Curating Colors for a CApsule Wardrobe
I promised to document my process for creating a capsule wardrobe, so here goes! My process has evolved over the last year and I’ve collected elements from several different blogs that I incorporate as I plan what I will be wearing for 3 month chunks. Now, I like to start by creating a mood board for the upcoming season. I use Pinterest for this but if you prefer analog an actual bulletin board, sketchbook or journal would be a lovely way to collect images that illustrate your capsule’s mood.
I started by culling images from my Art and/or Craft board. I chose images that just felt right. It was an intuitive process and as you can see below, a particular color story and design elements naturally coalesced.
I like creating a mood board because it helps me to figure out what I like by noticing what I am drawn to. You can see from the images that I am drawn to the colors of stormy seas and spring flowers, faded dreamy afternoons and ripe, juicy fruits. I love deep greens, blues and reds; washed out versions of those same colors; sweet peaches and yellows; black and white, pink and purple. These are the colors I am naturally drawn to at this moment in my life, when I think about spring. These are the colors I will use in my capsule wardrobe as I shop through my own closet and plan out my sewing projects.
Next time I’ll share the other elements of my mood board: silhouette and style.
What speaks of spring to you? Are there any quintessential spring images, colors or moods for you?