The rain stopped. For a moment, at least. Hurrah! The rain stopped!!!
Shh, let’s keep quiet about it, let’s not jinx it…
OK, what I really wanted to talk about was capsule wardrobes. That’s why I’m wearing the same top I was wearing in the last two posts, and the same scarf and shoes I was wearing with the down jacket. And of course the same sunglasses I’ve been wearing in just about every other post this year…
So, about capsule wardrobes…
I’m a huge fan of capsule wardrobes Yet, I’ve never actually created one, and I have neither the patience nor the interest for KonMari anything. In fact, my wardrobe is a huge mess. Always has been, and I don’t think any amount of decluttering will change that (Hmm, maybe I need bigger closets…). Sure, I declutter once or twice a year, when I have time and feel inspired (this year I just haven’t got to it yet, I wonder why…). But I’m digressing here. I definitely did not want to talk about my mess of a wardrobe but about capsule wardrobes.
That is, a lazy girl’s capsule wardrobe. Let me explain. I’m often in a hurry in the morning (I’m so not a morning person…), and I don’t have time to look for something to wear in my (very messy and disorganised) wardrobe. And the thought of choosing an outfit the night before is too much work; it’s just not going to happen.
The solution: (almost) everything I have can be mixed and matched. And, like most women, I probably only wear about 20 percent of my wardrobe. But I’m OK with that. I keep wearing my favourite clothes over and over again, for a few weeks or months at a time.
The Seasonally-appropriate capsule wardrobe
Most of my clothes are seasonal. I won’t be wearing my ‘autumn clothes’ in winter, or my winter coats and cashmere jumpers in spring or summer.
In other words, my (very messy and disorganised) wardrobe contains several seasonally-appropriate ‘capsule wardrobes’: I have a limited number of clothes I can wear for a limited amount of time. And when the weather gets colder or warmer, I will need to move on to the next ‘capsule collection’ of seasonally-appropriate favourites.
And this is what you’re seeing here: an autumn outfit with a long-sleeved top and cords (warmer than jeans), a scarf and a smart coat.
I think I need at least 2 coats per season: one smart and one casual.
It doesn’t really matter what’s under the coat; the coat sets the mood and defines your style. And a smart coat makes an otherwise casual outfit more elegant. Just compare these two outfits:
coat: Hobbs (old) / top: Gant / trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) / scarf: Marja Kurki (old) /
shoes: Ara / bag: Longchamp (old) / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs (old)
How do you feel about capsule wardrobes?
PS: have you seen the new Dilettante Artist post?
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