I’m in Copenhagen! I got here a week ago, and I did manage to bring a capsule wardrobe!
When I do laundry, I’m always surprised by how much black and pink I own (white comes a close third, after pink). So now that I’ve decided to only buy secondhand clothes, I’m also going to intentionally restrict my wardrobe to a black-white-pink-gray color scheme. It’s not that hard, because those are the colors I gravitate to when shopping anyway. I’m making a couple of exceptions: blue jeans, because I love blue jeans, and red dresses, because I look amazing in a red dress.
Here’s what I brought from home!
Not pictured are underwear, socks, pajamas, a rain jacket, and shoes (ballet flats, flip flops, running shoes, hiking boots).
I’m going to thrift shop while I’m here, because there are a couple of things I need, like a lightweight (non-rain) jacket. This is by no means a complete capsule wardrobe, I honestly don’t think I can exist on these pieces alone. But this will be a good trial and learning experience; I’ll be aware of what I need and what I don’t wear. And I’ll be able to fine-tune my third attempt at a capsule wardrobe.
I’ve already run into some issues, like needing the lightweight jacket. Or just something to throw on top of the tank tops or short-sleeve t-shirt. A cardigan would solve my problem, but I feel dowdy in cardigans.
I’m excited about testing this capsule wardrobe in Copenhagen, one of the most sustainable cities in the world!