2015 was the year I decided to build myself a meaningful wardrobe. Pretty much from scratch.

Oh, and this perfect meaningful wardrobe? It had to be handmade by me. 

Ticket for one to crazy town?

Most definitely. Guys, it's pretty darn hard to make pretty much 80% of your perfect capsule closet from scratch. WIth a baby. And a job. And high standards. 

Phew. I almost knocked myself out. Surprised?

I'm not. 🙂

But I've mellowed and done some great learning along the way. 

Why?

It's pretty simple really, I like reaching into my (very small) closet and putting on something well-made, well-loved and that has a history. Something that I know will be a good friend for a long time. 

Sure it would be MUCH easier to just go out and buy whatever clothes I want. But carefully mending or updating what I have, making my own clothes, and making sustainable choices means I really think about what I need, rather than just making impulse purchases. I feel like it helps me live with more thoughtfulness and intent.

My reduced closet can be limiting. I don't always have the 'perfect' dress/top/trousers to wear. But my small wardrobe certainly  is more meaningful. 

WHAT'S THE PLAN?

I'm slowly building a meaningful, capsule wardrobe making and thrifting most of my wardrobe, and making ethical choices when I need to buy something new.  

Interested to read more? Here's a few posts that will help you get started...

How to build a meaningful wardrobe

Don't really know where to start? Here's a quick guide to building a more meaningful wardrobe

Be creative with less

Having a small wardrobe doesn't have to be boring, here's a challenge to help keep it fresh.

Start planning a more meaningful wardrobe

I created this simple plan to help anyone get started with planning their own perfect, meaningful wardrobe

A peek inside my meaningful wardrobe

A wee look inside my meaningful wardrobe and my most recent makes.

Keep your eyes peeled on the Capsule Wardrobe tag to get ideas for building your own meaningful wardrobe.

Keen to DIY it? You can tag along with my Makes for, well, my latest makes 🙂 Handmade Wardrobe for tips on creating your own clothes, and Sewing Tricks for tips to help you along the way.

Let's make it meaningful!