Capsule from Chaos

The Struggle is Real

We have all seen that hot mess mom in yoga pants and a messy bun for the 4th day in a row at school drop off.  Maybe we have seen her in the mirror.  We can be honest here.  Because sometimes it just feels too hard.  Sometimes it just feels like it takes too much effort. 

How many times have we stood at the closet in utter disgust because we simply have nothing to wear?  Is it that we actually have nothing to wear?  Sometimes.  Sometimes tops are too small, pants are too big, cardigans have holes in them. 

You know you need new clothes but the thought of the time (not to mention the expense) it would take to put together a new wardrobe just doesn’t feel like something you want to tackle.  What if I told you that you only needed 15 items in order to come up with something different to wear for almost an entire month?!  Fifteen items is so doable – even if you just pick up 2-5 pieces at a time! 

What is a Capsule Wardrobe, Anyhow?

Capsule wardrobe (Wikipedia) is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.[1] This idea was popularised by American designer Donna Karan, who, in 1985, released an influential capsule collection of seven interchangeable work-wear pieces.[2]

The term is widely used in the British and American fashion media, and has been the subject of several popular television series. The term has come to refer to a collection of clothing that is composed of interchangeable items only, to maximise the number of outfits that can be created. The aim is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without owning excessive items of clothing. This is usually achieved by buying what are considered to be “key” or “staple” items in coordinating colours.[3]

What Makes This Capsule Different?

Hi there!   I’m Carli.  Busy mom of 3 kids under the age of 5.  I’m here to simplify your mom life by way of your wardrobe.  Because life is already chaos, am I right?  Your wardrobe doesn’t have to be.  

My credentials are, first and foremost, that I’m a mom and I have this weird body that I never had before I had kids.  Can you relate?  So I set out to find clothes and styles that would work for my new shape.  And I like to share.  With you.  I’m here to share with you!

Second, I have a degree in Textile Technology with a concentration in Design, so I know a thing or two about fabric and also about how to make things pretty.  

You may have seen capsule wardrobes before.  They probably include well rounded pieces like trousers that one might wear to work and dresses that one might wear on a date night out.

This is not that capsule.  I do not go to work in an office and I do not wear dresses – mainly because I’m chasing around 3 little kids most days.  Some of my daily tasks include wiping butts, asking if anyone has to use the bathroom and giving valid and detailed life advice that literally everyone I tell ignores.

This capsule is all for the busy mom.  These are basic pieces, many of which I’m sure you already have and I just show you how to put them together, not so you can go to an office or a fancy dinner but so that you can get through day to day life.  

Not to say these won’t work for a girls’ night out like dinner or a movie or some shopping, but in general, these are casual to different degrees and they are all things that you can ‘mom’ in.  Because who has the energy and stamina for stilettos?!

What Am I Going to Get?

This is a totally FREE guide for you to get started with your own capsule wardrobe to make getting dressed ever day, easier!

I’m going to give you a list of 15 items and show you how you can combine them to make 20+ different outfits.  I know you don’t have time to figure it out.  I’m happy to guide you in the right direction!

So 15 Items and I'm Set?

Well, basically.  You still want to keep some of your favorite things that you wear around the house, t-shirts, leggings, yoga pants (with or without the activity of yoga being performed) because kids are messy.  At least my kids are messy. 

Basically, these are your items that you can quickly put together so that you yourself look put together when you’re in the pick up line at preschool, at the grocery store or sipping some (hot) coffee at a local coffee shop.  Ha!  Just kidding – what mom do you know that drinks hot coffee?  This will work for you if you’re in the coffee drive through.  

Actually, this would also work if you’re meeting fellow mom friends after school drop off, so maybe you are actually enjoying a hot cup of coffee.  It’s an event to be celebrated in style, for sure.

What Happens Next?

Click on any one of these buttons to sign up.  Once I get your email address (and once you confirm you actually want to receive emails from me – check your SPAM folder if you don’t get something right away), you will get a link from me to download your pdf and you can get all the details of what these 15 items are, where to look for them and what to look for when you’re shopping and you’ll get a visual of 20+ different outfits that you can easily put together.  The plus comes in where you do minimal trade outs, like swapping shoes.  

And that’s it!  You can save it, you can print it, and you can browse through it anytime you need a little inspiration on how to put together the stuff you’ve got.

I can’t wait to help you and look forward to getting to know both you and your regularly scheduled chaos!