Monday, March 23, 2015

Outfits 48, 49, 50, and 51/59

I've got four outfits to share, since I didn't post on Friday. My April capsule has to wait until tomorrow since I didn't take photos of the clothes - and they're mostly older things from storage, so I can't use photos from the websites. I was going to take photos today, but we had to get a new furnace, and it ended up taking 7 hours to install it! Then we had a play date planned, and then it was dinner time. So, hopefully tomorrow will be the day. 

But I can tell you that I decided to pick 20 spring items to mix with my winter clothes. Today was warm and sunny; Wednesday the high is predicted to be in the 40s and it might snow. I learned from my fall capsule that the transitional months here can be a problem when I'm dressing with a capsule wardrobe. There will likely be a huge variety of temperatures and weather conditions. September was tough since I didn't include many warm weather clothes, and there were lots of hot days. April will probably have some days that are 80 degrees and a big snow. It will be great to have clothes that are appropriate for whatever happens.

Instead of suddenly switching wardrobes on April 1st, I think this plan will work better for me: transition from winter to spring more gradually, using both wardrobes for approximately the month of April. When it seems like the warmer weather is sticking, I'll pack up my winter clothes and add the rest of my spring ones. How are you handling the transitional months?

Here are some outfits:



48/59: Snake top, boyfriend cardigan, straight-legged jeans, chevron Vans. 




49/59: White t-shirt, ivory cardigan, red skirt, leggings, fringey boots.


  

50/59: Navy top, boyfriend jeans, Vans Sk8-his. I'm thinking about shortening this top since it looks so lumpy when it lays over my pants' waistline, belt loops, fly, and pockets. If it's shorter, I can wear a regular-length tank top or camisole underneath to smooth the lumpiness. In the second photo, I just folded it under to see if I like the shorter length. I think it will work. I am very interested in trying the reader-suggested idea of ruching the sides. That would shorten it, and also create intentional gathers that should completely remove the problem of wanting it to look smooth and flat. Now, I just need to practice ruching!

                      

51/59: Desert t-shirt, black and white cardigan, boyfriend jeans, Vans Sk8-his. 

Only eight more days in this month and with this capsule wardrobe! It feels pretty fun to get to have a whole new wardrobe every season, even though most of the clothes are coming from storage. That's the way I like to move toward minimalism, you guys. It doesn't feel like deprivation at all.

2 comments:

  1. I've never made a comment that was actually helpful before, so it's cool that you liked the ruching idea! It's interesting how shortening that navy top made your legs longer. Keeping a double closet is an excellent way to take the idea of capsules and make it work for your life and your weather!

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  2. I've never made a comment that was actually helpful before, so it's cool that you liked the ruching idea! It's interesting how shortening that navy top made your legs longer. Keeping a double closet is an excellent way to take the idea of capsules and make it work for your life and your weather!

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