I got a couple of queries regarding the detail of what was actually in my capsule, so here goes …
- 1 pair of jeans
- 3 pairs of trousers
- 3 skirts
- 5 dresses
- 2 jackets
- 2 cardigans
- 10 tops
- 3 pairs of sandals and 1 pair of shoes
- 1 blazer, 1 pair of sunglasses, 1 bag
I wear jeans so much during the year that I try to cut back a little in summer, although one of skirts is a denim one. The trousers are smart/casual (that ever-useful description) which means I can wear them in the office, as well as off-duty. I love dresses but sometimes can’t be bothered to wrestle with tights in the middle of winter so like to wear them a lot more in the summer.
I work in a professional environment so don’t wear denim to work but the smart/casual is a good cross-over for work and play.
I fondly remember the days when I thought I needed two capsules, one for work and one for casual wear. So, you know, 66 pieces per season! It sounds ridiculous to me now but looking back, it was the best thing I’ve ever done. There was no other way I would have found out the degree of crossover I could have between the two aspects of my wardrobe. It was only when I started wearing different pieces to work or when going out with friends that I saw how easily they could translate.
I took the advice of Courtney Carver, of Project 333, and dressed my casual wear up slightly and my workwear down slightly. This gave a huge amount of versatility to my wardrobe and, to the best of my knowledge, no-one ever remarked on it. I can now comfortably have 33 pieces each season, that fit all aspects of my lifestyle. Or sometimes, I have a cheeky 34/35 and still lead a normal life!! It’s whatever works best for me that season.
Have a great week 😊