This one seems odd, I know. Counter-intuitive for not only the trend of today that is the Capsule Closet but also for a sustainable fashion blogger, but hear me out. I have had this idea for a while now and I wanted to put it into words. I don’t personally want a capsule closet. I LOVE the people I follow who have one and I do envy the simplicity, but a capsule closet wouldn’t work for me. I love colors, patterns, florals. I would never be happy with a color palette that I had to stick to. I wouldn’t love being stuck into one aesthetic because my likes change daily. One day I want to be comfy, one day I want to be colorful, one day I want to be eye catching. So I wanted to talk about the idea of an Uncapsule Closet.
A closet like mine is filled with so many different pieces. I don’t follow one look for my entire closet. I have so many different clothes from different styles and I love that. I want to wear what I like based on that days interests or plans and I don’t want to be stuck to pick one type of clothing for my entire life. I like to chose the best pieces from each look and put them together in a way that I like. I wear jumpsuits that are utilitarian, I wear lovely dresses with frills, I wear long gowns that are loose, and short dresses that are tight.
Thrifting solved the problem with consumption and the environment. If you want to live more sustainably, a Capsule Closet is a good option because you have so many different combinations of outfits in your closet that all match each other with minimal pieces. You likely only own basics which are perfect as they can be worn anywhere, and you need less clothes and less replacements for pieces. But, if you thrift, you can impact the environment much less as you would from buying new. You can also afford more clothes as they’re always cheaper than their new counterparts.
Thrifting allows you to experiment with new styles or colors that you otherwise wouldn’t have tried. You can fill your closet with pieces that entice you, and inspire you to break out of your comfort zone. You can be a frilly princess one day and the next you can dress grungy or business casual. It lets you be whoever you want to be, every day of the week. It lifts the constraints of the day and allows you to be whatever person you want to be in that very moment. Today I am wearing a Mate the Label sweatshirt top and denim shorts and flip flops. Tomorrow? The world is my oyster and I will dress completely different. How absolutely fun is that! Want to join me? Let’s start using #uncapsulecloset to tag our different looks for each day.