I'm still moving along with my capsule wardrobe! I am not strictly following the "rules" that I have seen set forth in various locations about capsule wardrobes. I didn't go shopping ahead of time, but pulled the pieces together from what I already own. Each month, I re-evaluate what I've been wearing a lot, what is working, and what isn't, then adding or subtracting pieces as needed. I have a core set of items that isn't changing too much, which is mostly composed of pants because I only have a few pieces that work for me. Most of the swapping occurs in the area of tops. This month, I am going to start adding some sweaters - it got cold here this weekend!
So here are my pieces for November:
- Light Chambray
- Gray 3/4 Sleeve Tee
- Black and Gray Striped Long Sleeve Tee
- Black and White Striped Tee
- Navy and White Striped French Terry 3/4 Sleeve Top
- Blue Snakeskin Print Tunic Blouse
- Green and White Gingham Button Up
- Animal Print Shell
- Polka Dot Button Down Shirt
- Purple Print Blouse
- Black Long Sleeve Tee
- Print High Low Chiffon Tunic Top
- Aqua Tie Neck Blouse
- Brown Sweater
Removed: Coral Tee, Light Blue Tee, Gray Striped Tee, 3 Plaid Shirts
I was not wearing the short-sleeve tees very much at all because it's gotten fairly cool. Also, I am in the market for a new plaid shirt in a more classic color combination. The ones I have don't match my other pieces very well.
- Black Jeans
- Gray Houndstooth Print Pants
- Blue Skinny Jeans
- Tan Dress Pants
- Olive Jeans
- Sage Khakis
- Black Dress Pants
- Maroon Khakis
- Straight Leg Jeans
- Dark Blue Pencil Skirt
- Olive Print Pencil Skirt
Removed: Black Skirt
The black skirt seemed really summery to me, so I haven't been wearing it. I switched a couple pencil skirts into rotation, and I need to make myself wear them. I can definitely see the value in picking up a couple more pairs of dress pants for work - definitely gray!
- Gray Maxi Dress
- Black Short Sleeve Dress
- Red Floral Print Dress
- Teal Short Sleeve Dress
Removed: Black and White Striped Dress
I haven't been wearing dresses at all. I like all of them, but just feel more comfortable in pants. I'd really like to wear them more, so I will leave them in.
- Rust Colored Cardigan
- Denim Jacket
- Cobalt Blazer
- Plum Cardigan
- Black Cardigan
- Dark Teal Boyfriend Cardigan
- Teal Puffy Vest
Removed: Brown Striped Cardigan, Mustard Cardigan
The mustard cardigan was actually in terrible shape, so I got rid of it. I really like the brown striped cardigan, but it didn't work well with most of the tops in this capsule, so it wasn't worn too often. I am going to be looking for a tan, camel, or mustard replacement cardigan and a neutral quilted vest, so those may be included during the month. I also may incorporate a few cardigans or sweaters that I already own especially if the weather gets cooler.
So for this month, I'm starting with 36 pieces. I removed 10 pieces and added
8 pieces. I have been wearing 20 of these pieces since September 1, so more than half of them! :)
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