I’ve been getting quite a few questions recently about whether I’m still on my Capsule Wardrobe crusade and the short answer is, yes – I am. I last updated it for spring and showed the final edit in this video and since have only purchased two tops which I blogged about here and then two going-out outfits for events that I have coming up (one you’ll see on Friday and another is for a wedding). Shopping for clothes just hasn’t been on my mind (unfortunately the same can’t be said for workout leggings, nail polishes and late-night Amazon orders).
I forgot to put a date in for my summer refresh, but really with the UK weather swinging from tropical to Antarctic I don’t think I would have made that many purchases anyway and I’ve managed to muddle through with what I’d already got, just with a bit of dipping into my winter wardrobe that’s stored under my bed. Mad, I know. So really, I’m not planning on making any huge shifts in my wardrobe until autumn, however I’m off on a summer holiday next month and my beachwear wardrobe was seriously lacking (just one pair of denim shorts and a beach cover-up that I panic purchased at Gatwick Airport years ago). A light holiday wardrobe refresh was needed and that’s where this video comes in.
Before I pursued my usual spots, I researched a packing method for holidays that had caught my eye – the 5,4,3,2,1 method (I found this post helpful) and decided that that would be my plan of action for my week-long vacation. From that I was able to work out what I wanted to take with me that I already owned and pick out the areas in which I was lacking and needed to fill up my basket with. So this is the resulting haul; a fair amount of pieces from Topshop and ASOS, some that I’m keeping and some that I’m sending back. It’s a bit of an all-in-one this video; haul, try-on, review, packing tips – though I’ll go more into the latter in a future video if you’d like to see my final holiday capsule. Just holler.
Photos by me / Edited by Lauren Shipley