Spring ’17 (Capsule 13)

My Spring 2017 Capsule – September to November

This is Capsule 13, for Spring 2017. I love dressing from a Capsule, and can’t imagine organising my wardrobe in any other way.

The Capsule

Dressing with 33 items or fewer

Jackets, Cardigans, Hoodies

  1. Black leather jacket 3+ years old
  2. Black hoodie 1 year old
  3. Blue hoodie merino 1 year old
  4. Levis denim jacket 2+ years old
  5. New black puffer jacket (my daughter inherited my 5+ years old one!)
  6. T-shirts, tops and blouses

  7. T-shirt turquoise merino 1 year old
  8. T-shirt baggy blue merino 1 year old
  9. T-shirt teal 3/4 sleeve merino 1 year old
  10. T-shirt black 3/4 sleeve merino 1 year old
  11. Top blue merino half-zip 1 year old
  12. Black long sleeve merino new
  13. Turquoise long sleeve merino new
  14. Dresses

  15. Blue corset front dress 2+ years old
  16. Fresh floral dress 2+ years old
  17. Folk dance dress with sleeves 2+ years old
  18. Blue periwinkle swing dress 2+ years old
  19. Blue denim swing dress 1 2+ years old
  20. Blue denim swing dress 2 2+ years old
  21. Bottoms

  22. Denim jeans new this year
  23. Denim jeans new this year
  24. Shoes

  25. Black ankle boots 2+ years old
  26. Black ballet flats 2+ years old
  27. Black sneakers this year
  28. Black and blue sneakers new
  29. Accessories – bags, belts, scarves

  30. Black belt 4+ years old
  31. Blue merino scarf new
  32. Turquoise merino scarf new
  33. Leopard print scarf new
  34. Blue beanie new
  35. Merino hand mitts 1 year old
  36. Black sunglasses 3+ years old
  37. Coral bangle (antique) secondhand
  38. Yellow bakelite bangle (antique) secondhand

Sportswear capsule

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 3+ years old
2. 3/4 length gym pants black 2 3+ years old
3. Black tank with shelf bra 1 2+ years old
4. Black tank with shelf bra 2 2+ years old
5. Mesh hoodie with pink zip 2+ years old
6. Black beach swimsuit 2+ years old
7. Gym bag pink and black 4+ years old
8. Black walking shoes 2+ years old


I made some mistakes last season. I bought a couple of t-shirts at a very trendy place, trying out a grey and a maroon. Neither suited me. I don’t know who they’ll suit but they don’t suit me. I knew that I have to be very careful with color, sticking with strong brights, but I wanted to experiment. It wasn’t a good idea in retrospect.

I’ll pass them on to my daughter, who is growing fast. They’ll be a bit big for her, but that’s okay, because they’ll probably suit her. She can wear them around the house and they’ll be fine. But they don’t suit me.

I haven’t worn my sportswear capsule at all over winter. I’ve been so busy renovating the house and moving, and as a result have had no time for exercise. I need to get back into fitness again. Now I’m living so central to everything, it should be easy 🙂