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17 May, 2017
May 17, 2017
With the terms ‘curated’ and ‘capsule’ in everyone’s clothing vocabulary now, an ‘essential’ surely is as well. And I seem to be adding to the long list of ways to describe your closet including my own (and favorite 😉 ) – well loved. I’ve already talked about my well loved wardrobe essentials, but I don’t think I talked about the importance of an essential in anyone’s wardrobe. And not just an essential that I would approve of. An essential that makes sense and works with your every day life and becomes an ultimate go to.
An essential for, however you want to describe your closet, is a piece that you can come back to again and again. Whether that’s for it’s sheer versatility or tiny (though important) details, is up to you. Because that’s what an essential is about – y o u .
And much less about rules.
I think that’s why I never started a capsule wardrobe. Too many rules and too many restrictions seemed impossible for me to implement in my life. Wyoming weather is notoriously unpredictable and volatile with blizzards on Tuesday morning to upper sixties on Friday. And let’s face it – more often than not life looks like this. Me lying on my bed rather than running around after work.
Though I must say my solution to an un-capsule life was no better.
A closet stuffed with too many ‘cute’ things and little options, aside from a t-shirt and jeans left me uninspired and quite bored. Which in turn left me a l w a y s shopping for the piece of clothing that would cure my already over flowing closet. Sigh. BUT I’ve come quite a way since then. All thanks to some of my new favorite books and a couple of new habits I’ve really tried to commit to.
Plus, I’ve tried to make sure my well loved wardrobe screams versatility. As I seem to value that above all else.
A wardrobe staple needs to give you more than just a check list. It’s the best mix of confidence and comfort. Something you can slip into and not count how many times you skipped the gym or how many times you reached for the ice cream over the carrots. (Something I find myself doing quite often!) A staple doesn’t need a flat tummy or a thigh gap, a staple fits your into your life. Not the other way around.
SO … what is your well-loved wardrobe staple?