Capsule Wardrobe Pieces
I often read fashion magazines as a kid. I would snatch last month’s Allure from my sister’s bedroom and take it to my closet where I had a make-shift reading nook. It consisted of an embroidered pillow and a tap-it light I convinced my mom to order me off an infomercial.
Whenever I got a magazine I read every single word — advertisements and all — starting with page 1. I studied it. I can’t remember what I was looking for but my preteen self was mesmerized. I contemplated if I was girly, sporty, edgy, or classic. I really thought you had to define your style using those finite options. I guess I didn’t understand that magazines were merely suggestions meant for you to flip and browse.
This got me thinking, what would I call my style now if I put it in a box? I’m really not sure. Defining my personal style is part of the reason why I started a capsule wardrobe. I think having a grasp on your own style helps you detach from trends and wash away the itch to shop. I hope by the end of it I can describe my style, at least in some ways, as intentional.
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