Capsule Wardrobe Experiment
This month, I’ve decided to try something a bit different. I’m challenging myself to create a ten-piece capsule wardrobe that will yield thirty different looks that I’ll be sharing over the next month(ish). Now, because I don’t post daily, I’ll be allowing myself more than a month for this (hence the squishy time limit) and I’ll also be showing a few double-ups (more than one outfit per post), with both Anne and Willow.
Usually when you set up a capsule wardrobe, you want to be careful—you have very few pieces to work with, and each piece has to work with everything else. However, because I’m not the only participant in this project, I picked six pieces, and my volunteer models picked the other four – what was I thinking?!
Am I crazy?
I think I just might be…
Some of the pieces I selected (above) were easy choices. I started with my tied-for-favorite jeans, they fit like an absolute dream and I can’t imagine not including them. I then selected three basic, print-free tops, a cardigan, and after a lot of back-and-forth, opted for a white pencil skirt rather than a second pair of jeans or leggings. I’m a bit nervous about that, to be honest, but we’ll see how it works out in the end.
My volunteer model, Anne, describes her fashion sense as being “all about free love, baby”—unlike yours truly, who only dabbles, she’s fully embraced her bohemian style and she completely owns it. In fact, I did a blog post where we winterized one of her summer looks so she could survive the Danish winter in a maxi dress.
In all honesty, I can’t say I was surprised at her two picks (above). She gravitated toward my most colorful, loudest, printed pieces, even though they’re both home-made.
Willow is the polar opposite, and describes her fashion sense as “a mix of Danish and Parisian”—she prefers muted tones, minimalism, and dark colors, but loves convenient pieces that are useful, easy to wear, season-less, and chic.
For her two pieces (below) she chose my houndstooth slacks for a professional, polished series of looks, and a pair of basic, black leggings, “because you’d be crazy not to have a pair in the capsule”.
She’s not wrong, though I was surprised she didn’t go for a blazer or a pair of black slacks as her secondary piece. Still, my hands are metaphorically tied, this was the price for being a volunteer model.
In keeping with the spirit of the challenge, we also decided we’d limit our accessories. Because there will be up to three of us in some of the posts, we decided we needed at least five of everything. Five pairs of shoes, five bags, five pieces of jewelry, and five scarves/hats.
Here’s where we landed:
This should be interesting!
We’ll have the first outfit posts up soon, hope to see you then :) Thanks for stopping by.