Capsule Wardrobe: Part 2

Ok, so I think I have FINALLY finished creating my capsule wardrobe for Fall 2017!  I have to admit, this was probably the hardest one I’ve ever created!  I just couldn’t decide what direction to go in with some of my pieces.  Additionally, I found a few really fun items that just didn’t incorporate well, so I had to make some hard decisions about what to include and what to pass on.

There are so many beautiful colours coming out this season, it was also hard to choose a colour palette to work around. I found myself drawn to lots of florals, pinks, taupes, and denim.  I think I was able to create a cohesive, functional, and stylish capsule for this season, although I still have a couple of items to find – mainly footwear.  There are also a few things I’m still a little on the fence about, such as the inclusion of a navy floral kimono, which will work great in September, but might not be practical for a good chunk of the season.  So, we will see if I end up needing to swap something out in this first week or two.

The other thing that I think made it more difficult this time around than usual, is that I’m still sort of in “summer mode” because I’m on maternity leave.  Normally I would be back at work in the fall, and so my wardrobe would look decidedly more “professional”.  It’s been fun choosing pieces for a more casual season in life, but I had to keep reminding myself that I shouldn’t put really summery pieces into my fall wardrobe (aside from that kimono, lol) … because in a couple of weeks, they probably won’t work anymore.  Although in Saskatchewan, you never know what you’re going to get weather-wise.  😉

I ended up mixing things up a bit in each category of clothing as well, and went with the following, for a total of 40 items:

Bottoms:  7

Dresses/Rompers:  4

Jackets: 4

Tees/Tops:  13

Sweaters/Wraps/Kimonos: 6

Footwear:  6

There are a few pieces in my “maybe” bin, which might be held over for another season – but I’m happy to say, there is also a decent pile of clothes that I’ll be passing along as well! I was able to incorporate a lot of items I already had, and only ended up purchasing a few new things for the season.  Not to mention that my closet and bedroom area are so organized right now!! (We’ll see how long that lasts!)  😉

If you’re interested, check out my instagram account and insta-story for a few up-close peeks at some of the items I choose for this season.

If you’ve decided to create a capsule wardrobe this season I’d love to hear how it’s going and what you’ve decided to incorporate!  Happy styling!


 

Items in wardrobe listed by category with links provided when possible:

Bottoms:

Deconstructed Boyfriend Jean (Gap Factory Outlet); Black Sculpt Skinny Jeans (Banana Republic Factory Outlet); Dark Skinny Jean (Banana Republic Factory Outlet); Destructed Girlfriend Jean (Banana Republic Factory Outlet); Wunder Under Black Leggings (LuluLemon Athletica); Los Feliz Pant in Tuscan Olive (Aritzia)

Dresses:

Black Sleeveless Jumpsuit (Link N/A – Comparable found at Arizia); Floral Midi Wrap Dress (Gap); Navy Tie-Waist Dress with Embroidery (Gap – Comparable found at Gap); Black and White Striped Tee-Shirt Dress (Comparable at Gap)

Jackets:

Denim Jacket (Comparable found at Gap); Green Army Jacket (Comparable at H&M); Navy Blazer (Comparable found at Gap)

Tees/Tops: 

Community Blouse (Comparable found at Aritzia); Floral Short-Sleeved Blouse (Dynamite); Lace Bell-Sleeve Top (Comparable at Gap); Babaton Tee in White and Black (Aritzia); Drapey Plaid Boyfriend Shirt (Banana Republic Factory); Button Cami in Gold Yellow (Gap Factory); Black Cami (Comparable at Banana Republic Factory); Denim Button-Up Shirt (Comparable at Gap); Ruffle Sleeve Tee in Forest Green (Banana Republic Factory); Prairie Bones Unisex Tee (Hardpressed); Malik Off-the-Shoulder Blouse in Black (Aritzia); Grey high-low textured Tee (Aritzia – No Link/Comparable)

Sweaters/Wraps:

Babaton Plutarch Sweater (Aritzia); Babaton Chalmers Sweater (Aritzia); Grey Marled Cardigan (Comparable at Gap); Pointelle Boat-Neck Sweater (Gap); Pink Cardigan (Comparable at Aritzia); Blanket Cardigan (Comparable at Aritzia); Floral Kimono (Comparable at CharlotteRusse)

Footwear:

Cognac Booties (Comparable at Coach); Black Suede Booties (Comparable at Call It Spring); Steve Madden Flats (Town Shoes); Adidas Stan Smith White Runners (Aritzia)

 

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