Friday, 25 March 2016

Adding to my capsule wardrobe

The last few posts have been about the importance of choosing the right accessories for your wardrobe, taking personality, colour, shape, size and contrast into consideration . It is now time to add more items of clothing to my basic capsule wardrobe using the same criteria. For any new readers, my dominant colour characteristic is warm and my secondary is soft. I have dark hair and pale skin so I also need some contrast in my outfits. I have chosen neutrals of brown, sand and stone, however I love to add a dash of colour.

The pictures below show some of the tops and bottoms in my capsule wardrobe, with a couple of cardigans. Did I mention that I am vertically challenged, being only 5' and half an inch tall? My favourite outfits often feature a column of colour to make me appear taller and - even more important! - slimmer. The sand cardigan and trousers are really flattering when worn with a contrasting top, and I also love the brown cardigan and jeggings in the last picture for the same reason.





The following picture shows some of my latest purchases, which will blend beautifully with my existing capsule, as well as working well together. These tops will be perfect for early spring with my brown jeggings and sand trousers - as well as with the linen trousers and cotton skirt shown below, once it becomes a bit warmer.


Did you spot the gold trainers by the way? I love them, as they fit my casual chic style perfectly! The accent colours are red, orange and green, in keeping with the accents in my original capsule. This capsule was created for me by Maria from Looking Stylish, who has the knack of finding the perfect pieces to add to my wardrobe. You will find lots of good advice on her website, as well as examples of different capsule wardrobes.

Finally, how many outfits can I create from the clothes in my expanded capsule wardrobe? There are eleven tops and four bottoms, which gives me enough options to cover six weeks without repeating an outfit. However there are also four cardigans to add in, not forgetting my all important accessories, so that shows how versatile a capsule wardrobe can be. No reason to be bored with what may, at first glance, appear to be a limited wardrobe. This capsule is for spring, so I'll be using it in my Spring 33, which I will be writing about soon.

4 comments:

  1. Swoon... Those new additions are beautiful in their own right and are perfect for your wardrobe of warm and soft. They offer variety and stability. Love the green and rust cardigans as toppers and the variation in the T-shirts. The neutrals mix well with them. Thanks for sharing and well done. Carol S

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    1. Thanks, Carol. At last I feel that I'm getting a good mix of neutrals and colour in my wardrobe. Your comments are always appreciated.

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  2. That's a very satisfying capsule for spring. I love all the color combinations and feel like I could shop this capsule to add to my own.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. If you want any more information about any of these items (not that I'm encouraging you to shop!), just leave another comment.

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