I am always sad to see summer's end. Everyone gets so excited about fall, and I'm standing around like Rat, in The Wind in the Willows - wistful and wondering why everybody is in such a hurry to move on. There is so much to enjoy right now!
But I digress.
Here is my capsule, most of which remains the same as outlined in my previous post. I have made a few changes.
Summing up my previous post:
My capsule wardrobe does not include shoes, bags, accessories, dance/workout gear, undergarments, or event wear - or extreme cold weather gear (extreme cold weather for me = >30F)
My capsule wardrobe does have to function across a temperature variance, that usually goes from the high 80's to the low 30's. For this reason, I have expanded my capsule to 40 items.
My color palette is almost entirely neutral: Black, White, Olive, Grey, Blush-Pink, and Dark Tan.
My themes are: Bond Girl, 007, Safari, Indiana Jones, Cinema Italiano, Fetish, and the aesthetics of Wolford and Agent Provocateur.
Here are my 40 items:
My capsule is comprised of:
3 Leather Jackets (the black can double as a leather blouse or blazer)
3 Other Jackets and Blazers
1 Zip-up Cardigan (doubles as a regular sweater)
1 Short-sleeve jacket (doubles as a top)
1 Leather Vest (doubles as a top)
8 Long-Sleeve Tops
6 Short-Sleeve Tops
3 Sleeveless Tops (The dragon top doubles as a vest)
6 Pairs of Jeans
1 Pair of Pants
What changed from the previous post? For starters, I removed the olive bodysuit. It isn't, and never has been, a stand-alone item. I plan to wear it underneath other garments that need a cami-type of layer, such as the olive short-sleeve jacket top, or the zip-up cardigan.
I replaced the olive bodysuit with a creamy white, short-sleeve, mock-neck top. I plan to use the white long-sleeve shirt from the previous post, as dance/workout wear.
I also removed both pairs of shorts, and replaced them with the white skirt and the white jeans.
I am leaving the olive skirt and the olive skinnies for a future capsule.
With regards to the pieces I chose, I asked myself the following questions: Can I make at least three outfits out of each piece? Does each piece fall in with the themes I list above? Yes, and yes.
I don't have to ask if I love each piece, because these are all favorites!
When I look at my capsule, I feel very good about my choices. I think I have covered pretty much every contingency for this fall. The one exception will be the Florida trip. If the temperatures are forecast to be over 85F, I plan to pull out some shorts to wear then. Otherwise, I plan on wearing jeans.
This capsule is not set in stone. I am giving myself to Labor Day to make any changes. Still, I'm very happy with what I have here, and I am looking forward to mid-September!