Yesterday I posted part 1 of my completed late summer capsule. Today I’m sharing outfits 1-15 since I didn’t think you would want to look at 30 little pictures of me all at one time, as well as my first reactions to being in a capsule wardrobe. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing outfits 16-30 and some of my personal dos and don’ts that I will be carrying into my fall capsule.
Here’s 15 tiny pictures of me:
I can’t help but find these tiny pictures kinda hilarious and a total overdose of me. Some of these are also downright terrible pictures. I failed to number them in photoshop but the first nine that are obviously grouped go left to right, top to bottom. Outfit #9 is at the top of row four then it starts over left to right, top to bottom.
My first DON’T is don’t subtract items once you’ve started, you might need them later. I didn’t add anything part of the way through because I wanted the challenge of completing the capsule in the 30 days with what I started with. 25 pieces to remix over the course of 30 days (not counting accessories) was not enough for me. By day 15 up there I already was losing my gusto for getting dressed. (Unless I was putting on that Madewell dress featured in outfits #2 and #11. I could wear it every day.)
DO include all your favorite items. I’ve already realized how much I missed a few pieces just because I wanted to include some new items in my capsule. I love that plaid popover and would definitely call it a favorite, but I don’t think it was suitable for this weather.
DO include a variety of items. I mentioned this yesterday that I included too many tops, and Sara commented that I included three similar dresses and two striped bottoms. From looking at those pictures, I can clearly see my style, colors, and the pieces I gravitate towards. Looking back, I should have included a few pieces that maybe aren’t my “go-to” pieces or my favorites, but they would’ve added more variety to my capsule.
Tomorrow look for numbered outfits 16-30 as well as the rest of my dos and don’t and what I’ll be keeping in mind as I put together my fall capsule.
Have you done a capsule before? Any tips for a newbie?