Fall 2015 Capsule Wardrobe

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Okay, it is almost that time again, so we enter the planning stages for the upcoming fall season. ( yay PSL is in the horizon)!!! Fall in TX tends to be somewhat tricky, days are warmer and evenings chilly.  I really define my “outside of work” life into 3 distinct buckets, which I have mentioned before… Everyday wear, Day Outings and Date Nights.

For everyday wear, I wanted casual and comfortable clothing.  I want clothing that breaths and wears well, in addition to being able to layer.  A few soft tees in autumn themed colors are always a safe bet ( J Crew).  I look for longer tees and always size up so I can pair with leggings and get some level of bum coverage.  Grey and stripes are a must for every season in my book as well ( Banana Republic).  I love my neutrals!

Longer light weight sweaters, cocoon wraps and puffer vests ( J Crew Factory) help with layering and for the chillier days a light weight parka ( Banana Republic) in a warm olive tone.  For bottoms, I really keep it simple with jeans ( Paige ) and Leggings (Target). For shoes it is always best to stay neutral and invest in high quality and comfortable pieces.  Flats ( Tory Burch, DSW) are a must rain boots ( Hunter) and a bootie ( J Crew) made my list. Lastly, my go tote style purses.

For Day Outings, I like to keep my options no fuss but a little more presentable and polished, yet still practical and comfortable.  The Blazer ( Banana Republic) , I love!!! I use it, as well as the navy cardigan for layering.  In addition a classic white tee and a navy tee with some type of famine detailing, helps just make things come together.  Jeans are obviously a must, but also wanted to throw in a sweater vest and I am loving the emerald green!! Shoes are simple for me, the riding boot (Tory Burch) or a knock out suede pump( J Crew).  Toss in a pop of color with the mini wristlets in ruby and we are set for lunch with the ladies, day shopping, etc.

I love me some quality Date Nights, but let’s get real, we are not the fine dining type.  We are a dinner and home by 10pm type, or a midnight movie type.  BUT, I like the option to somewhat change up the look. Colors and comfort are similar, but just a little change in fabric and cure.  I tend to go for silk blend blouses. They just feel sexier. My husband like heels so these two bring something a little unique to the table.   The deep red, pointy toe or the chunky block heel pump(J Crew).  However, I always reserve a pair of flats for date night too… Sometimes heels just aren’t happening in this house! ( Leopard flats, Target). A tiny purse(Tory Burch) feels more feminine as well, so I try to ditch the totes.

There you have it, 1 season with 36 pieces. Time for purchases this month, to be ready for September!

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Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Progress

It is still 80 degrees here in TX, so I still have about 2-3 weeks to finalize my purchases.  I will say, when I started this I was expecting fun, but it is a little stressful.  However, what I’ve learned from my make up capsule is once it’s done, then it is done.  I have not purchased any beauty products, thought about it or stressed about making a decision for almost a month and it is liberating.  I am hoping my fall/winter clothing capsule will be similar.  Okay here is what I have so far (purchases only)…

 

So, what I have learned through shopping, I like comfort and casual clothing.  While I am attracted to the more glamorous textures in photos, I prefer high quality basics in real life.  More to come as I finalize it.  I am not even 30% to budget yet which is exciting !!!

Sources:

*Puffer Jacket – Gap

*Basic Tee- Banana Republic

*Puffer Vest- J Crew Factory

*Thermal Tee- Aritzia