I have an obscene amount of jewelry.
There– I said it.
Some women love shoes. Others love purses. Still more hoard makeup.
I? Love jewelry.
Because I’m a fan of the sparklers– and because my husband loves shopping for them– I have quite a collection of the real deal, compiled from our years of two incomes and no kids. Sapphires and rubies, diamonds and topaz, citrine, peridot, amethyst– you NAME it: I’ve probably got it.
I do rely on some of that to accessorize my capsule wardrobe, but I’ve also added a fair number of statement necklaces, fun earrings, scarves, etc. to my collection. These are easy and fast and change a look in an instant… and I don’t worry about them getting damaged while I work with little people all day long.
For shoes, I always used to be a flip-flops to boots and back again kind of girl. I had no need for any other footwear.
Teaching changed all that for me.
Now I find myself needing lots of support and comfort because I’m, quite literally, on my feet and zipping up and down hallways all the livelong day.
Since beginning this job, I’ve added several pairs of Aerosoles– from flats to boots to heeled sandals– to my collection and, believe me, they are serious workhorses. I love them!
I do not count my accessories in my capsule number. Honestly, I would cry if I had to limit my jewelry choices too severely. For some? That wouldn’t matter one bit. I know plenty of women who wear little to no jewelry at all. But they? Are not me.
My jewelry and scarves take up very little space, which is a perk, and I do not find it daunting to make choices about such things– I truly enjoy picking out my accessories for each day.
All this to say… like everything else I’ve said about a capsule wardrobe, I believe you need to make your own rules! Let’s face it– it’s not helpful if it makes you miserable.
So tell me this–
What’s your favorite way to accessorize? Do you enjoy it or find it tedious? I’d love to know your story!