Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Month of Outfits for Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe, Part 2

Save Money by Starting Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe w/ What You Already Have...

In the first post in this series, I suggested looking for love in your closet. If you can identify just a few basic pieces that you absolutely adore, they can form the foundation for your fall wardrobe.

What I did was identify the pants first: an olive green pair, a chocolate brown pair and a camel pair. Then, the tiger lily skirt, tank maxi dress and brown dress. As carryover from summer, I had a few tank tops (brown, green and coral) and a few cardigans: an ivy green one, a brown lace one, and coral one. So three of just about everything!

How many of each do you have?

Choose Your Favorite Colors & Add Them to Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe...

I decided that since my favorite colors were burnt orange, red orange and brown, that most of what I would add would be in those colors. But I also wanted to experiment with yellow, and chose a few things in the honey bee color from Coldwater Creek.

My goal was to add several more cardigans and some long-sleeved shirts. But our fall weather here takes a long time to settle in, so I also chose some tank tops in warm colors for the weeks when the calendar might say fall but the temps wouldn't.

How Big a Fall Capsule Wardrobe Do You Need? ...

In all, I added four cardigans, one duster, four 3/4 or long-sleeved pullover shirts and three tank tops. My colors were burnt umber, ember, red ochre, dark brown, burnt orange and green.

I also added a dark brown corduroy jacket, and a camel pair of corduroy pants to have in reserve for when it starts to get colder. I have my eye on a long-sleeved russet sweater dress from J. Jill for cold weather but haven't purchased it yet.

I know they will all fit in well with what I already have! I added 14 or 15 pieces to the 12 pieces I already had. That might be a little more than I need but keep in mind that many of those pieces will be used for winter, too.

What have you begun to add to your fall capsule wardrobe? How many do you think you will need?

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Linda Z said...

Sounds like you really streamline your wardrobe... so great. Yellow looks so pretty on you! :)

Jeanine Byers Hoag said...

Oh thanks, Linda!! Yes, I am trying to streamline it so that I love everything in it. And yellow and I are getting to know one another again after a long time apart :).

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