Lyndsay is a huge fan of all things Disney, and she enjoys finding ways to incorporate its magic in everything from crafts to recipes.
I am in Disneyland quite frequently, and I definitely like to dress cute when I go (i.e., wear really cute Disney clothes), but sometimes it is hard to figure out what to wear. A few years ago I stumbled upon the concept of capsule wardrobes. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothes, shoes, and accessories that can be mixed and matched to create a lot of different outfits. It is a way to streamline your closet and take the guessing and time out of putting outfits together. I love this idea and have been using this concept for a little over a year now and it makes getting dressed so much easier. They usually consist of 30 somewhat pieces of clothing and for the four different seasons-winter, spring, summer, and fall. I thought that it would be fun to create a mini capsule wardrobe for when I go to Disneyland. I choose to do spring because in Southern California the weather can vary from cold to warm (for us locals) and I would be able to have more variety in my clothing as opposed to winter. I wanted to share with all of you what I put together to help inspire some outfit ideas.
Instead of doing 30 pieces, I decided that my mini capsule wardrobe would consist of 14 pieces. These include tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories, and outerwear. The great thing about building a capsule wardrobe is that there are no rules! You can have as many or little amounts of pieces in it. I usually like to theme mine either by season, color, or functionality. For this one, it is clearly Disney themed because it is what I will be pulling from when I go to the parks. I chose 3 shirts, 2 bottoms, 2 ears, 1 hat, 2 shoes, 1 bag, a set of pins, and 2 jackets (well a jacket and a flannel). I also have sunglasses and some bangles, but I don't really count those because I wear them pretty much every day.
Now that I have my pieces picked it is so easy to figure out what to wear on my Disney visit. Here are a few of my favorite combinations!
I love this combo and makes me feel like I am ready to take on the park. I love the details of the little Mickey balloons over the castle! This is my go-to on the days when I need a little extra something special.
I love how classic this look is. I love how everything is black and white and I have a pop of red on the bow.
I love this combination, and these pins were part of my inspiration for doing this mini capsule wardrobe. This is a super cute way to display pins without being overly Disney. I love the little sweetness it gives to an outfit. I also have no shame in wearing things from different Disney stories. I love this MU hat and wear it all the time (even outside the park).
What I Bought vs. What I Had!
The point of a capsule wardrobe is to make life easier and not to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. I do think that in every wardrobe there will be some things that will need to be bought, but for the most part, it is best to work with what you already have. Think of it as giving new life and purpose to your closet!
Here is a breakdown of what I had:
- Blue Jeans (Kohls)
- Converse (Target)
- Plain Tee Shirt (Target)
- Jean Jacket (Old Navy)
- Classic Minnie Ears (Disneyland)
- Pins (Disneyland)
- MU Hat (Disneyland)
- Mini Backpack (Forever 21)
Here is what I bought:
- Adidas shoes (Kohls)
- Graphic Tee Shirts (Etsy)
- Purple Minnie Ears (Disneyland)
- Black Jeans (Old Navy)
- Flannel (Old Navy)
I think that you should also treat yourself to one item per capsule, and mine were the purple Minnie Ears. When I saw these, I wanted them so bad, and I just had to get them because I kind of have a small collection of ears (no shame). As for the Adidas shoes, I needed a good pair of casual walking shoes for everyday life, so these cuties will be pulling double duty for this capsule as well as my regular wardrobe. I do have a desk job that I am at five days a week, and the dress code is opposite from casual. I needed some regular shirts to wear on my days off because all I have are work clothes. I could easily wear these shirts at school and while running errands.
I just love spring, and I especially love being in the park during that time of year. I just had to include a picture of my Starbucks with these pretty flowers by It's A Small World. I hope you guys enjoyed looking into my capsule wardrobe, and it has either inspired you to try out one for yourself or has given you some ideas on what to wear to the park. Let me know what you guys think! Do you like seeing fashion-based articles? If so, please comment below, and I will incorporate more of them. I also would love to know what you think about my capsule. If you would like links to anything, let me know and I will provide them.
© 2017 Lyndsay Gamber