This was right before Kit’s nap time so please excuse her tired eyes. 🙂
On Wednesday I posted my first look with this combo. This time, I paired it with a cozy cardigan for our little trip to pick out a pumpkin. P.S. I am in love with Kit’s Halloween costume. I love that even though it’s a simple switch it gives you a different look. I guess that’s the beauty of a capsule wardrobe right?
I had someone e-mail me and ask me to talk about how to do a capsule wardrobe when your body is in “transition.” She was specifically speaking about post pregnancy (and I FEEL that concern), but this could really apply to anyone that is in some sort of weight transition.
This is a great topic because
a.) I’ve had SO many people ask me the same thing
b.) I have yet to see any other capsule wardrobe bloggers tackle this issue because they all seem to naturally be able to stay the same trim size no matter what they eat.
Ok. I joke, but for real! I eat one measly taco and I have to undo my belt buckle.
So in other words, I’m with you on this one. Here’s the thing: my first capsule I tried to just deal with clothes that didn’t fit anymore because “they were part of my capsule” and I should just grin and bear it. Right? Yeah that didn’t work. I ended up going shopping in the middle of my capsule and purchasing clothing that DID fit.
So this is what I have decided to do now that I have no ability to predict what my body is going to do since having birth. I have decided to allow myself to dress in such a way that I feel GOOD about myself.
In other words, if I need to shop to replace something that doesn’t fit anymore then I’m going to do it! Even if it’s in the middle of a capsule.
BUT, in order to keep it in budget I have decided that for the time being I will try my best to only purchase pants and skirts second hand so that I can get them at a better price than buying them brand new. For me, those are the items that make me feel bad about myself if they are too tight. For tops, I have always been drawn to a more flowy/baggy aesthetic so I’m typically fine if my weight fluctuates.
What I would suggest is figuring out what clothing you should do the same for. If you like maxi skirts and joggers for example, you might be okay if your weight fluctuates. Or you might like more form fitting tops, in which case you should probably spend less on those items. I’m not talking about giving up on quality, but be a bit more intentional about looking for sales, browsing eBay, etc.
What will end up happening (and I’m still getting there) is that you’ll naturally create two capsules so that no matter where you are in your journey you’ll have clothing that fits.
I mean, I would love to be able to guarantee that I’ll get down to my ideal weight and then just stay there forever, but I’m 99.99% sure that isn’t going to happen. So instead of letting my fluctuating weight get the better of me, I’ll have a plan already implemented so that I’ll feel good no matter what.
Because that’s the point of a capsule wardrobe right? Having clothes that you LOVE and will feel good in? Do any of you have a way of dealing with this issue? Do you have two capsules like me? Or do you have any other tricks that work well? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,
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