Sometime during the last couple of weeks, I was introduced to the concept of a capsule wardrobe. I know, for the fashionable, this isn’t a new thing (I’m always way behind with this stuff). My first thought, randomly, was those little things that come out of gumball machines but filled with clothes (should I patent that?). My second thought was that this is a genius concept, not only for your wardrobe- it can so easily be applied to home decor and many other categories of our daily life.
For those who (like me before last week) haven’t heard of this concept, the general principle is creating a small collection of wardrobe essentials that can be mixed and matched to create new looks. For someone, also like myself, who doesn’t want to think about clothing, or spend much money on clothing, but wants to look somewhat presentable and fashionable anyway… this puts the whole getting dressed thing on autopilot. Anything that saves me time, money and stress = awesome.
How to Create a “Capsule Wardrobe” for Your Home
When applied to your home, creating a “capsule wardrobe” could mean a small collection of essential and timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched to create beautiful displays, to entertain, to decorate seasonally… the possibilities are limitless.
I’ve decided to create a new series and compile what I consider the “capsule wardrobe” of your home- or as I’m calling my series for the purposes of simplicity, Essentials. There are often products that I think of sharing that have made my life a bit easier, but they don’t necessarily fit into a bigger post. This way I can share them with you in a comprehensive way!
I have several ideas for this series, and we’re going to start off with Entertaining Essentials. Entertaining is a topic that I love but I feel has been neglected on my blog since the holidays, and I want to chronicle it more! I’m starting off by sharing my arsenal of basic versatile entertaining pieces.
Here’s a sneak peek. Since this is the intro, I wanted to give you a little tutorial on the planned format of these posts, and how these interactive images work. You can click on any of the items below, directly on the image, and you will be brought to a page where you can learn more about the item or even purchase it (the links are affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you decide to purchase, at no extra expense to you. You can read my disclosure here.).
I will also be adding labeled text links to the main body of the post in case the image isn’t clickable on some browsers and devices, as well as an explanation of how and why I included those items.
Additionally, there will be an extra bonus for subscribers on each post where you can download a printable worksheet/checklist on that topic. This would be useful if you are buying your first home, or creating a gift registry for your wedding, etc. If you are already a subscriber it still requires you to input your email- but you will only receive one copy of each newsletter, don’t worry!
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