Yup. Still hot here! Piggy backing on Monday’s post, I’m so glad that I thought to include a handful of cooler weather clothing in this capsule wardrobe. I’m definitely a big baby about weather and I get a little whiny when I’m too hot or too cold (I know… Diva status).
You know what? I’m learning that the biggest factor that makes a capsule wardrobe “work” is versatility. I know you have heard me use that word quite a bit since I started this blog, but it’s just because you need to have a closet full of individual pieces that will work with as many other pieces as possible. When planning this fall capsule, I found it helpful to analyze each piece before I included it and to make sure that it would work with at least three other pieces in my closet. This skirt is a great example. I love that it can be dressed down like it is here, but paired with some of the other pieces in my closet it can be dressed up. This shirt on the other hand… The bold pattern (Ok. Bold for me.) makes it a little less versatile. And that brings me to my other point. Recently I was helping a friend pack up her clothes for a temporary move to New York (i.e. she could only bring a limited amount of clothing) and me being the “expert” that I am kept pushing versatility on her. Finally she looked at me and said something like, “but I don’t want to bring only versatile pieces. Some are just for fun.” I realized that she’s absolutely right! While a majority of your closet should be versatile, it’s okay to include that fancy leopard print skirt (maybe for my winter capsule??) if you absolutely love it. One of the biggest factors of a capsule wardrobe that I think people forget is that you should love every piece in your closet and so it’s okay to include items simply because they make you feel like a bombshell. What about you? Do you disagree with me and only include versatile pieces? Or do you agree and include pieces that are more fun? If you do, I’d love to hear what pieces you have that are less practical. Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,
Denim Skirt: Old Gap. Similar
Backpack: Old Anthropologie. Velvet Option.