If you’re a reader of my blog, you’ll know that I’m a BIG FAN of capsule wardrobes! I even have an online store dedicated to Seasonal Capsule Wardrobes. I create a capsule wardrobe at the beginning of each season, then create a visual guide of several outfits, add the details of how to create a capsule wardrobe, plus add a few extras, then share it in a convenient E-Book for others to use. My actual capsule wardrobe always varies a little, because I have a job where we have a business casual dress code. I have to add a few extra pieces so I can incorporate my capsule wardrobe for my job, then also have outfits that I can wear on the weekends.
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This weekend I finished my Summer capsule wardrobe. I chose 31 pieces, mostly from my E-Book, The Essential Capsule Wardrobe: Summer 2016 Collection. The color scheme I chose was navy, blue, coral/peach, white and black. There were a few pieces I was missing, so I looked for the pieces online, using my ShopStyle app. By using the app, you can search for an item, sort the items by price, store, and brand. It’s really handy when you’re looking for a particular piece and saves time too! I looked for those pieces online at my favorite stores like: Loft, J. Crew, J. Crew Factory, Nordstrom and Target. I could have bought them online, but I had the opportunity of having “me-time”, so I spent the day out shopping the Memorial Day Sales. I had made a list of the pieces I needed and bought just those pieces. I had set a budget, so I stuck with it. It’s so easy when you’re in a store and buy more than you had bargained for, but when you have a capsule wardrobe, it teaches you how to rethink your closet and buy just the pieces you need.
This past Saturday, I bought a J. Crew denim skirt, J. Crew 3/4 length navy striped top, J. Crew gray tee, Nordstrom Rack blue/white striped short sleeve tee (similar) and a pair of Madewell black block-heel sandals. I also ate at Panera Bread, browsed through several fashion and home decorating books at Barnes & Noble and enjoyed a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte. Yep, it was a pretty relaxing day! You can see what I wore while out shopping via Instagram.
Here are all the pieces in my Summer Capsule Wardrobe:
Convenient shopping links are below:
The Bottoms, 3rd Piece & Accessories
boater hat (new) c/o Shopbop
Notes: If you noticed, I didn’t add shoes to the list, because I have to wear dress shoes to work and then I wear casual shoes on the weekend. I will be wearing shorts this Summer, but didn’t include them in my capsule wardrobe, becaue I only wear them occassionally. Also, this season I replaced several pieces in my closet that were either worn or just didn’t fit right anymore.
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