Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe

After my post about creating my first capsule wardrobe you may be wondering what items I’ve chosen to wear this summer. I haven’t created any content about my current capsule because it has been riddled with issues. Even though summer is nearly over (praise!) I will show my current capsule before the month ends.

I started my summer capsule at the beginning of July and before the month was out two of my t-shirts were rendered unwearable because of stubborn stains. I tried everything both and I and google could think of to save these two tops but alas I handed them off to my grandmother to be upcycled into rags. Then, due to weight loss, two pairs of my jeans were also no longer wearable. Once the jeans became two big I felt really uncomfortable with the way they fit my stomach and realized that I only had two tops felt comfortable wearing them with.

I thought about replacing the pieces but there was much to consider. One of the main characteristics of a capsule wardrobe is not shopping during the season. A characteristic important to me as poor spending habits was the primary reason I decided to start a capsule wardrobe. The more I thought about whether or not to replace those four missing pieces the more I began to feel the void in my wardrobe. My wardrobe is heavy on bottoms because those are easier for me find in cuts and fits I like, so I didn’t miss the absence of the two pair of jeans and didn’t feel the need to replace them. The two tops I missed almost immediately as tops change the whole look of an outfit for me.

After talking with a friend I decided to add a few tops to my capsule. Through our conversation I cam to the conclusion that though not shopping during the season is important, capsule wardrobes are meant to make dressing easier, not further complicate it by sticking too strictly to rules.



T-Shirt, Jeans – Asos

Sneakers – Adidas

Necklace – Mr. Kate