Curating Your Capsule Wardrobe & Look Book

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Rachel Stone

Hello everyone! This post has been on my mind for awhile & includes my top tips for curating your capsule wardrobe. Let me remind you that…

Progress Beats Perfection

Capsule Wardrobe Curation Tips:

  1. Progress beats Perfection 
  2. Strongly Defined Personal Style
  3. Contentment & Creativity
  4. Take Excellent Care of Your Capsule
  5. Year – Round Color Palette
  6. Don’t Discard Everything!

Goal: focus on what you already own that is working well.

My capsule wardrobe journey began the fall of 2017… Below is a rather scary picture of what had to be tackled.

Believe it or not, if your closet looks like this, you’re in a great place to begin curating your capsule wardrobe! 

Five months later…  Spring/Summer Capsule 2018

Again, there is progress as the color palette becomes more unified. Be patient as you explore the colors, cuts, styles, and patterns that work for you. The best, most functional capsules are curated over time.

ONE YEAR LATER…  Fall/Winter Capsule 2018

This is such a huge difference in one year! I’m always amazed when looking at these before & after pictures. And, you know what? I don’t miss any of those clothes!

Benefits along the way…

  • More Fun. Not only did our closet have breathing room, but I began having more fun with my wardrobe!
  • Better style. My personal style became more evident to me & it was easier to see where to direct my style for the seasons ahead.
  • More useful. This process reveals what really works for your lifestyle & what you truly enjoy wearing.

Which brings us to this year…

Spring/Summer 2020  (Before Minimizing)

Our small reach-in closet forces us to keep it simple & organized. My goal was take the tips I’ve learned on curating a wardrobe & pare down to every day clothes. Church & special occasion wear are stored elsewhere.


(After Minimizing)

After minimizing my capsule these are the choices presented every morning. I love the simplicity of fewer choices & the ease dressing ~ everything goes together!

No matter what there is to do this everyday capsule has just the thing needed. So refreshing & easy! Now that I can look at my wardrobe from before I’ll never go back… this is too easy & fun!

I hope this post & video have inspired you not just to pare down, but to really pay attention to what you truly enjoy wearing & what is working for you! Be patient & remember progress is better than finding that “perfect” piece or having a perfect capsule wardrobe.

Thank you so much for joining me today as we explored basic tips for curating the best capsule wardrobe for you!

If you enjoyed this post & are inspired to pared down or more carefully curate you wardrobe please leave a comment below & share on Pinterest!

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Author: Rachel Stone
Rachel is passionate about creating a comfortable and beautiful home for her family. She also loves to share the lessons she is learning with her wonderful audience both on this blog and her YouTube channel.

8 thoughts on “Curating Your Capsule Wardrobe & Look Book”

  1. Loved this post! I’m pretty surprised at how much red you’ve added to your wardrobe. But I love it! You look adorable in all the outfits. 😊

    • Hi Annie!
      Glad you enjoyed the post! Adding the red surprised me as well, but I’m loving it! Thank you!
      Have a lovely day!

  2. Such a fun video! Your videos make life a little brighter! In the pictures you always look so well put together, no matter whether gardening or crafting. With all of the recent emphasis on staying at home, I can say I am always in a better mood after I wake up and put one something presentable…even if it’s just puttering around the house for the day.

    • Hi Joanna!
      I’m so glad these videos brighten your day! I agree with you, getting “ready” for the day even if you’re not going anywhere makes such a difference in mood & productivity. Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment, have a lovely evening!

  3. Hello,
    What a fun video with lots of great info. You are an attractive
    model an make putting different
    Outfits together so easy.

    Blessings ,

    • Good morning Mi Mi,
      That’s sweet of you, I hope you found some inspiration! Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment. Have a lovely day!

  4. Aww Rachel, your capsule blogs never disappoint! Your wardrobe curation tips are spot on! I wish I would have thought to take photos before I began my journey, they are so valuable in charting our progress. Thanks for opening your closet doors to us and for the delightful garden video. Flowers and cute clothes….adds a smile to my day!

    Terri 😀

    • Good morning, Miss Terri!
      I’m glad this little look book brought a smile to your day! You are right about the photographs ~ they are very helpful in showing what looks the best & what needs tweaking! Have a lovey day & thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment!
      Warmly, Rachel

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