A few years ago capsule wardrobes were really popular and I think they still are so I thought on today’s blog post I’d share some tips and tricks for creating a “capsule wardrobe” with your LuLaRoe wardrobe. For those that are unaware, a capsule wardrobe is where every piece can match with numerous other pieces to make countless outfits. Most of us already have a capsule wardrobe of sorts we just don’t realize it. Do you find yourself always reaching for the same pieces? I know I do. That’s basically a capsule wardrobe.
Tip #1: Plan your capsule wardrobe
Plan your LuLaRoe wardrobe! Decide what colors you like (or don’t like) and use that to plan what color pieces you’re going to buy. I like blues, purples, teals, and of course grey and black so I typically always buy in that family of colors although I do have a red Cassie that I love (obviously, I mention it ALL THE TIME). I also try to think about the types of pieces I wear on a daily basis so I don’t end up buying something I won’t wear. Yes it’s okay to try new pieces because you might find you love them. But if you really aren’t a leggings person don’t buy five pairs of leggings just because you like the patterns. Buy what you’re going to wear and what will match with your wardrobe.
Tip #2: Limit your bold prints
My next tip is to limit your bold and crazy print items to just a few. I’m not saying don’t buy pattern prints because most of the pieces are patterned and that’s what makes LuLaRoe special. If all you have is crazy patterned pieces that only go with the shirt (or skirt) that you bought them with you won’t be able to make any other outfits. You’ll end up a bunch of different pieces in your wardrobe that don’t match with anything but one other piece. Although I appear to have the opposite problem, since most of my tops are solid or mostly solid and go with everything.
Tip #3: Solids
I know solids are hard to come by in LuLaRoe but I’ve seen more and more solids lately. They don’t have to be the neutral black/grey solids. They can simply be other solid colors. I have quite a few solids in my LuLaRoe wardrobe. Including two solid Irma’s, a red Cassie skirt and a mostly black Julia, a grey Joy, and a purple blue Sarah. I also have a few Classic Ts that are mostly one color, they are different shades of one color. All of these solid pieces or nearly solid pieces match with so many other pieces in my wardrobe making a ton of different outfits for me to choose from. If you’re having a hard time finding solids or mostly solid pieces, the Randy always seems to have a lot of solids available and the new Lynnae shirt (which is long sleeve variations of the Classic T are mostly solid colors. You can also go for striped tops if you can’t find solids. I’ve seen quite a few black and white (or tan) stripped Irma’s and Carly’s. I have a few Classic Ts that are striped. I have a blue one that has silver striping in it and another that is grey with silver stripes. It may not be 100% solid but the neutral colored stripping makes it almost solid. Also you can always add some non LuLaRoe solid tops (gasp yes I did suggest non LuLaRoe clothing) to your wardrobe until you can find some solid/neutral pieces.
Tip #4: Try not to impulse buy
I know you have to kind of impulse buy with LuLaRoe because chances are you won’t see the piece again. This tip is about not buying every piece you see that you kind of like right away. Take 30 seconds and really think about how the piece will fit into your wardrobe. Ask yourself a few questions. Does it match with at least two other pieces to make at least two different outfits? What do I have that will go with this? How many different outfits can I make using this piece? Yes you might have a piece that you absolutely LOVE that you can’t pass up that doesn’t match with much. I’m just suggesting not to make it a habit of always buying these types of pieces. Try to figure out if you’ll really wear it and if it matches with your existing wardrobe.
Tip #5: Love what you buy
This last tip is hopefully self-explanatory. Above all else you should love what you buy and it should make you feel beautiful! If that means not having a capsule wardrobe at all so be it. Love what you buy and wear!
I hope these tips help you if you are thinking about starting their own LuLaRoe collection or you already own some pieces but want to make them more of a capsule. I know I definitely try to keep these things in mind when shopping and it has made a world of difference. Although I have noticed that I have A LOT of solid/mostly solid pieces in my wardrobe so maybe I have the opposite problem – I need to add some fun patterns that coordinate with my existing wardrobe.
As always, if you’re looking to start your LuLaRoe wardrobe check out my Mom’s Facebook group for some awesome pieces. You can join her group here. Have you liked Green Tea and Tulips Facebook page? If not you should like it, go here!
Until next time.