First let me say, I thought of a million reasons NOT to share this. I am NOT a fashion blogger. My pictures are literally all from my iPhone and mostly pics I rushed to take during one of Vivi’s naps. My criteria for clothes is comfortable and makes me feel good. That doesn’t always translate to great photos. I am not a size 0, I’m short and I birthed a baby about 8 months ago and everything is still rearranged a bit! ; )
BUT, I’m sharing anyway because I’m perfectly ok with this post not being perfect and I think it will be helpful to see how this whole capsule wardrobe works in real life.
One thing I learned, don’t be afraid to take pictures of your outfits. I did it to share for this post, but it has been sooo helpful seeing things on. It also makes a very handy guide when you need to plan outfits for a trip or just everyday life.
Below I have listed all the pieces in my capsule wardrobe. Looking back through the shopping sites so I could link to these pieces was so tempting. There are sooo many cute things out right now. BUT knowing I was DONE shopping for the season (or two) really helped me to not purchase anything.
1. Chambray Button Down (Similar)
3. Ampersand Tee
4. Black & Flax Striped Tee
5. Red Louisiana Tee
6. Blue Fitted Oxford
7. Black Scalloped Edges Shirt
8. Yellow Spanish Eyelet Trim Shirt (Similar)
9. White V-Neck Tee
10. Southwestern Sleeveless Cardigan
11. Lace Trim Tank
12. White Eyelet Tank
13. B&W Shirt
14. White Eyelet Shirt
15. Gray Ruffle Shirt (Similar)
PANTS (all old!)
23. Skinny Denim (Target)
24. White Skinny Jeans (Forever 21)
25. Mint Skinnies (The Loft)
It gets HOT here y’all!! I barely wear jeans at all during the summer, but I do have a few for evening events if I need. Depending on where you live, you might have a completely different summer capsule wardrobe.
WHAT THIS LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
1. Workout clothes
2. Tanks I wear as undershirts and other undergarments
LOFT – I got everything at 40% or more off because they are always having sales. If you love their stuff but don’t have a big budget, wait for a sale. They happen all the time!
GAP – Same about sales! It wouldn’t hurt to subscribe to their mailing listing for the month you are planning your wardrobe to get the deals IF you have the willpower to unsubscribe when your wardrobe is set!
SOLE SOCIETY – How am I just finding this site? I have been needing a new purse since mine was lost/stolen. I was going to treat myself to a fancy Coach bag when I hit 3,000 journal sales but I just didn’t find one I liked enough to spend the money on. I was able to get 2 crossbody bags and 2 pairs of shoes for the price of one small Coach bag (and I’m talking outlet). Click this link to get 20% off your first purchase! If you share Sole Society with friends and they make a purchase, you get a credit which is just perfect to save for your next wardrobe purchases!
ASOS – If you are pregnant, this place is where I got 90% of my maternity clothes. I didn’t buy a ton because I work from home and I was able to make yoga pants work for the whole time (I cut a split in the back for the last few months!) I have two maternity dresses that are actually in my capsule wardrobe so I’m loving being able to reuse. Their “skater” dresses worked really well on me and they have tons of styles.
American Eagle – I still love American Eagle for bottoms. Their shorts are much cheaper than J. Crew in similar styles. And their jeans fit me well too!
I have had so much feedback and anticipation. I would LOVE to know what you think!! What pieces do you love that would fit in your wardrobe? What tips were most helpful and what have you learned through this process that might help others?