4 X MINIMALISTIC APPS

Lately I have been thinking a lot about investing my time into things I really care about. I feel people nowadays feel more busy than they used to. Although we have these great tools that make our lives easier, we’re all getting busier and busier. And this feeling doesn’t limit itself to the workforce alone, my parents (who are retired) experience the same level of activity.

I guess we’re all well aware of the time we spend on social media, watching the latest talent show or endless beauty videos on YouTube. But if time is important to you, it is definitely worth to evaluate if you need certain apps in your life. However we do have access to some really interesting apps to help you save time and downsize nowadays. Here are my favourite minimalistic apps:

CAPSULE TRAVEL WARDROBE | HOW TO TRAVEL WITH 10KG

Capsule travel wardrobe: outfit 1

zip through skirt / glitter high neck top / vans

Never in my life did I imagine I could pack only 10 kg to spend 12 days on holiday! But when I was going on a backpacking trip to Cuba, I had to seriously cut down on luggage and start working on my capsule travel wardrobe. Luckily there’s year round pleasant climate in Cuba, which made packing a whole lot easier.

HOW TO PACK A TRAVEL CAPSULE WARDROBE

travel capsule wardrobe

levi’s 501 ct boyfriend jeans / striped top (similar)

It has been a bit quiet around here and if you’re following me on Instagram than you will know that I was away exploring Lisbon and the beautiful island of Madeira. Since travelling is a great way to get use to having a capsule wardrobe if you like the idea, but you’re not sure you can manage, I thought I would share my tips on how I compiled my travel capsule wardrobe.

SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE SS16

A bit later than I anticipated, but here it is: my spring capsule wardrobe! There are a total of 40 pieces including 5 jackets, 2 jumpers, 1 dress,  9 tops, 1 cardigan, 5 shirts, 9 bottoms, 2 vests and 6 pairs of shoes. Jewellery, underwear, work-out clothes and accessories are not included.

As per usual my capsule wardrobe pretty monochrome. I’ve tried to inject some colour with blue denim (if you couldn’t tell: I love denim at the moment), a bit of pink, orange and purple-ish. The rest is still black, white, grey, navy and nude.

spring capsule wardrobe

dr. denim jeans / white t-shirt (similar) / denim shirt (similar)/ mango lace top (similar) / patterned shirt (similar)

spring capsule wardrobe

black shirt / bomber jacket (similar) / culottes / white top

spring capsule wardrobe

WINTER CAPSULE RECAP

Currently I’m working on my spring capsule wardrobe. I have the majority down, but I’m still in two minds about a few items. It’s been really helpful to reflect on my winter capsule wardrobe. What items did I like and more importantly did I get a good wear out of it?

All in all I was really happy with my winter capsule. I’ve gotten a lot of wear out of it and there was enough variety for me. I’ve incorporated a lot of my autumn capsule in to my winter one, so right now I can’t wait to insert some freshness into my wardrobe.

MOST WORN ITEMS

Capsule wardrobe most worn items

THE RETURN OF THE LEVIS 501

The return of the Levis 501

theyallhateus / fashionmenow

In the haydays of the Levis 501 (yes, I was around back then) I was a skinny teenage girl that couldn’t wait to own a pair of original Levi’s 501s and strut around like the cool kids did. Sadly my little-to-none curves back then didn’t quite fill up the jeans as the were suppose to. Little did I know that ten to fifteen years later, a lack of curves wouldn’t be an issue for me anymore. But 501s started to feel dated and skinny jeans were all the rave. I never really looked at 501s anymore, until now.

10 WARDROBE BASICS IN MY CAPSULE WARDROBE

10 Wardrobe basics in my capsule wardrobe

When I compiled my first ever capsule wardrobe, it was quite daunting. I was worried that I would miss clothes. In this post I share my ten wardrobe basics with you. Quick sidenote: you can always add an item you’re missing. It really isn’t that serious.

01. SKINNY JEANS

No wardrobe of mine is complete without a good pair of skinny jeans. They’re comfortable and look good with anything. A musthave staple if you ask me.

ALL BLACK OUTFITS

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source: pinterest

By now you’re probably aware of my love for black. I know many people think it’s a depressing colour, but I think black looks incredible chic. I like the contrast it gives to my pale skin and blonde hair. For some reason I always gravitate towards black.

Lately I’ve been experimenting with all black looks and I like them a lot. It’s quite a statement, so there’ll be a few comments here and there, but how gorgeous do these women look?