Meet our #CAPSULEmuse Urtė and the delicate balance in her wardrobe.
Although on a daily basis you are likely to see Urtė in a white surgeon's gown, there is no shortage of contrasts and colors in her wardrobe and in her life. From a meaningful mission in medicine to an active session in the water park, from "forest bathing" to passionate dancing in a Spanish music bar.
What do you do?
I’ve just become a doctor. After completing my master’s degree in medicine, I became a surgical resident. This work, helping people, brings a lot of meaning to my life. Performing surgeries and taking responsibility for other people's health is hard work, but I haven’t found a more meaningful one.
The first time I performed a gallbladder’s surgery, I cried like a child. What if I did something wrong, and what if the staple doesn't hold? The next morning, when I ran to the patient's ward and saw his smile, confirming that everything was fine, I felt a happiness I had never felt before.
While I am fully immersed in my work, after the work day is done, I understand that I am much more than medicine. That's when I start to fill my heart with my favorite activities: I walk in the parks with my dog Kopa, I do yoga, I listen to my favorite music surrounded by the smell of incense, I dance, and I breathe deeply so that tomorrow I can return to work with a full heart to take care of others.
You live an active life and do a lot of sports. Do you easily balance the two? What clothes do you reach for when you want to dress up? And what items do you rely on to feel comfortable?
One day I can't get out of my sweatpants, the next I'm walking around the city in a dress with my boots and curly hair. There are different sides of me. I allow myself to be free – in life and in style. I dress as I feel at the time. I don't force myself to look beautiful and put together all the time, this would bore me out quickly. I walk in nature with loose pants and a blouse, hiding a "bad hair day" under a hat, and when I want to dress up, I choose a long, feminine dress. Doing so always inspires me for a passionate dance with my love in a dark bar playing Spanish music. Here's the balance for you.
I dress as I feel at the time. I don't force myself to look beautiful and put together all the time, this would bore me out quickly.
What are your favorite pieces by CAPSULE by Agnė Gilytė?
Capsule.love shirts are my absolute favorites. White, blue, striped – all of them are high-quality and ready to serve every day and for special occasions. I simply love these types of clothes.
What are your thoughts on capsule wardrobe? How do you balance fast and slow fashion?
Over the past year I have developed a very deep connection with nature. We live on this incredibly beautiful Earth that we must protect and love. And that’s where we encounter the importance and meaning of sustainability. I get anxious every time I have to throw away used rubber gloves or a sterile gown in the trash with every patient I see. It's a pity, but it’s not something I can avoid, because everything is based on infection control and, most importantly, the patient's well-being. But in fashion, we must save for the sake of our planet. I often shop second-hand, re-buy clothes and give them to those who need them more, thus extending the wear cycle of the clothes. Before purchasing a new closet item, I seriously consider whether it’s realy something I need it or maybe it’s just a whim dictated by consumer society. I think, the idea of a capsule wardrobe is one of the best things that happended to a conscious society. In my mind, quality has long ruthlessly trumped quantity. To be honest, I don't feel sorry at all, and living with a clearer conscience brings me peace.
What had the greatest influence on your personal style? And what are the three words that would best describe it?
Effortless. Classy. Sexy.
After discovering and falling in love with country music, I find it hard to take off my wide-leg jeans and cowboy boots. Living in Italy for a while made me fall in love with romantic dresses. Since meeting my husband, I've been wearing baseball caps every day. After my stay in Portugal, I discovered the gorgeous combination of wide trousers, button-up shirts, and slippers, which is also perfect in blossoming Vilnius. Maturity, traveling, and people inspired me to put together my style from many different pieces. As a result, I feel that my style does not scream fashion trends, but speaks calmly yet confidently about me and my personality.