My friend @madebyrae got me thinking about capsule wardrobes, and their apparent lack of color. I propose this, for those who strive to curate a capsule wardrobe:
1.) Think about what you would bring on a three week vacation in a carry on bag. Pretend you are on vacation (or, ideally, actually go on one 😉) and take photos of all of your favorite combos for reference.
2. ) Choose colors that tap you into how you want to feel. I NEVER wake up wanting to feel "neutral." More likely, I wake up wanting to feel bad ass, artistic, thoughtful or cozy. Black and denim make me feel resilient; rust, lavender, mauve and forest green help me feel creative, and deep gray is my cozy color.
3.) Figure out a family of colors that go together and look good next to your skin. I have a weird combo of olive skin, blue eyes, and dark-yet-coppery hair, so don't assume you can box yourself into a color profile. Go to a yarn store with good lighting and a mirror and put those skeins righ next to your face!
4.) Release yourself from the feeling that you must have a capsule wardrobe in order to be a good, conscious person. It works for some people, not for others. The important thing is that you know what you'd pack to feel fabulous on vacation, and that ALL the clothes in your closet make you feel confident and beautiful in your body as it is NOW. Not when you lose x pounds. 😚
I'm wearing my #gemmatank in Nani Iro fabric and my newly designed/sewn #arenitepants that will be part of my #sedimentarycapsule, of which the #metamorphicdress is a part. I love them - flat-felled seams, big pockets, sand washed rayon and stretchy knit cuffs.