The beauty of having a capsule wardrobe is that - in theory - everything in your wardrobe will go with everything else, enabling you to create lots of different outfits. When you make any new purchases, you should only do so if you are confident that they will go with several other items in your wardrobe. By having a well thought out, flexible capsule wardrobe, you should find that you don't get bored, even if there are fewer clothes in it, as creating new outfits will become easier.
As I already have a lot of navy items in my wardrobe, I can't afford to discard them all in favour of brown. Like most women I have a pair of navy jeans, plus a selection of navy tops and cardigans, a navy trench-coat and navy accessories. I have shown a few of them below, which will be in my autumn/winter wardrobe.
Navy can be almost as harsh as black, so I will be wearing pops of colour to brighten it up, especially near the face. The scarf show below will be ideal, and fortunately I already have a good selection of scarves in all the colours of the rainbow.
Although I chose brown as my main neutral, I discovered that olive green also flatters me. Luckily olive will work with the other colours, so I can include it in my autumn/winter wardrobe. Coral and teal will also blend nicely with my navy clothes, adding to their flexibility.
Adding in the navy tops and my navy jeans means that I now have eleven tops and three bottoms in this capsule, which gives enough options to wear a different outfit each day of the month. Don't forget that, as it gets cooler, I may add another layer, which gives me even more variety - plus those all important accessories.
In my next post I will put it all together to create my Autumn 33. For those of you who are wondering about the references to Project 333 and Autumn 33, don't worry: I will explain it all in the following post.