Capsule Wardrobe Obsessed

Friday January 18, 2013   

I’m obsessed with the concept of capsule wardrobes. Lately I’ve been thinking about the various capsule wardrobe possibilities within my own closet. After having made the Maison de Reefur one I figured looking at my own clothes might be more productive. In a sense the “what I’m wearing” posts are also like this but less “themed.” I did two for late winter, early spring.

Monochromatic Late Winter

Bottoms – Madewell tuxedo pencil skirt, Old Navy black skinny jeans.
Dress – Madewell Artdot dress.
Tops – b&w striped knit, Zara white lace top, Uniqlo black dot oxford, Madewell white true love oxford, Cher black cashmere cardigan.
Coats – F21 wool coat, H&M tuxedo blazer.
Shoes – black flats, silver pig flats.
Bags – red fold-over tote, Ne-net eco bag
Scarf – Madewell Tokyo scarf

Inspired by Madewell’s recent monochromatic looks I figured this would be an easy one to accomplish since I own a lot of black. I sorta want to switch to this right now :) But I’d miss my denim shirt and knit dress, ha!

Pastel Early Spring

Bottoms – Madewell denim jeans & shorts, Kastane beige skirt, Francesca mint confetti skirt.
Tops – Madewell silk blush blouse, Cher pink sweater, Madewell pinstripe dot oxford, Madewell true love oxford, baby blue striped top, cream knit sweater, Madewell light grey long cardigan.
Coats – Zara mint blazer.
Shoes – beige oxford wingtips, white open-toe flats, colorblock canvas flats, minnetonka moccasins.
Bags – alexa-inspired satchel, Shinzi Katoh crossbody bag, Baggu mint striped eco-bag.
Scarf – Dayan Wachifield light pink scarf.

I was surprised how much color my spring closet actually has. I also feel lucky to have all 4 seasons where I live so I can enjoy so many different options & wardrobe moods. Once spring hits I suddenly begin to reject black. I never think I will, and yet every year it happens. I’m not sure if I would ever actually go with an all pastel closet, but, never say “never!”

Looking at these makes me excited to wear the clothing I already own. It reminds me of the options I have at my disposal rather than “going on the hunt” for new spring items. This year I’ve really been able to enjoy wearing some past favorites.


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8 Responses to “Capsule Wardrobe Obsessed”

  1. Willa says:

    I’m slowly liking the capsule wardrobe concept. Sometimes you just have to step back and look at what you have and what you really need in your closet. I really like your early spring one! :) Will you be making a late spring/early summer/other seasons one in the future?

    • jenny says:

      I can’t say if I will be specifically making more but most likely yes. I also want to try and continue to do seasonal posts with actual photos of what I’m wearing. It’s helped me really stay on track effortlessly.

  2. Michelle says:

    Oh my goodness, first off your drawings are absolutely adorable! I wish I had more color for Spring in my closet like you. All I have are neutrals and a splash of red or navy.

    • jenny says:

      Haha, thank you! It’s just easier to sketch out little pics than actually pull things from my closet to look at them :)

      I’m really surprised I had this much color. I mean, really it’s not a lot of pieces but it’s more than I expected :) With a little cheat like white here & there :P

  3. Miia says:

    inspiring post :)

  4. Veng says:

    Learn something new today ‘Capsule wardrobe’.
    thanks for the post :)

  5. cardiac says:

    Love it!And it reminds me of an app I love to use! It’s called stylishgirl! You will love it too!

  6. Melissa says:

    I like the idea of the capsule wardrobe, I myself my need to check my wardrobe to see what I have… though I must admit that I don’t really have something “stylish” with the upcoming pastel colors – which I absolutely love!

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