The idea of a “capsule wardrobe” is certainly not a new one. Even before the advent of internet, I’m sure fashionistas and sensibly dressed people realized, “Hey, I can build an entire closet full of outfits with just a few key pieces.” Throw Pinterest (Erin E. Flynn, I’m looking at you and all of your amazing pins!) and bloggers like Un-Fancy into the mix, and now here’s me, spending an entire weekend drooling over strategically styled capsule wardrobe collections.

I’m in love with these looks from Greater Than Rubies’s fall capsule wardrobe!

Why has it taken me so long to realize that a capsule wardrobe is completely in my grasp?

I live in comfortable clothing and crave it like you crave grandma’s baked macaroni and cheese when you’re sick. But I realize that I can’t live in pjs and do indeed need to go out in public every now and then. And you know what? With school back in swing, I’m finding more and more that I’m actually enjoying dressing up. No, not 9-to-5 gear, per say, but just putting together outfits whether for work or for my downtime is starting to feel less like a chore and more like a challenge in creativity.

So why not take the challenge up a notch (and at the same time cut down on my spending, whip my closet into shape, and take the time out of planning outfits from scratch each weeknight)? I’ve already printed out Un-Fancy’s capsule wardrobe planner and started planning my autumn outfits. A few years ago, I started laying the groundwork for something similar with The No Brainer Wardrobe Makeover, but it’s time to update my closet to work for my current self and style, and not the life of the student I was 4 years ago. With a little work, I can absolutely make my closet go the extra mile and create some pretty professional, classy looks that reflect my style in the process!

Once I finalize my list, I’ll be sharing my journey here on the blog (otherwise, I’d probably just wear the same thing every day)! We’ll see how this goes…!