In the 1970’s, a London boutique owner named Susie Faux, coined the term Capsule Wardrobe. She thought that a few essential pieces (skirts, pants, and coats) that would not go out of style, could be supplemented with seasonal pieces. It is a wonderful idea!!! But, is a capsule wardrobe for YOU?Some of the essential items of a capsule wardrobe are:
A little black dress. Every woman should own one. Buy one that can be worn for work or evening.
A day-dress. Something very casual. Perfect for a lunch date or attending church.
Three plain t-shirts. Buy t-shirts made of quality material, and buy all three in different colors of different shades.
A dress top.
A fitted white shirt. An item that works equally for work, or a casual weekend.
A neutral cardigan. Navy, off-white, or camel, colors that can work with almost anything.
A classic black blazer.
A trench coat/rain coat. This is a classic piece, one that will never go out of style. It can be worn in almost any season.
A pair of sweat pants/yoga pants. The perfect thing to wear when you’re exercising or lounging.
A pair of jeans. If you are going to have only a pair or two of jeans, pick a dark pair free of embellishments or rips. (trendy)
A pair of dress pants. Choose a pair that can be worn for work or for an evening.
A pair of dress shoes.
A pair of flats.
A pair of tennis shoesIf you decide to try a capsule wardrobe, I would like to hear about your experience. There is no way that I would even attempt to try. It never fails that every time I give away clothing, I end up wanting to wear that one item. Plus, I have already bought every thing in my closet, and it seems wasteful to get rid of clothing, even if I give it to a good cause. I would probably just end up going out and eventually buying more. So in an attempt to keep my closet organized, I have everything color-coordinated. Could it be pared down? In the word of Sarah Palin, “You betcha”. It is frigid cold outside! I was spoiled by our warm winter, and am really feeling the chill. It was 11 degrees outside this morning, and they are calling for 3 to 8 inches of snow over the next few days. I felt like layering to stay warm. I have on a silky turtleneck and an off-white sweater, both from Old Navy. I know the sweater was purchased last year and I think I bought the turtleneck this year, but I can’t be sure. Here is a similar sweater, and here is a similar turtleneck. The scarf is one that I bought from Target, and as I have said before, I love buying scarves there. They have a fantastic selection. I decided to wear the scarf, instead of a necklace, for added warmth around my neck.The dark gray leggings are another Old Navy purchase, but my mind is blank as to when I bought them. When it is really cold I like to wear thick, or flannel lined, leggings since they are right up against the skin. I don’t want any cold air going up my legs. I am taking every opportunity to wear my Hunter boots, so you may see them often,I hope you noticed my gorgeous plaid bat-wing cape. It is reversible from the large check, to the small check. Can you believe this was my grandmothers, the one that is 102? I told you she was a fashionista! When I was in Tennessee, my mother asked me if this was something I might like, since it was my grandmothers. I of course grabbed it quickly before she changed her mind. This is so on fleek.I just wanted to show you our skiff of snow we had this morning. Does any one else say skiff?
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