Let’s just say, I am a lazy creature of habit in the morning. If there is anything requiring too much thinking before 10 am, there will be trouble. Too many colors mean too many combinations and too many choices. Ergo, that’s way too many decisions to be made before I leave my house for work. Capsule wardrobes keep it simple in the morning and I am here for it.
In a closet where most pieces can be rocked together harmoniously, there is no need for thinking at 6 am or the overarching need for harsh and barbaric overhead lighting. Instead, there can be soft lamp lighting without fear of looking like my outfit had been chosen by touch instead of sight.
It is this very same wardrobe which is revealing my own affinity for the shapeless and voluminous. Over-sized shirts and wide legged pants may cease to be trendy soon, but I shall not deviate. I have tasted of the fruit of the low crotch baggy harem pant and my eyes are now open! “Drapey” and unstructured garments shall always have a loving place in my wardrobe.
Attempting the capsule wardrobe has made it clear that
- Relaxed shapes can be work appropriate while maintaining my comfort levels.
- The time saved by engaging in such dressing behaviors is too valuable to waste on gazing into my closet with no idea of what could possibly be worn.
Honestly, the preoccupation with how I would go about dressing myself had taken all of the fun out of clothes. With too many options, progress cannot always be made. Personally, self-imposed limits get the creative ball rolling and the ambition juices flowing. Such analysis is not for everyone, especially with something which can prove to be banal like fashion. For me, the analysis has proven rewarding and resulted in a defined plan in place of the former free-for-all. It was an easy quandary to obsess over instead of practicing, writing or experimenting with sound design. Instead of “What should I play,” the question was “What do I wear?” With a designated time for the creativity of fashion, (planning just before a new season) there are fewer excuses for why my piano is still collecting dust. From wannabe fashionista back to
slacking functioning musician, I’m a work in progress.