The past couple of days have been positively Antarctic. I’ve been holed up inside drinking cups of chamomile tea, eating Arnott’s ginger biscuits and dreaming of the sunshine. Melbourne being Melbourne, just last week we had some lovely days with bright blue skies. Around the corner from my house, happy bees were buzzing around the blossom trees. Hopefully soon we will be back to that.
But for now, I’ve been pulling together some new favourites for my spring capsule wardrobe. I’ve never really been into the whole capsule wardrobe thing before, probably because my entire wardrobe is so tiny, it would be smaller than most people’s capsules. But I’ve got my own take on this.
My spring capsule is an expression of things I am planning to love and live in during spring. It includes soft denim, cotton shirting and some secondhand treasures. I like the idea of collecting special pieces ahead of the season to consciously wear and enjoy. Later I plan to make space to reflect on the joy these items have brought me. A kind of gratitude exercise, if you will.
Most of these things are new or relatively new because some more of the postpartum heaviness around my hips has shifted. Mostly I’m okay with that. We change; our bodies change. I’m continually trying to let go of that die-hard perfectionist desire for a beautiful static situation in which I am one whole, perfect self. I suppose that’s the modern dilemma, isn’t it?
Anyway, I was stoked to find the secondhand Saltwater sandals and Gorman sweater at Mutual Muse on High Street yesterday. If you don’t know Mutual Muse, it’s a secondhand clothing store with branches in Brunswick and Thornbury. You can take in your unwanted pieces and receive either a bank transfer or store credit. They stock contemporary Australian and international designers at amazing prices. I will definitely be going back for a browse in the future.
So there we are. I’m so excited for warmer temperatures so I can enjoy the pieces in my spring capsule wardrobe. I’m looking forward to more walks outside, being able to hang washing on the line and lots of salad-y dinners. What about you? Do you have a capsule wardrobe? Thanks for reading x