Why I Started My Capsule Wardrobe + Winter Lookbook Vol. 2


After reading Marie Kondo’s bestselling book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I gave my wardrobe a transformation by keeping only the items that – well, “spark joy”. The determining factor for my joy was superficial at the time: do the clothes fit? do they make me look “fashionable”? can I move comfortably in them?

I wasn’t thinking about how the items were made or who made them.

Just around the same time, I learned about sustainability issues in the fashion world, and the unethical practices behind closed doors. Not to mention, the waste and pollution during production AND after. Mountains of unwanted clothes are discarded as trash. Why? Because the mainstream fast fashion is made to be disposed as quickly as possible. The horrible images I portrayed in my head which sadly was not out of imagination but based on facts urged me to do something.

Starting with myself, I’m taking small steps to minimize the negative impact I can leave when it comes to fashion and beyond. There is always room to improve, and I’m not perfect.

The intension behind the capsule wardrobe is simple: to be content with less; to build a minimal wardrobe that doesn’t blindly follow any trends and truly speaks to me.

At the same time, it’s a creative challenge. It encourages me to style in ways I have not thought of before. Besides getting dressed quickly every morning, there are other plus points too. I feel great and get excited to share the stories behind my favorite pieces. Did I mention that my wallet has been very happy ever since I started this journey?







Hover over the image below and click or swipe to see the outfit 4, 5, and 6 for my winter capsule wardrobe. Each outfit is shown with and without the outerwear. Accessaries that weren’t included in the 15 items, are matched to complete each look.



If you missed my long post about each clothing item I included in my winter capsule wardrobe, click the image below to see them.


Today’s product highlight is the faux shearling tote bag I got from Crossroads Trading Co. It was new with tags on when I spotted it in the store, and the brand is from Japan. I love unique finds like this from secondhand stores.

If you’d love to have a winter statement handbag, I have picked out some adorable shearling bags from TheRealReal. See them at the end of the post. If you are new to TheRealReal, get $25 from me to use for your first order:



TheRealReal: $25 store credits


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