My Autumn '17 Capsule

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I decided to build my capsule wardrobe in a slightly different way this season. Instead of sitting down and picking out all 36 items in one sitting, I allowed it to develop naturally. At the start of October I simply looked in my wardrobe each morning and picked out an outfit that I wanted to wear. By the end of the week I'd got the basics of the capsule sorted - jeans, green skirt (obviously), jumpers, denim jacket, long sleeved stripey t-shirt, lace motif t-shirt, and gingham dress.


I knew I'd need coats, so I added my grey coat, my wax jacket, and a long grey cardy that acts as a coat (not a coatigan, that's not a real word!!).

I met up with Sophie for our annual autumn charity shop rummage and found a gingham shirt, which of course was added to the capsule. When I buy something new, or new to me, I have an irresistible urge to wear it as soon as humanly possible. I also felt the need to add recent purchases of a vaguely Christmassy jumper and heart print shirt.

Since then I've added some colour in the form of a red dress, pink t-shirt, and burgundy heart print shirt. My newly dyed yellow maxi added a bit of an autumnal hue. It's become a wardrobe staple, it's been in very capsule since last summer.

The rest fell into place over the next week.

I have to admit I've been mostly been living in jeans, it happens every autumn when the sun goes in, my jeans come out and I feel like I've gone into hibernation. I've only worn my green skirt a few times since the summer ended. Last time I wore it, I tripped whilst taking it off (I have no idea how I managed that), and tore the fabric around the zip. I think I can mend it, I just need to buy some thread in the right colour.

Are you enjoying autumn so far?

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8 comments

  1. I hope you manage to fix the famous green skirt. You did a brilliant job with those jeans during the Summer.
    You have to wear your latest purchase immediately, it's a sign you love it. xxx

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    1. I have the green thread, now I just need to pluck up the courage to start mending.
      I do find that if I don't wear something soon after purchase it gets forgotten...
      xx

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  2. Your Autumn capsule looks very interesting and diverse. I'm sure you'll get great pleasure out of it. Good to see the green skirt is in it, but then I read about the tear ... Hope you'll be able to fix it so that you can get many more wears out of it! xxx

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    1. I hope I can fix it too! I have a plan, I just hope I can execute it as well as I'd like.
      xx

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  3. I really enjoy your capsule posts, am on holiday in costa rica at the mo and plan to do one myself on return for a travelling light wardrobe, how do you take your pics on white background if you dont mind me asking

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    1. Thank you.
      I Costa Rica is wonderful! It was putting together a capsule for a weekend away that finally convinced me to give capsules a go. I've been doing it for two years now.
      I don't take my pics on a white background, I draw a path around them in Photoshop and remove the background that way.

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    2. Thanks will give it a try when do my next post ☺

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    3. Thanks will give it a try when do my next post ☺

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