How to create a Capsule Wardrobe (being Indian edition)

March 5, 2019

Well honestly its been two years and I am still emptying my wardrobe but I am nearly there. Just one last lot and I am free of bundles and piles of clothes I spent my precious money on.
After binge watching all the "clear your closet clear your mindset" and all the "konmari" shite. I narrowed down my journey....here we go....

Now being Indian we all have those heavy dresses, saris and lehangas that we wear once and never use again (though we see them every Diwali while cleaning). Leaving my wedding dress (like who gives away their wedding dress); I either gifted or donated all my heavy Bollywood drama dresses (still holding on to a few though). GOD WHY??? on earth I started all this in the first place?

After all the good mind boggling temptations to shop, I need to focus on what to wear if I am throwing away everything...how will I manage a sense of style and everyday wear with fewer options.
Hence I made a GOAL!
TRAVEL!!!!! YES!!! TRAVEL!!!!!

also, I would like to spend lesser time getting ready.



1. The solution for both the requirements is a pre coordinated wardrobe and multifunctional usage or dresses.eg: I can match a black kurta to a jegging/jeans/black pant/plazzo or skirt, giving it 5 looks in just 1 piece.
2. If everything is color coordinated it will take less time. hence, I am sticking to one color as base and then second color as a pop up (which I can wear on weekends), the last is a few optional dresses outside work.eg: a shrug/blazer/scarf etc could change your entire look.
3. Quality over Quantity ALWAYS
5. Throw one Buy one mantra. In order to get rid of all the stuff I preowned it took me 2 years to clear out, I cant imagine going through all that again.
6. If still the little heart urges to shop, eat a cupcake and put the money in a piggy bank.
7. Don't be fooled with the SALE game. Remember every single sale shop makes double profit with the SALE game. You are still paying more!!!!!


I will update as soon as I get on with the new wardrobe, this is all happening as I planned so far, apart from ; I feel so poor sometimes with an empty wardrobe......


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