Recap on my Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Friday, September 16, 2016


If you regularly visit my blog, you will know that I did a capsule wardrobe over the summer. I wanted to do a little recap about my experience, because I think I learned a few things about my dressing habits that I hadn't known.

1.  I wear the same shoes all the time, and never get tired of them.  I like having a lot of pairs of shoes, but I tend to go back to the same ones over and over again.  I could probably own 6 pairs of shoes for the rest of my life and never look back.  I don't think I ever missed a pair of shoes that I left in storage.

2.  A good pair of jeans goes a long way.  In preparation for my capsule, I bought 2 pairs of Madewell jeans from ThredUp.  I don't know if they are the most amazing pair of jeans I have ever own, but I really like them.  They fit well, they are comfortable, and the high waisted pair is great for mom life.

3.  Although I like to wear the same few shirts over and over again, I like having a decent variety to choose from, because I do step outside the box pretty often.  I was surprised at how often I wished I had more shirt choices.  I did have a few shirts that I was always thrilled to wear, but some of them I wore a lot because I didn't have any other options.

As a subpoint to this one, layering is key to making a capsule wardrobe interesting enough.  I think I would have done better had I done a fall or winter capsule instead of a summer one.  I ended up just wearing a lot of cute light tops, so I didn't get too hot.

4.  I also wished I had brought more skirts and dresses.  I brought two skirts and two dresses, and that really wasn't enough.  I do wear a skirt to church every week though, so if your lifestyle doesn't involve a weekly reason to dress up, you probably don't need more than two of each.

5.  I like pattern.  I had picked a lot of neutrals and a few solid colors, and I was surprised at how much I missed layering, and patterns.  If I did another capsule, I would pick more textured items, and more patterns.

Overall, I am glad I did one.  It was a good experience, and this summer was the perfect opportunity to try it out.  That being said, I don't know that I will do one again.  I will probably keep my clothing options smallish, and continue to rotate my clothing out with the season changes (I get to do that in a few weeks when the weather changes, and I can't wait!!!).

I am a little disappointed that I didn't like it more (I guess I feel like I should have loved it), and wonder if I should try it again now that it will start cooling off in the next month.  But, knowing me, I probably won't.

Did you do a capsule wardrobe this year?  Have you considered doing one?  I would love to hear your thoughts!



2 comments

  1. I think i wouldn't be confortable with the idea of limit my dress options. Although, i have only a few items as i recently donate what a haven't used for a while and what doesn't fit me anymore. It is lik i went minimalist with my clothes without planning it. I love your style in the first picture!

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  2. I think i wouldn't be confortable with the idea of limit my dress options. Although, i have only a few items as i recently donate what a haven't used for a while and what doesn't fit me anymore. It is lik i went minimalist with my clothes without planning it. I love your style in the first picture!

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