding onto items I do not wear everyday for personal reasons or just for that one fancy event. I have regretted giving away clothes before, and I just don't want that to happen again. I also do not like the confines of sticking to one arranged wardrobe . I am a person that does not like limitations...well I mean, I REALLY hate them, and having a capsule wardrobe felt so restrictive sometimes. I want options and I want to be able to change those options anytime I want. I have definitely picked up some good habits from trying this process, but overall a capsule wardrobe is not for me.

Have any of you tried a capsule wardrobe? Do you have a capsule wardrobe? Do you like it? Hate it? Want to try it? Please let me know because I am curious to hear what you think. <3


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