It has been two weeks since I started my capsule wardrobe (read more about it here and see the pieces I included here), and so far, so good! I think I’m in the easiest part of it–the concept still feels like a novelty, and I haven’t even cycled through all my shirts yet. I do have a few random thoughts on this process, which I’m sharing below, but first, here are a few of my outfits so far. It still feels a lot like summer in North Carolina, so I’ve been glad I added shorts and a pair of sandals to my capsule wardrobe at the last minute!
Left: Gray tee, navy shorts, Jack Rogers, coral lipstick; worn to work (my office is really casual!)
Right: Chambray shirt, gray skirt, flats (similar), purse, belt; worn on a Sunday for Mass, brunch, and a walk around downtown Raleigh
Left: Tunic, black pants, flats (similar); worn to assist at my first rehearsal as part of my church’s wedding committee!
Right: Striped shirt (similar), navy shorts, studded flats (similar); worn to work
Left: Shirtdress, Jack Rogers, monogrammed tortoiseshell bangle; worn to work
Right: Navy tee, black pants, plaid smoking slippers; worn to a weeknight hangout with friends at a brewery in downtown Raleigh
(Sorry my hair looks a million different colors in the photos above–they were taken at all different times and on a few different cameras! Also, I have a much-needed haircut scheduled for Saturday. #finally)
A few thoughts so far! They’re a little random, so bear with me :)
1. I’m not a big jewelry person, but I have been wearing a bit more than usual. Even though I’m not bored of any of my clothes yet, I’m hoping this is a proactive way to keep things looking and feeling fresh and different.
2. I’m glad I stuck to a color palette that’s really “me” (blues, grays, pinks, whites, etc.) rather than filling my capsule wardrobe with warm, fall colors. It was tempting when sifting through inspiration, but since I don’t usually gravitate toward fall colors, I think I would’ve grown tired of them pretty quickly. (I did throw in just a few things that fit a typical fall palette, like this sweater and this jacket.)
3. In the interest of full disclosure, there have been a good handful of days over the past two weeks when I’ve been in workout clothes all day. Workout clothes aren’t part of capsule wardrobes, so they’re a bit of a free pass :)
Overall, it’s going well and I really haven’t found any cons yet, but I’ll keep y’all posted. If you have any questions or want me to address anything in particular in my next recap, let me know!