Today we are starting a small series featuring a capsule wardrobe. According to Wikipedia, a Capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.
This is my fifteen item capsule wardrobe. Your capsule can be any number of items that you choose. You can also include shoes and scarves in your capsule, but I am choosing to only concentrate on the clothing items. My capsule consists of the following:
- A pair of skinny jeans
- A pair of bootcut jeans
- A sailor-style pair of navy pants
- A pair of skinny black pants
- A sailor-style navy skirt
- A bright blue swing dress
- A white t-shirt
- A blue/black/white tie-front blouse
- A blue chambray button-down shirt
- A white frilly dress blouse
- A neutral-colored sweater
- A red open-front cardigan
- A denim jacket
- A navy jacket
- A linen jacket
I chose all of these items to mix and match with each other to be able to get the most number of outfits from the items. The jackets can make the outfits either casual or dressy. The tops will match each of the bottom clothing items. I stayed in the blue, black, and white colors with the only exception being the pop of color with the red cardigan.
On Saturday, we started with a basic white t-shirt and bootcut jeans. Here is that post in case you missed it. Almost all of the items that I am going to show you for the next few days are items from my closet. You probably will not be able to purchase the exact item, but I will make an effort to find you similar items. Today’s look is a classic black and white outfit with a twist. A white dressy blouse is something that you will be able to wear with jeans, dress pants, skirts, etc., so this will be a versatile clothing purchase.
When I travel, I try to take very few pieces of jewelry. I take something in silver, gold, and usually pearls. I figure that something in one of those categories will work for most occasions. The Dallin gold hoop earrings are a pair of my favorite earrings, so this is something that I would include in a capsule wardrobe.
Black pants are a must for a capsule wardrobe. Black is a great neutral that will go with almost anything. I know that some of you mentioned that you have a hard time wearing black and brown together, but that is one of my favorite combinations. I can’t wait to wear these black pants with that neutral sweater above. Also, think about these pants with the blue chambray top and the neutral linen jacket. Then, add a cute ankle boot in a light brown, and you have a cute outfit.
All of you ladies who are deathly afraid of snakes might want to skip this section. Don’t get me wrong, I am scared to death of snakes also, except the ones that are dead. If they are part of a belt, shoe, or purse, then I am fine wearing them. I am not going to be the one who killed it, skinned it, or had anything to do with a live reptile. My boots are probably faux snakeskin if that makes any of you feel any better. I bought these boots last year at this time when I went to Atlanta to visit my sister. This year, snakeskin boots are extremely popular, and you will see them all over Instagram. These boots will take an ordinary outfit and make it special.
Gurls, I am on the road today! It is time to head to Nashville, but first…I need to pack. Lol! I am the worst procrastinator when it comes to packing. Do you all remember when I went to Cabo, and I got to go and be filmed for R+F? The little Convention teaser was released on Saturday. I hate the way they did my makeup, but other than that, it wasn’t horrible. Lol! I would love for you to watch the snippet and let me know what you think. I am NOT quitting my day job!!! Hahaha. It is on Facebook, so you would have to view it that way. Here is the link.
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