Friday, March 31, 2017

#OutfitInspo: Capsule Wardrobe Outfits 8-14

Hey everyone!

I'm back! I needed a break from the internet. I was spending more time with my laptop then with my friends and family, and I knew that was crazy! So I stepped away for a bit...except for Polyvore, because that site is kinda addictive 😝

Anyway, now that my hiatus is over, I wanted to share the remaining outfits from my 14 day, 14 piece capsule wardrobe challenge. 

Outfit #8

Outfit #9
Outfit #10

Outfit #11

Outfit #12

Outfit #13

Outfit #14

Lessons Learned:
1) The pieces in my capsule got a lot of use...
Which is great, because there were some pieces that often sat unused in my closet on most days (like the pink jogger-type pants). Putting them in this capsule wardrobe forced me to wear them and get comfortable with styling them.

2) ...But I ended up neglecting many other pieces. 
Of course, this was the nature of the challenge, as I had to stick to a limited wardrobe, but it is a perfect example of what happens in everyday life. I think rotating through different pieces in my closet 2 weeks at a time will help me avoid neglecting half of my wardrobe.

3) I have everything I need to get dressed, both in professional and casual settings.
Which is hard to admit because I like to shop...but its a very important realization, because 1) I'm broke and in need of a spending moratorium, and 2) you have to wonder, why continue to add to a wardrobe that already has everything it needs? 

I've given a lot of thought to the 5-piece French Wardrobe idea, and I like the thought of this type of wardrobe. I have tons of basic, neutral pieces, but I also have a lot of accent pieces, and accent pieces comprise most of my impulse buys. So if I limit my impulse buys to 5 a season, then I can force myself to really think hard about what I am spending money on while also soothing that craving for new clothes.

So tell me, have you guys tried any capsule wardrobe challenges? Share your experiences in the comments section!

Related Posts: Intro to the Capsule, First seven outfits, French capsule wardrobe

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