My Autumn 2017 Capsule – March to May
Autumn is on its way. Time to redo my capsule wardrobe – and I can’t believe it’s Capsule 11!
Dressing with 33 items or fewer
Jackets and Cardigans
- Levis denim jacket (5)
- Black leather jacket (6)
- Grey soft hoodie (9)
- Blue hoodie merino
- Denim jeans (8)
- Denim jeans (6)
- Black leggings
- Black leggings
- T-shirt turquoise merino
- T-shirt baggy blue merino
- T-shirt teal 3/4 sleeve merino
- T-shirt black 3/4 sleeve merino
- Top blue merino half-zip
- T-shirt mint cowl neck merino
- Shirt yellow floral
- Denim dress casual
- Long blue floral print dress casual
- Denim dress casual 2
- Blue corset front dress
- Fresh floral dress
- Folk dance dress with sleeves
- Blue periwinkle swing dress
- Black belt
- Black sunglasses
- Blue butterfly handbag
- Black ankle boots
- Black ballet flats
- Brown walking sandals (Teva)
- Black jandals
- Coral bangle (antique)
- Yellow bakelite bangle (antique)
T-shirts, tops and blouses
Accessories – shoes, bags, belts, scarves
Sportwear is counted as separate and is not worn for anything except exercise.
I’ve settled on a Sportswear Capsule of 10 items or less.
1. 3/4 length gym pants black 1
2. 3/4 length gym pants black 2
3. Black tank with shelf bra 1
4. Black tank with shelf bra 2
5. Mesh hoodie with pink zip
6. Black beach swimsuit
7. Gym bag pink and black
8. Black sneakers
9. Black walking shoes
My Capsule is pretty much a uniform these days. I choose a pair of jeans, whack on a t-shirt, and I’m done.
I love my collection of dresses, and have had a LOT of wear out of them. They’re great for going out with friends – I just pop one on, and I’m done. If I feel casual, I wear a denim jacket over the top. If I want to dress up a bit, I wear my leather jacket.
I have bought a couple of new items on order, which haven’t arrived yet, for our trip to Europe this year – a very casual maxi dress, and a couple of sleeveless tops. I’ll add them to the Capsule (and remove items if necessary) when they arrive.
I also bought some new walking sandals for the trip, and a new wallet, as mine was really grotty and several years old. My ballet flats are on their way out too, but I’m hoping they’ll last the trip, and if I need to throw them out while I’m in Europe, I’ll do so.
I’m aware I’ll need new jeans soon. One of my pair of jeans is shot and needs replacing regardless, but both pair are way too big now, as I’ve lost so much weight (thanks to ADF!). I’ll keep wearing them until I really can’t cope any more, then buy smaller sized jeans. Yes, I’m cheap! 😉
I love dressing to a Capsule. Not having to worry about fashion makes life so much easier, and I love having nicer clothes to wear.
In cost per wear this Capsule period, the items I’ve had the most use from have been: my jeans, my belt, my grey hoodie, my denim dress, my denim jacket, my handbag and wallet, and my ballet flats.
The items I’ve had the least value from have been: my folk dance dress, my blue maxi dress, my blue corset front dress, my yellow floral shirt and my leather jacket.