Why You Need a Capsule Wardrobe

Let’s get real.

Real life is dirty, messy, full of un-washed hair, sleepless nights and uninspired outfits the next morning. None of us look like chic Instagrammers all the time; hell, some us don’t look Instagrammery at all, even on Instagram. (My account @budgetbohemian sure ain’t perfect.)

Hello, my name is Monica Watson, and I’m the creator of Build Your Boho Capsule Wardrobe — an online course for free spirits looking to curate their own simple bohemian closet with ethical and thrifted fashion.

Some days it’s difficult to get out of bed and make coffee.

Other days I’m so wired and anxious I can’t sleep. I stay up past 3am, writing original fantasy fiction. Or watching cartoons.

I live with anxiety and depression.

The worst of all is that anxiety, depression, and other mental battles {as well as physical ailments} can make “self-care” lower on the priorities list; because husband, kids, job, grocery shopping, phone calls, and others’ happiness mysteriously comes before your own sanity. You just hang onto to “surviving.”

“Thriving” is left for tomorrow, and then for the next tomorrow, until you haven’t lived in months.

You cannot drink from an empty cup. You must fill yourself up with love before you can truly love others. You must respect yourself before you respect others.

We’re all like stain glass windows: we project the colors that exist within our own soul. If our souls are dark, we see the world (and other people) as dark and frightening as well.

Now you’re probably thinking: where the hell does fashion and capsule wardrobes play in all of this, Monica?

Great question. The answer is simple: clothing oneself is a basic necessity for physical health. And expressing oneself artistically is necessary for a healthy interior life.

Style is the art of expressing oneself artistically — and, if done right, projects to the world your gorgeous self. A capsule wardrobe is curated so that every piece, every shoe, every accessory reflects your unique and soul-expressing style.

Fashion is therapy.

Now, sometimes this is mistaken for SHOPPING = therapy, which usually makes your closet is crazy, over-crowded and overwhelming. But I’m not speaking of retail therapy. There’s an art to picking the minimal pieces you need to define your own personal style in your daily outfits.

I’m talking about therapy in the form of self-expression through fashion.

Hell, I know I started my own bohemian capsule wardrobe because (1) I needed a simpler way to dress and (2) I needed to let my hippie, free-spirited, paisley-lovin’ style shine or I’d explooooode. ;P It was therapeutic, because I needed to analyze my own desires apart from anyone else’s. Only my opinion mattered.

I wasn’t used to only listening to my own opinion. And, frankly, it was terrifying. I thought I could make a “wrong” fashion choice.

Yeah, I’m actually wearing shorts. lol

It ultimately took my eight years to fumble through, figure out and finally perfect the art of capsule planning.

What happened?

Getting dressed was a joy.

I loved doing laundry.

I rarely had a “feeling fat day.”

I had time in the morning for self-care.

My question to you, then, is: what are you waiting for? What’s holding you back from creating your own self-care-focused capsule wardrobe?

If you’re thinking “I don’t have time,” or “I don’t know where to start,” I encourage you to register for our Build Your Boho Capsule Wardrobe VIP list.

The whole process that took me EIGHT YEARS to figure out has been simplified into four parts, broken down into step-by-step processes. You’ll create a truly boho, truly YOU capsule wardrobe in the fraction of the time it would take you alone. Build Your Boho Capsule Wardrobe is a my heart’s gift to you.

Learn more about Build Your Boho Capsule Wardrobe and get your personal invite here!

Let’s get boho!



This look features Sips Tea sweatshirt from Souk Bohemian, thrifted necklace, thrifted shorts, thrifted over-the-knee lace-up suede boots.

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