This was extremely frustrating. I love the idea of a capsule(ish)wardrobe. One where I have staple pieces, timeless ones that I want to wear year after year. In addition to that core wardrobe, I want to throw in seasonal, trendy items. Mama wants to look cute!
I decided to do some research. After the Konmari purge, those freaking capsule people drove me crazy. Everyone disagrees with everyone else. How many pieces, what constitutes a capsule, blah, blah, blah. Basically I was on my own.
My super smart hubby used the trello app, to make a list for me. Its an app that allows you to make lists and share them. I was able to add the things that I need, that I want, and what I love.
One of the first things I decided that I needed? A pair of patent leather, nude-colored heels. They will go with everything and add a certain amount of sophistication to any outfit. Sold. Clearly, being perpetually stained, I need some sophistication!
I added those Louboutin heels, but I also realize that they aren't practical or budget friendly. Frankly, they aren't super comfy either. I will probably still buy very nice ones, but I find Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman to be not only more budget friendly, but more comfortable on my foot. Still a very high quality shoe that will last!
Here is a super secret way to add some more expensive items to your wardrobe. 1. Be a sale shopper. There are a ton of sale alert apps where you can add your item and be alerted when it goes on sale. The higher end retailers like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom often have GREAT sales at the end of the season, and those fancy shoes and purses will be on there. Just be patient. 2. Another way is to shop consignment. Sites like Poshmark have lots of gently used or never worn items for a great price. You just need to be a bit more careful about authenticity.
Thats all I have added right now. I am crushing on a new pair of Birkenstocks, and am waiting very patiently (not patiently at all) for them to go on sale!
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