Capsule Wardrobe

Since having my second baby in March, I’ve been on quite a determined journey to turn some things around for the better.

I decided that after Sweet Bea was born I was ready to get my body, image & confidence sorted.

It’s my choice how I feel.

I decided to go back to Weight Watchers & join a gym, I’m gaining confidence the more weight I lose. I WANT to look nice & feel good again. For my husband, for my kids, but mostly just for me.

I’m fed up with wearing worn out clothes that aren’t my style & aren’t the right size!

After SH was born I went through a charity shop phase, where everything I bought was second hand. I didn’t exercise & I didn’t look after myself.

I didn’t really care what I looked like. I had a child to look after! What I wore & how I looked were secondary. However this phase left me feeling frumpy, old before my time & generally rubbish.

So my day off was part of that journey.

I’ve decided that rather than spend loads of money on lots of tops & jumpers I’d think before buying much. I’d rather do some research, find out what’s out there & save to buy a few nice items for my new, smaller wardrobe.

I think in the fashion industry it’s called a ‘capsule wardrobe’!? Really nicely made, classic clothes, that aren’t in or out of fashion that I can mix & match, & add accessories to bring it up to date & on trend.

I’m hoping I’ll need less clothes overall as my wardrobe is crammed FULL of clothes from years back that I haven’t quite had the guts to clear out.

I don’t need them all & quite frankly I can’t see the wood for the trees when I open it. How can I have so many clothes & not be happy to wear any of them!? On a humanitarian level it’s not great that all these clothes are not being used.

So the charity shops will benefit again!!

At The Mall I did find a classic navy blazer which cinches in at the waist (I got it back, yeehah!) & a leopard print scarf from Hobbs. Gok Wan said in a This Morning article that every girl needs a blazer in her wardrobe! Gok, I listened!  Maybe my rule when looking at an item of clothing should be, ‘what would Gok think of this’!?


I’m very happy with my purchases & I’m happy I didn’t come home laden with bags full of clothes I won’t wear.

Clothes aren’t the be all & end all.  At the end of the day confidence comes from the inside.  Not a front to be put out to the world. If you feel nice, it goes a little way to help confidence grow & I believe it’s valuable for a mama to feel good.


It’s good for me & it’s good for the kids that I feel happy in myself. Confidence is learnt… from our upbringing, the world around us, our friendships & what we let in from media…but also our decisions. I’m determined to teach my kids self-confidence. It starts with me.

So I’ve decided….to be confident & to enjoy shedding my old wardrobe for a reduced, less cluttered & capsule-icious one!!

Tidy wardrobe, tidy mind! My twist on an old saying.

Until the next time friends.
Have a great day!

Lizzie xx

8 thoughts on “Capsule Wardrobe”

  1. I did the same thing a few months ago. It’s great to have clothes that fit right. Still have more weight to go but it’s nice to be able to go to smaller sizes.

  2. Hey, thanks for your comment. It’s great to finally get rid of things, I still have a long way to go weight wise, another reason I want to wait to buy much. L x

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  3. Hello lovely, I think I may have mistakenly deleted your comment! Doughnut!! Sorry huni. I feel really great about shedding my old wardrobe. Time to go from drab to fab! 🙂 x

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