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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Capsule Wardrobe Update

Now that my capsule wardrobe is almost complete, I wanted to provide you with an update on how things are going and where I want to go from here.

Closet styled by me! Just kidding, obviously.
If you're just catching up, here's the lowdown on capsule wardrobes - long story short, you create a wardrobe that includes only 32 pieces. Crazy, right? I thought so too so I cheated slights. Here are the parameters that I stuck with while creating my capsule wardrobe.

1. Workout clothes don't count. The caveat with this one is that, that doesn't mean that I can wear them all day.
2. Formal dresses don't count. As a stay at home mom my occasions to wear silk dresses are very limited but I wanted to ensure I could still access them, if needed.
3. Shoes don't count BUT they need to be limited. My thinking with this was that I really don't need four pairs of black flats.

Here's what I have ended up with and so far, it works really well for me. 

Bottoms:
1 black dressier pant, 1 distressed jean, 1 dark skinny jean, 1 leather legging and 1 pair of plain leggings


Distressed denim via Zara

Leather leggings

Sweaters:
4 cardigans and 4 pullovers (I need to pull this back a bit)

Black H & M sweater


Camel coloured sweater via H & M

Dressy tops:
1 while silk blouse, 1 leopard silk top, 1 silk black top, 1 black tank crop top (what???) and 1 silk patterned top

Crop top from Zara.... looks better on the model!


Bell sleeve blouse via Zara

Shirts:
2 chambray shirts (I know, I only need one), 1 plaid (I want a better one!), 1 white boyfriend shirt

JCrew Factory Chambray Shirt

Outerwear:
1 fur vest, 1 tweed blazer, 1 grey boyfriend blazer


Other:
1 black long sleeve, 1 white long sleeve, 2 black tanks and 2 white tanks

Congratulations if you made it to the bottom of this post, it's a long one! I will share another update in a few weeks, I'm concerned that I'm going to get very sick of my options but we will see. My hope is that this will curb my tendency to buy clothes and never wear them or buy quantity over quality. The goal is to buy quality pieces that will stand the test of time.

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