We’re so excited to introduce you to Arian. She is an artist, mother, and all-around remarkable person.
When we first started exploring serving women, we reached out to Arian and she helped formulate our processes, brand, and overall thinking. I wish you could see the whole interview that we did with her - she has a special gift of taking philosophical concepts and making them attainable. We hope you’re as inspired by her as we have been.
We are all on a journey. The explorers. The creators. The comeback kids. The person who makes the world a better place just by sharing a little more of themselves. Follow along as we share the stories to inspire your own capsule journey.
Here's a look at her capsule wardrobe and her thoughts on living with a condensed closet:
What clothes aren’t pictured here?
- Coats: a thrifted brown leather trench coat, black winter coat from Modcloth
- Shoes: black flats, silver flats, gym shoes, brown boots, flip flops for the beach
- Accessories: a few necklaces and bracelets, a couple infinity scarves
- Yoga pants for exercise
- Clothes I was wearing that day: gold leggings, short grey strapless dress, black blazer
- A couple more tank tops
- A pair of sequined leggings I just bought that I'd had on my wish list for a year! win!
- Two nightgowns
Where do you typically find items for your capsule?
Modcloth.com is great. I like "favoriting" items I'd like to upgrade my wardrobe with but can't currently afford, then waiting to see if I get the "Something you love is on sale" email. Also, five of the items pictured I made myself.
I'm not great at sewing, but if I can't find what I'm looking for, I try to make it. The dream is to design all my own clothes and hire a seamstress to make them for me!
What would you tell someone who isn't sure about whether he/she should try creating a capsule?
I'd say go for it! Keep only what you really love! Spending the time to nail down your personal style will teach you a lot about yourself.
I learned I'm the kind of girl who wears sequins to the grocery store. Which means, come to find out, I'm also the kind of girl who uses cloth napkins, candles, and a table cloth every night at dinner, even when we're just having mac and cheese.
I learned I really like treating every day like it's a special occasion, even when the day is busy and the kids are being crazy people and the baby has exploded out of his diaper again...it's still special. So I dress the part!
On average, how long do you think it takes you to get dressed each day?
Super short! Just a minute or two. And all my clothes basically fit in one load of laundry so no sorting through piles and piles to find something.
Do you ever get bored or wish you had more clothes?
The great thing about capsuling is you don't waste money on clothes you never end up wearing. So hopefully, as each new season approaches, you can afford to switch out something you're tired of for something new you really love. And since it's all about mixing and matching, one new piece can mean five new outfit combinations. So, no, if you do it right, it's not boring.
If you’d like to read more about Arian you can check out her website at http://www.arianarmstrong.com and see her art @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/arian. Want to share your capsule as part of the My Capsule Journey? E-mail me at email@example.com.