Hi peeps. As I've been posting pics recently I realised that a capsule wardrobe was evolving.
So I did a little recap on what I've worn for the past weeks.
I went all Left Bank wearing top to toe black.
I went quite pure in winter white. And black.
Ivory and black found a perfect union in a stripey cardi.
I became quite monochromatic at one stage.
Then black joined with taupe.
Taupe then went and had some fun with grey.
Taupe fooled around with some brown too.
And there was a lot of grey. I had a bit of a greyscape going on for a while.
Grey was lifted by Ivory and then my needle seemed to be stuck there for a while.
Needs must - on cold days the ivory and grey Sarah Lund jumper got rolled out.
And very occasionally, some colour burst through. Royal blue and mauve. Both worn once.
Ignoring these two random colours, I realised a little capsule had evolved, effortlessly, with these
18 items and I could get so many more outfits from this suite of pieces.
I exclude outerwear, footwear and scarves - bloggers always seem to exclude those and it makes the numbers look so much better, so I'm sticking to that golden blogger's capsule rule.
So, retrospectively, I give you my 18 piece capsule for late winter.
Ok, it's heavily knitwear-biaised but knitwear suits my lifestyle and my preference right now.
And if I add the royal blue and mauve tops, I'm only at 20 items, and those would mix and match so well. I could have so much fun making up more outfits. But you may get a little bored ...
A year ago I took up an 18 piece capsule challenge. But in this recap I've realised that realistically, 18 -20 pieces is what seems to come naturally. I don't find capsules restrictive or formulaic, they can come about on autopilot. It's how one dresses instinctively. In my view. With hindsight.
Have you looked back on what you've worn lately? If not, do you think that instinctively you too may just have kept to a naturally evolving capsule?
And now I have to put together a travel capsule. An IRL capsule for a trip to the mainland.
One that has to fit into a little carry-on. I will take inspiration from this post. Wish me luck!