Fashion

Capsule Your Closet and Win $250 to Lilla P

Having classic and comfortable basics in your closet is a must. Since paring down my wardrobe to only the essentials, I’ve relied on well-made pieces that fit and feel great–ones I love wearing day-to-day. Enter Lilla P, a brand I’ve loved wearing the past few years.

Their tees are some of the best–so cozy and they fit so well! When packing for both Portugal and California, I brought some of my most essential Lilla P pieces with me. And when I wanted something timeless for our engagement session, I wore my favorite Lilla P button down.

I’m excited to partner with Lilla P to give one of you $250 credit to shop for some new pieces for spring and summer! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter! But before you do that, here are a few things to consider when cleaning out your closet for spring.

How to capsule your closet

When it comes to seasonal pieces, if I’m not excited to wear something when the weather changes, wouldn’t consider bringing the piece on a trip, or realize I haven’t worn something after a season ends, it’s time to go. I narrowed down my clothes so much that I now own very few tops but am working on building it back up again–slowly but surely–with pieces from brands like Lilla P. Ones that are made well that I’ll want to hold on to

Get rid of anything you’re unsure of if you haven’t worn it in the last year. This includes those too-high-heels you never wear. Or is that just me? Either way, they’re gone.

Put all your hangers on backwards (with the hook on the inside of your bar vs. the outside) and only flip the hanger once you’ve worn the item. If there’s something that’s still on a backwards hanger after a few months have passed, chances are you don’t really need it.

To enter to win $250 to Lilla P

1. Follow Lilla P on instagram


2. Follow me on instagram and tag two friends in the comments of my giveaway post

3. Leave a comment below with instagram handle and optional, but feel free to share a little bit about yourself–where you’re from, what you do, and a random fun fact. Hoping we’ll all find some new people to follow or maybe even a new friend in your city!

I will announce the winner by tagging them in this post after the giveaway ends.
You have until April 28th to enter.

Photography by Katie Kett

  • Brittany Peskind

    Here’s to a new spring wardrobe😀 @bpesk

  • Danielle Winkle

    I followed! @momma.dannyjo

  • Liz Magee

    @elizmagee25 love this giveaway!

  • Laura Colar

    Always love the classics you put together on the blog, Instagram and Everygirl. I followed to enter (@laurlye)

  • @seabattle2 I live in Charleston,SC but have lived all over the U.S.. Former cop, current full-time mom. Fun fact: I played collegiate ice hockey. 🙂

  • Mol C. Nichols

    @molle_3 I’ve been trying to scale back my closet over the past few months and only keep those pieces that are truly classic. Good Luck everyone! This prize to make someone very happy…
    I live in NJ but commute to the big Apple for work. I love NYC, always so vibrant. Originally from the small island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean.

  • Beatriz Isabel

    @beatrizperezchicago

    Hey 👋… I’m new to Chicago but grew up in sunny PR! Fun fact: I learned how to whistle this weekend.

  • Meg

    @hellomegmurphy I’ve loved reading your blog! As a person who moved a couple years ago, I’ve resonated with some of your posts lately and it’s been a good reminder to continue reaching out to people who are new to town. I’m going to California for the first time this summer, and would love to build my wardrobe with some of these pieces!

  • Olivia

    I love the backwards hanger tip! I need to try this. My Instagram handle is @oliviamaried. I live in St. Louis & work in marketing. Thanks for the giveaway, Danielle!

  • Natália Calleya

    @nlcalleya

    I’ve done the backwards hanger trick and it’s really eye opening how many clothes I didn’t wear in a year. All gone! I’m a Brazilian living in St Louis for a physics PhD. Winning this giveaway would be awesome!

  • Chelsea Brito

    @chelseajbrito
    Ever since I moved across the country to California, I’ve really tried to pare down my wardrobe to a cohesive look – its still a work in progress! I still consistently go into my closet and easily pull several thing a out that I don’t need.

  • Katie

    @kmitchh8

    love your blog and Everygirl! As a young lawyer in Chicago, I constantly need wardrobe inspiration and just did my closet spring cleaning 🙂 loving simple classics that last and are versatile. Thanks for sharing!

  • Taylor Horst

    Insta: @taylor_horst. I live in wonderful Chicago and I am a Meeting and Events Planner. Fun fact – my fiance and I are opening a restaurant this summer! Can’t wait!!

  • @marisspelle Chicago girl by way of New Hampshire, love me a lobster roll 🙂

  • Tanya Tavassolie

    @tanz476 Northern Virginia/DC – already met up with lovely ladies from your old posts, and we now have an email group going. Anyone from the DC area – DM me and I’ll add your email to the group!

  • Emily D

    @em_delaney I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and moved to Lakeview last October. I work in PR and love planning parties and events for my friends. Fun facts: I own my condo and am navigating homeownership as a single lady at 25, and I’ve met some really wonderful friends through the group of almost 90 Chicago women who met because of your blog!

  • Hollis Lineberger

    @hollis_lineberger I live in NYC and am originally from North Carolina. I love all of your posts – I just started spring cleaning my closets, so your tips are very timely and helpful!

  • Laura Bateman Reif

    @batemanbeauty

    DC area…Currently on maternity leave after having my 2nd baby…I work for Discovery Communications and will return in July full-time. Fun fact…I met Danielle in Chicago when I was pregnant with my first little lady.

    Crossing my fingers for this giveaway as I am in the process of whittling down my closet in a big way and need a couple of great basics 👍

  • Andrea Smith

    Insta: @canadianandrea
    Canadian gal (from the Toronto area) living in Chicago since 2009!
    Presently a Mama, Wedding Planner and excited to be working on a new business plan too! Greatly admire everything the the everygirl has achieved!

  • Katie Cooley

    @katiecooley26

    Lexington, KY area…but moved here from Chicago! I’m a Finance Manager and obsessed with all things design and decor but could probably focus a bit more on my clothing style. 🙂

  • Nicole Zerbini

    Thank you! @nsba919 and I live in Bucks County, PA! I’m a stay at home mama that loves all things home decor!

  • Madison Catherine

    @mladymon I live in Dallas, TX and work in advertising! I love traveling, hiking, cappuccinos, good books, and meeting other lovely ladies who inspire me!

  • Emily Rabbitt

    My Instagram handle is @erabbitt

  • I love the idea of a capsule wardobe. I’ve been going through a major declutter phase in the last few months. It is time to go through my summer tops and dresses and get rid of items I know I won’t wear!

    Brittany | thechicette.com

  • Christiane Henshaw

    I’m cmarieks on Instagram. I’m from Kansas, and I’m an aspiring screenwriter. My random fact is that I have a collection of vintage umbrellas!

  • tracysayswhat is my Insta handle. Danielle, first thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway but also getting creative and helping to meet people in our area by our responses. I have been working on my wardrobe for a while now and this is the exact push I needed.

    Born, raised, and live at the Jersey Shore! Always in NYC. I work as a manager in Retail and am a fundraiser/event planner as side gig.

    Random Fun Fact: I recently made a Reese Peanut Butter Cup Tower for a kids bday party! They are my favorite chocolate as well!

  • Erin Jorgenson

    @erjorgen on instagram 🙂 Love this giveaway!!

  • Kaylee

    @kayleecaton on instagram!

    I haven’t heard of Lilla P before, thanks for the introduction! I’ve been slowly replacing things in my closet with more and more neutrals trying to reduce my closet to resemble more of a capsule wardrobe. As I’ve gotten older I’m appreciating have less things but of better quality.

    I’m a Junior Architect at an Architectural/Engineering Firm in Charlotte, NC, if anyone is in the area I’d love to connect!

    Random Fun Fact: My name is the combination of my parent’s middle names (Kay and Lee).

  • Mariela

    My handle is @marbayer. I have lived in Chicago for the last 5 years, exploring the city and its culture, practicing architecture and exploring side hobbies that can become a business idea, and potential career change!

  • IG: @lizurso
    Approaching my 1 year in Chicago (crazy how fast the time flies!)
    I work in Non-Profit Insurance in the Loop
    Retired Style Blogger
    Soul Cycle Groupie

  • Julie Kudlacz

    IG: Jkudlacz
    Born and raised in the Windy City! I have loved the idea of a capsule wardrobe for years and just haven’t had the time to go through my closet!

  • Jackie Oh!

    Instagram // @jacki3oh

    I am currently capsuling my closet out of pure necessity – the beau and I are moving to Seattle (from Dallas) in a bit over a year so 2017 is all about decluttering closets & beefing up portfolios/resumes. The coffee is a-flowin’ around here!

  • melanie h

    Following under mjhgrams. I’m a crazy cat AND dog lady 🙂

  • Sara

    IG: @sara.susie

    I live in Chicago and work in advertising, but I love photography, clean beauty, interiors, and wellness – and dream of working one day for the Everygirl! 🙂

  • Amy M.

    My instagram is @theamymichaels

    I live in the Chicago suburbs. I just finished graduate school and entered the work force. My wardrobe is in the awkward in-between stage where I’m trying to transition to higher quality, more “adult” clothes – winning this giveaway would be amazing! I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe.

  • Abby

    Such a great giveaway – instragram @abbycwi ! Heading to Europe for the first time at the end of May and could definitely benefit from a wardrobe basics update! I’ve lived in Lincoln Park for the past 3 years – enjoy working out & trying new restaurants around the city!

  • Annie

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I’m @adorneddahlia. I’m an RN and have lived in Chicago my whole life. The last year or so I don’t find my work as personally fulfilling as I once had despite being good at it. I have strong faith and am open to the universes’ abundances that I will be guided in the right direction

  • Lauren

    I am so excited about capsule wardrobes. I’ve been downsizing my closet slowly over the last 6 months to prepare for graduating from graduate school and entering the real world in OC! Thanks for hosting this, Danielle! Lilla P’s early summer line looks fabulous! Id love to wear their chambray tie dress to a summer bbq! Insta: @ldcrane

  • Lindsay Adams

    Well hey! I’m Lindsay, I live in Lincoln Park but am originally from TX, I’m a pediatric occupational therapist, and I just got engaged! When Jay proposed he got down on one knee, said a really sweet speech, then asked “Will you…. go to the Chance the Rapper concert with me?” before “remembering” he had a ring in his pocket and another more important question to ask. The boy’s got jokes! So if you can’t already tell we are both goofy and always laughing. I like to make fun of the couples on house hunters, travel, and explore Chicago. I love my diverse families- Jay is half black and half Indian, and I have two adopted sisters from China and a godson adopted from Vietnam. I am also deeply invested in my community- I was on staff with YoungLives, a ministry for teen moms for four years, and now mentor at Al Raby high school on the west side. I love life and love people 🙂

    Insta: @_Lindsayadams

  • Michelle Heffner

    My instagram handle is @mheffphoto I am from Northern Virginia, I design digital graphics and websites (on the side, for now) and I love to practice yoga, recipe develop and learn all I can about the wellness scene! 🌏🌍🌎

  • Melissa Thornton

    My instagram handle is @mkbruin I live in Raleigh, NC and my random fun fact is this weekend I’ll be finishing up a Christmas quilt for my Aunt : )

  • Danielle

    instagram handle is @realiamazing . I live on the east coast of Virginia, originally from Connecticut though!

  • Bailie Roskow

    Hi! My name is Bailie and I’m from Houston, TX! My Instagram handle is @bailie.jane. I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe and try purge my closet after each season! My fun fact is I’ve recently picked up the hobby of film photography, and I love it! 🙂

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