SO excited to be sharing my next capsule with you all – mainly because I’m thrilled to be wearing some new/different clothes!
This one only totaled out to 35 pieces (and even that felt like a lot as I look at it all), with a slightly different breakdown than the last capsule: tops (12), bottoms (8), shoes (8), dresses (5), jackets (2). I went with more dresses (because: summer!), which worked out great, as I needed fewer separates.
Having the experience of one capsule under my belt, I was able to be more discerning about just what I needed for this one. And – just like last time – turns out I need so much less than I actually own. My propensity for buying “doubles” of every basic, of buying the same item in multiple “colors” (a.k.a., white/black/gray), is a habit I’m set on breaking. So while I did make some new purchases, I bought “only” one of each – and really gave each one a lot of thought:
Can it span at least two seasons?
Can I dress it up or down?
Is it fashion forward, yet pretty timeless?
Is it different (or different enough) from what I already own (because: striped t-shirt)? Or, is it replacing an item that’s run its course (which is how those lovely silvery sandals made their way in)?
Ready to take a look (new purchases in bold)?
gray v-neck tee/white v-neck tee/black muscle tee/white muscle tee
gray speckled tee/polka dot popover/gray knit top/striped tee
oversized white shirt/blue-red striped shirt/blue-white gingham shirt/fitted white shirt
cropped jean jacket/slouchy gray knit sweater
What do you think?
As I’ll be sharing fewer outfit posts this time around (because: dress/sandal t-shirt/shorts), I’d like to leave you with this link to a post by lovely lovely Natalie (whose blog is where I first read about the capsule wardrobe). She’s decided that she is less about the “capsule” and more about the “uniform” – and if you love wardrobe philosophizing as much as I do you will enjoy this post (also because she’s so very stylish and funny as hell).
I’ve enjoyed meeting some of you capsulers on Instagram – keep tagging me and let me know if you’ve jumped on the bandwagon. How’s it going? What are your challenges?