Hi everyone! I’m SO ready for real fall/winter weather, how about you?
Today I’m coming to you with something that has intrigued me for a while: a capsule wardrobe. I’ve seen a lot of these pieces specifically targeted toward “stay at home” moms, but I honestly think I would have the same wardrobe even if I was still working outside the home (I’d obviously have to add work clothes). I got most of the list from www.nowthaticando.com. It’s a great resource for those of us who want to NOT look like hot messes on a daily basis, but also accept the fact that our clothes will eventually be covered in all manner of bodily fluids by the end of the day. Her style is classic and kind of preppy like mine, so I loved the majority of the pieces she uses in her capsules. She does include pieces that don’t really suit my personal style or body type, so I switched them out for something else. And let’s get real, I LIVE in boots in the fall and winter, and this chick has 1 pair of tall boots.
I’m going to show just a list of what I have in my closet for fall/winter, not because I’m being lazy but because I know that looking at the photos made me feel like I had to make my choices as similar as possible to those pictured. I also am incredibly frugal, so these pieces I either already had or I bought them at WalMart, Target, or on INSANE sale somewhere else (my last shopping trip was a few weeks ago. I spent $50 for $120 worth of items at Old Navy PLUS cash back using eBates. WIN!)
Striped tee Simple dress (2)
3 plain tees Skinny jeans
Graphic tee Black skinny jeans
White button down Boot cut jeans
Tunic top Colored jeggings
Neutral shirt leggings
2 plaid tops
Vest (2)– I have a black fleece and an oatmeal colored fleece
Animal print scarf (lightweight)
Plaid scarf (lightweight)
Plain scarf (lightweight)
Plain scarf (winter)
Plaid scarf (winter)
Beanies (I’m OCD and I have a white one and a cranberry one that match my scarves)
Gloves (again, a cranberry pair and a white pair)
Leather bag– I have more than one, but since I have a toddler who just CANNOT GO ANYWHERE without her dolls, books, and Fisher Price tablet, I bring a backpack
Simple necklaces (2)- I have a couple but I need to buy new chains for them
Tall boots (black, brown)
Over the knee boots
I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of sick of wearing the same outfits all the time and wasting time and money trying to decide what to wear. Do you implement a system like this? How does it work for you? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time, friends!