It was amazing to me how many outfits I had pinned over the years to “My Kind of Glitter,” the only creative name left for fashion inspo. They ranged from elegant to swimsuits, from quotes to things I wouldn’t dare wear. All colors and nearly all styles are represented in a great melting pot of beautiful pictures and ideas.
There was no consistency. In searching for my personal style, I was making headway only in quantity.
Enter the capsule wardrobe.
I’ve explained this in a previous blog, as part of my series to my ideal wardrobe. Now, before I share my solution, I want to show you how big of a change it was. When I joined Pinterest, I started a fashion board that, to-date, has 613 pins on it. Think about that… If it takes a mere 20 seconds to pin one outfit, this board represents 204 minutes of fashion pinning. And how many of these outfits do I wear? Practically none.
When I realized how scattered my focus was, I began a whole new board. My new criteria were
- Would I wear this outfit right now if it were in my closet?
- Would I be thrilled if I got this outfit or item for Christmas?
- Does this fit with my color scheme?
- Is this a style that I feel comfortable in?
With this clarity and focus, I created a new Pinterest board that was streamlined and beautiful.
But, friends, I went one step further. I wasn’t 100% on board with the capsule wardrobe, even as beautiful as this board is. And I sought to create the perfect system–yes, perfect–for my clothes.
And thus was born the hanger wardrobe.