Friday, October 23, 2015

Project 333 October Capsule Wardrobe: Week 3 of 4

After 3 weeks I'm at a total of 36 clothing items plus 10 pieces of jewelry.

So what did I add?

This outfit: Orange bow blouse, olive cardigan, pewter/stone earrings

I also added a print scarf, necklace, berry shell that matches a cardigan, ivory lace short sleeve top, and dark wash jeans.

Since we spent 3 days of this in NYC I took some warmer clothes along but they aren't included as they were vacation specific (down jacket, gloves and headband).

My capsule needs to fit not only my style and the weather, but also how I spend my time. I estimate that it breaks out this way:
- 70% at home or running errands so comfy casual
- 20% having lunch, dinner or coffee out, attending meetings, etc. so smart casual
- 10% working out, doing yard work, etc.

My capsule doesn't include the last 10% and I'm trying to upgrade my definition of comfy casual and smart casual to be more dressed up as it is so easy to slide into frumpiness when not heading to work!

Here's the capsule to date:

Clothing (36)
- Medium wash jeans - boot cut
- Medium wash jeans - slim
- Dark wash jeans - slim
- Black jeans - slim
- Tangerine jeans
- Olive slacks
- Black chinos
- Orange short sleeve tie blouse
- Red with ivory print boho-ish 3/4 sleeve knit top
- Yellow embellished tank
- Blue V-neck 3/4 sleeve knit top
- Berry shell
- Berry/ivory stripe 3/4 sleeve knit top
- Ivory lace short sleeve top
- Sand 3/4 sleeve knit top
- Gray V-neck 3/4 sleeve knit top
- Gray ruffle scoop neck short sleeve knit top
- Dark gray embellished neck 3/4 sleeve knit top
- Black sweetheart neck 3/4 sleeve knit top
- Berry long sleeve cardigan
- Orangey red 3/4 sleeve cardigan
- Stone 3/4 sleeve cardigan
- Olive 3/4 sleeve open front cardigan
- Black long sleeve cardigan
- Army green cargo jacket
- Wheat loafers
- Navy loafers
- Black loafers
- Walking shoes
- Tan belt
- Navy belt
- Black belt
- Stone purse
- Black cross-body purse
- Wine scarf
- Elephant print scarf

I am still on the fence about whether to keep the tangerine jeans. I'll try wearing them some more before I decide.

That makes 7 bottoms, 12 tops, 5 cardigans, 1 coat, 4 pairs of shoes, 3 belts, 2 purses, and 2 scarves so far. I'm not counting jewelry in my capsule, but have worn 6 necklaces, 2 pairs of earrings and 2 bracelets to date.




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  2. You are an inspiration...I must do this! I need exactly the same type of wardrobe. I have slipped into comfy-frumpy most of the time :(

    1. Thank you so much. Your comment really made me feel happy.

  3. Love the outfit on you! Not frumpy, not over-dressed...just right!