{Living intentionally} Capsule wardrobes – part 3

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Part 1 and Part 2

Let me give you some capsule wardrobe feedback from (our) summer.

I have very little I can wear to work at the moment for a few reasons:

1. My workplace is exceptionally cold. So much so I gave in and bought a black flow-y shawl-type thing that I leave at the office permanently (except to be laundered every so often). I survive the cold for about 30 minutes in the mornings before I have to put on the shawl. So it really doesn’t matter what I wear… all people see is this black top.

This also means I haven’t worn any of my nice summer jackets that I’d normally wear. Except when I’m out seeing clients.

Before you helpfully tell me to report it and sort out the aircon, let me add that I’ve done it all. ALL. The aircon guy has yet to avoid me when he spots me… but we’re fast getting there.

2. I’ve only been wearing pants due to the cold. The pants started looking a little… old… but in true female fashion, I really don’t want to buy more pants til I lose another 2 kg πŸ™‚

All this means is that I’ve been super bored with my wardrobe. I only have about 5 – 6 suitable (based on the cold office) things in rotation.

Thank goodness we have Casual Fridays!

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As for casual clothes, I seem to be in a grey/ yellow/ blue and coral/ blue phase at the moment, and I’m going with that.

I returned a few things I bought that were outside the colour scheme because when tags are still attached to clothes two months later, clearly you’re not into them…

I have plenty casual clothes still… so I’m very actively employing my method of decluttering madness, which is … every time I wear something and it irritates me, out it goes πŸ™‚

So that’s where I’m at with this capsule thing for summer – mostly bored but enjoying weekend dressing!

The weather is getting delightfully nippy in the mornings so we’re fully in autumn now.

I’ll keep track of the clothes I wear for the cold weather (outside and inside), and post another update in a month or so.

Now tell me, have you tried using a capsule wardrobe? How’s it working for you?

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  1. I have one for summer. I actually found it easy – I don’t buy something unless I truly love it with my whole heart. I have my overweight body to thank for this – I think this will change once I am on goal weight.
    I have 5 black pants for work. Approximately 12 tops. 3 pairs of work shoes. 3 pairs of jeans. Another 5 casual/weekend tops. Two dresses. 3 pairs flip flops. Two pairs of sandals. One pair of closed shoes. LOADS of accessories and nail polishes. I didn’t minimise the accessories or nail things much because that’s what I use to jazz up the outfits. Most of my things are black – or plain colours.

    I need to get started on Autumn/Winter stuff.

    • Marcia Francois says

      Julia, I think that’s the key – to only buy what you truly love, and then you will wear it. I counted and that’s 36. WOW – rockstar capsuler πŸ™‚

  2. I should create one for autumn though my wardrobe is BLACK with a dash of grey and some colours πŸ™‚

    I wear suits most of the time and usually black. I have one red and I just got one charcoal grey and I mix and match. So my capsule will be very boring

    That’s a lovely picture With the pop of yellow
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    • Marcia Francois says

      Your wardrobe is mostly black πŸ™‚ Where did you buy your charcoal grey suit? I need one for winter! I think you need some scarves to pep up all the black!

  3. I never got to really do a capsule wardrobe for winter, but I did clean out my closet and only had in it what I would wear. That helped immensely. Now that we are getting into spring here, I’m thinking about seriously looking at designing a capsule wardrobe for spring and summer.
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