The best solution to dress well on a tight budget would be to create a capsule wardrobe.
But what is a capsule wardrobe?
It’s a wardrobe with less items but made up of really versatile pieces that you fully love to wear.
This capsule wardrobe has all the essential types of clothes, but in such colors and patterns that they can be very easily and efficiently mixed and matched with each other, so that you get a new outfit without effort every time. The best thing about a capsule wardrobe is that it cures shopaholism and slow down the fast fashion
! You would be surprised at the number of different looks you can work up with only a set number of different clothes. Try it! It is amazing.
In my last post about “How to make our fashion habits more sustainable?”
I promised to show you the maxi dress outfit in detail. Because maxi dresses are one of my favorite pieces to wear during spring and summer. They are so easy and fabulous to combine and really comfy and breezy to wear.
I wore a maxi dress in a colorful flower pattern paired with an army jacket. Both of them I purchased in a second hand shop. The army jacket I already have quite a long time and I can combine the jacket effortless with a lot of pieces I already have in my wardrobe. As well the dress I can pair with Jeans jacket, blazer, cardigan, white sneakers, flat sandals, high heels or booties. No matter what kind of look I would like to create, if noble, elegant, casual, beachy, boho or cool.
Because of the romantic twist of the dress, I wanted to give the outfit a cooler kinda touch. So I chose the army jacket put a belt over the jacket, which is actually a big trend right now. I learned to love that trend because it gives my looks a complete new touch ans structure. Also great, you can try it with every jacket, with fall jackets, oversized blazer, long winter coats, or quilted jackets. Also no limits of what kind of belts. I chose a belt, what I rented from a wardrobe rental. The belt fits perfectly to the color of the dress and I love the boho styled embellishment.
This season is all about straw bags. That’s why I went for the black basket straw bag with golden colored ring handles. This is so trendy for the summer and I found this bag at the wardrobe rental, too. You see, it’s possible to find fashionable pieces and the hottest trends even at the wardrobe rental. It’s always worth to take a look. You never know what you will find there!
The shoes are classic and cool like always. I have this pair of sneakers for so many years. For me, they are my long life pair of sneakers. The old school Vans can be worn with many outfits and suit a range of different styles. As they are sneakers, Vans is primarily a casual shoe. This means that they look best with casual outfits. But of course, there are ways to create a more elegant look with Vans. The gypsy earrings I got from a flew market after a movie production. Sometimes they realize after the wrap a flew market, so the whole team can buy for little money some special things as a memory.
When I sum the money I spent for this outfit, I can say it was less then 20€. Due to the second hand and flew market shopping and including the rental few for the accessories, I could dressed well on tight budget and it has less impact of the environment. Further I found 2 new garments which I needed for a perfect spring/summer capsule wardrobe. Hope that post encouraged you to shop more second hand and to start with a capsule wardrobe as well.
What do you think? You wanna go for second hand pieces or not? Please leave a comment if you like to share your opinion.
I’ll cover the topic “capsule wardrobe” soon in one of my upcoming post’s.
So stay tuned. 😉