I feel like I’m cheating on my capsule wardrobe with this amazing pair of wide leg jeans that I purchased for $24 at Goodwill. I’m a denim girl at heart, and although I went on a two months “jeans fast” I had to be honest with myself. I thought one pair of blue jeans would suffice until I realized otherwise.
What I love most about this pair of jeans is that the fabric is actually a cotton/linen blend so it drapes beautifully. Although they are beyond comfortable, they still have a classic silhouette. In my mind wide leg pants will always be in style, regardless of the current trend status of flares, skinny, and bootleg cuts.
(Thrifted/Upcycled white tunic tee, Thrifted J Brand wide leg jeans, Thrifted Freebird brown boots)
Also this past week I completely revamped this thrifted white tunic tee. I had already removed the 3/4 sleeves, but felt like I was literally drowning in fabric every time I wore it. I was a bit scared when I started cutting inches off the hemline, but that didn’t stop me. I knew I needed to change it so that I could actually enjoy wearing it.
I really liked how the bottom of this tee was originally finished, so I cut a very thick strip off the original hemline and sewed it onto the new shorter hemline. It isn’t at all perfect, but I don’t mind one bit. I’m really looking forward to paring it with other pieces in my wardrobe now.
I have found so much satisfaction with creating capsule wardrobes for the past three years. At the same time, I don’t feel as if I’ve mastered all of the techniques to create a perfect capsule the first time around. I think that’s why I have started giving myself some wiggle room to make a few changes during the season if I feel moved to do so.
I felt moved to search for another pair of jeans, so I did. I also felt inclined to chop up this tunic, so that the silhouette stopped swallowing me whole. I think I’m at a point in my minimalist journey where flexibility is becoming my motto more so than following any specific rules. If I don’t like something, I see if I can change it. The possibilities are limitless unless I accept limitations.
Have you created a capsule this season? How’s it going for you?
(Images by Dawn Michelle)