“The term capsule wardrobe was coined by Susie Faux, owner of the West End boutique “Wardrobe”, in the 1970s to refer to a collection of essential items of clothing that would not go out of fashion, and therefore could be worn for multiple seasons. The aim was to update this collection with seasonal pieces to provide something to wear for any occasion without buying many new items of clothing” – Wikipedia
I can really connect with Emily’s story. Like me, she turned to minimalism and simpler living after spending years feeling stressed, overworked and buying too much stuff she did not need. I enjoy Emily’s blog and IG feed because she constantly reminds her readers of the importance of slowing down, saving money, and trying to reduce your environmental footprint by consuming less.
Another awesome Canadian! Candice is a Toronto based blogger whose goal is to live minimally and sustainably in a more urban environment. She started documenting her daily outfits about a year ago and often does 5×5 or 30×30 outfit challenges which I find interesting to follow along. I find her feed oddly therapeutic and refreshing.
Tyler’s style is probably the one with which I identify the most. She wears a lot of neutral tops with jean bottoms. I love how her outfits are feminine, put-together, yet still casual. Being a San Francisco Bay Area native, she mastered the art of combining cute cardigans and sweaters with a summer outfit. Given that I will be moving to San Francisco at the end of the summer, I will be stocking her page to figure out how to dress in this “always bring a sweater with you” weather.
Mary’s dream was to have a “perfect wardrobe” without any fast fashion brands or wasted money purchases. I think we can all relate to the desire to have a wardrobe that has only pieces that spark joy and never have the feeling that we have nothing to wear. Through her blog and IG page, Mary teaches us how to make this dream wardrobe come to life, while saving money and defining our personal style. I found this blog post particularly useful on Mary’s favorite ethical brands which include Tradlands, ode to sunday, Nisolo shoes, Equal Uprise, and Everlane.