Even in sunny Spain it's a lot colder during the winter months, so I rarely wear dresses or skirts at this time of the year. I've included four neutral bottoms in my winter capsule: grey trousers, navy denims, chocolate jeggings and sand trousers.
To create a column of colour (to help me look taller and slimmer!) I have included a navy cardigan, grey jacket, navy and grey jacket, brown cardigan and sand cardigan. I can't resist a bit of colour though, so you will also see a red cardigan, an olive one and my hero cardigan, which is shown in the last picture.
Now to a selection of tops to go with the bottoms. This is where I break away from the neutrals and have a bit of fun with my winter capsule. True there is a chocolate brown top, however the lace sleeves add some interest, and the olive top has sequins round the neckline, but as you can see I've also included blue, purple, red, lime, teal and orange. You may spot some striped tops too: I never can resist a striped top!
I like to show off my mathematical skills, so I've calculated that there are 16 tops and 4 bottoms in the capsule, which gives 64 different combinations. Don't forget that there are eight cardigans and jackets, so this increases the possible permutations, although admittedly not every top, bottom and jacket goes together. It's clear though that I can wear a different top every day over a two week period, so there's no need to become bored with my capsule. Remember that I can use those all important accessories to add even more variety to my wardrobe.
Talking about maths, there are only 32 items shown here: this allows me to introduce a dress if we're invited somewhere smart or a wildcard in case I find something special in the January sales! Finally, two puffer jackets, a burgundy coat and my new copper trench are shown below: these should cover me for all types of weather and all occasions.
If any of you have been thinking about having a clear out of your wardrobe and/or building a capsule wardrobe that will give you plenty of variety, why not start it now? Click on this link to find out more about Project 333. I should admit here that I do bend the rules, as I don't include accessories, jewellery or shoes in my 33 items, but trust me: my wardrobe is definitely a lot less cluttered and more organised than it was before I started Project 333!