It Took Me 3 Years to Build My Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

Last year, I embarked on a spending ban for the entirety of January—and I’m doing the same this year. Some people go vegan or take on a crazy fitness routine, but this exercise taught me a lot about the way I shopped last year. I’m hoping it will set me up for another year of shopping smarter and not wasting money on throwaway fashion. Overall, this challenge is about getting the most out of my wardrobe. Never again do I want to say “I have nothing to wear” while looking at a wardrobe full of perfectly fine clothes. We’ve spoken a lot about our style uniforms on A Style Album and the pieces in our wardrobe that work hard for us. During #EmsNoSpendJan, I’m turning to those pieces more than ever. Doing this made me think of the pieces I turn to daily—regardless of whether or not I’m in the middle of a challenge.