Everyone has already moved on to their fall capsules at this point. I, on the other hand, just finished a late summer capsule. After being inspired by Into Mind and Unfancy over a month ago now, I decided I wasn’t going to wait until fall to put one together and tried my hand at one for what I’m calling late summer. Over the next three days I’ll be sharing what I picked, why, the outfits, and what I took away and will be applying for my fall capsule.
Incase you’ve been living under a rock, a capsule wardrobe is a select amount of pieces (tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes) that you wear for a season. By that definition, my “capsule” was really more like a 30 for 30 challenge. Here’s what I picked:
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layers:: J.Crew, Gap, American Eagle Outfitters
bottoms:: (top row) J.Crew, Gap (second row) J.Crew, Madewell, Anthropologie
bag:: Phillip Lim for Target
So in all there’s 27 pieces. I also think all 27 have been featured on the blog before. I tried to pick my favorites. That’s the first “guideline” I didn’t follow. Since I wasn’t doing it for the whole season, I didn’t think I needed to get to 37-40 pieces. I didn’t necessarily count the bag either since that’s not an accessory I change ever day. I included a picture though because I tend to create an outfit that does go with the bag. I put a lot of thought into having a color palette, which is something I’m focusing on even more for my fall one, since I already have a few pieces for it. Right off the bat I’m sure you can see one of the issues I encountered, which was too many tops, not enough bottoms. Also I ended up losing a pair of shoes (the Sole Society ones) during the capsule so I wore 25 different items for 30-ish days. Tune in tomorrow for the first half of outfits from the last 30 days.
Are you participating in a capsule wardrobe for fall? What are your plans for it?