Now that a few years have passed, we decided it was finally time to catch up with the capsule-wardrobe guru for a refresher course. Times change, trends move on, and so do tidy solutions. And it turns out we might have taken the capsule-wardrobe approach too literally.
“Before I started my capsule, I noticed that I had a bad habit of going shopping when I needed to jolt myself out of a bad mood. Hard day at work? Shopping. Not feeling very pretty today? Shopping. Frustrated with my family? Shopping!” explains Rector, who has since curbed her emotional spending habits by creating enforced shopping “fasts” and focusing her attention on seeking out top-quality, long-lasting pieces. Through this method, she’s really found her style. “I’m much better at dressing for the life I have rather than a fantasy life,” she says. “My closet matches my lifestyle now.” It’s more about mindfulness than it is about sticking to majorly strict rules that you feel guilty about breaking.
Does that sound like a stylish set-up you’d like for yourself? We thought so. Read on to get Rector’s top capsule wardrobe–building tips.