As I continue to learn more about cooking, I become more comfortable with how certain flavors go together. We learn as we do and in turn, we begin to love WHAT we do. There was a time when I could not boil an egg. And, I have practiced enough at creating some epic failures in the kitchen to know that in the end, I have done everything I could possibly do to rock that shit into a perfect existence.
I have finally figured out a way, with what I know in the kitchen, to understand how to build a capsule wardrobe. Let’s face it, I needed all the help I could get. I became exhausted at trying to look cute with the clothes I already owned. I was clueless on how to put one look together. I would do shit like, pair a leopard print fur coat with black leggings and red platform heels, lay it out on my bed and think “OOOOOOH, I will TOTALLY look like a regular hanging outside of CBGB’S” Then, I would put it on only to find that I looked like I was headed to bingo with troll dolls in tow. I just needed blue eye shadow and a cigarette dangling to complete the look. I was completely over it.
So I took a familiar approach to creating a wardrobe that made sense for me. I opened my closet door and looked at each clothing piece as a spice….yes, a spice. How many different ways can I make a dish with five ingredients? In terms of clothing, how many outfits can I make with a skirt? Which pair of shoes would work with this coat and that dress? The first thing I did was cataloged all of my clothing pieces into my Stylebook app. It was a task to complete, but it was well worth it. The app allowed me to view everything I owned all on one page; especially the things I had stowed away such as jewelry and shoes. Outta sight, outta mind. I was not using a lot of things I already owned. It became easy to pair pieces together that I never knew would have worked in the first place. The app has made it so much easier for me to plan my weekly wears as well as create a packing list for upcoming trips. All I did was play around with my clothing pieces like I play with my food. It really was that simple. 🙂 Give it a try!