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Building a Capsule Wardrobe

Building a Capsule Wardrobe

 

Lately, I’ve been visiting the idea of creating a capsule wardrobe.  The holidays and the months following always make me realize how much stuff I have and how much of it I probably don’t need, which in turn ignites a major purge of said stuff. Of course a lot of that stuff includes clothing, shoes, and accessories.  I think for a lot of people, it can get to a point where getting dressed in the morning is more of a chore because you are overwhelmed with choices instead of faced with simple, stylish decisions.  Honestly, that may be why a capsule wardrobe sounds the most appealing to me…ease.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE styling and putting things together, but I also very much appreciate simplicity and well-made pieces with great design elements.

Above are some of the pieces I consider to be staples in a wardrobe, most of which I have variations of myself and are often items I continue to go back to.  I’d say it’s a good start to building a great capsule wardrobe.

 

 

Summer to Fall Transition

Summer to Fall Transition

I must admit, it’s hard not to think about Fall clothes when the weather this summer has been soo cool. When the temperature barely reaches 70 on a late July day, it’s difficult not to crave cozy sweaters, boots and scarves, bonfires, and pumpkin spice lattes. But we must resist! It’s not fall yet!! And after this past winter, I am not eagerly waiting for this cooler weather to stay a while. Needless to say, I hope we have a more normal August, but unfortunately it’s not looking very promising. So, I put together this Polyvore set of what I’ll probably be wearing in the next month to transition from summer to fall weather (and probably with a little bit of resistance).

Shorts and Chambray

Shorts and Chambray

Madewell shirt top
madewell.com

Slip on boots
anthropologie.com

Swarovski crystal jewelry
anthropologie.com

FOSSIL buckle belt
nordstrom.com

White fedora hat
amazon.com

Lipstick
maybelline.com

Weather or Not

This Cleveland weather has been teetering as usual this time of year.  This past weekend, it was nearly 70 degrees, and now we’re back to normal seasonal temperatures in the 40’s.  I will say, it’s throwing me off a little bit- with both my sinuses and my outerwear decisions.  It’s that weird weather that’s chilly, but if it’s sunny you almost don’t even need a very heavy jacket. Today I decided to stick with my dusty rose colored coat from J. Crew I got a couple years ago. It’s heavy enough to stay warm in the shade, but also so you’re not boiling in the sun.

I love that the lining has this little bit of a chartreuse to contrast with the pink.  We can always count on J. Crew for their color play… This coat is a fave of mine from their 2012 fall/winter season.

Not sure where the gloves are from, I took them from my mom :)  Bag is from a market in London; boots, Arturo Chiang;

 I like jewelry that’s got an element of fun like these earrings from Fossil.  Betsey Johnson also makes some really fun jewelry; leopard top from Dillard’s.