My 25 item Spring Capsule

I’ve been enjoying developing capsules for the different seasons, and for Spring 2022, I’m focusing on 25 items. I really wanted it to be 22 but alas. At the last minute I also threw in my white bag that goes so well with my hair.

Limiting myself keeps me from getting overwhelmed with decision fatigue and I’m more creative with my outfits. I usually add a few new pieces each season but also incorporate some things that I haven’t been wearing to see if they deserve a place in my closet or if I should pass them on to someone else. This time it’s the lilac pink skirt.

It helps if most everything works together although sometimes it’s fun to throw a wild card in there. By the time summer rolls around I can regroup and come up with a new capsule by shopping my closet.

My neutrals are navy, denim, and white and my colors are various tints of magenta, pink and lilac.

5 Tops: 1 tank, 1 graphic tee, 1 blouse, 1 chambray shirt, 1 hoodie

4 Bottoms: 1 skirt 1 light wash jeans, 1 dark wash jeans, 1 white jeans (may need to add one more here)

1 dress

3 Third Pieces: 2 moto jackets, same chambray shirt

4 Shoes: 2 combat boots, 1 sneaker, 1 sandal

4 Bags: 1 tote, 3 shoulder bags

Accessories: 2 earrings, 2 bracelets, 1 scarf

 I may add something else as time goes on since I have a Memorial to attend in May. This is the first time I’ve limited myself this much so wish me luck! Do you do seasonal capsules?


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New Style Name and Words

I put together all the words you used and a few of my own to describe my style in the previous challenge post and here’s what I came up with — several words belonged together in distinct categories and I have never had a more clear vision of my style.

Glamorous: luxe, elegant, retro, Art Nouveau, sophisticated, silky
tough, edge, industrial, bold, urban, modern
:  relaxed, casual, soft
Creative: arty, artful, artist
Romantic: playful, alluring, soft, bohemian, fluid, flowy, feminine 
Color story: monochromatic, neutral silver-blue, English garden colors: cool purples,lavender, blues, pinks
Light: icy, silver, white

Im sure I will still be refining this but so far this is what I have. . . Drumroll please . . . 

My new style name is:
Gritty Glamour
Style Words: comfortable, subtle, tranquil, creative, romantic, luminous, versatile, juxtaposition, unexpected 

I am so pleased with this change, and feel that Gritty Glamour covers so much more than my old style name Edgy Romantic ever did. With gritty I can have rocker chic, urban, modern, or even steam punk.

Thank you from the bottom of heart!


Style Your Wardrobe Challenge: 5 scenarios

I was inspired by RunCarla to post this challenge in order to better understand my style. 2 years ago, Jenn posted this ‘style your wardrobe’ challenge and I’m repeating it now.

The 5 challenge outfits were:

- date night

- important meeting

-a wedding

- working around the house

- running errands

The collage below shows different refinement levels and activities.  I don’t really have important meetings anymore LOL but I did include some appointments that I dressed a little better for: two date nights, ukelele band performance, optometrist and yearly check up.  

I tend to dress in a flexible way for most days so I can do various things and change out accessories or third piece to dress it up or down without changing my base.  A good example is the second to last outfit.  I was wearing the charcoal knit onesie for home, but added a wool sweater and hiking boots to go meet some friends for a hike and coffee.  I could easily change to different accessories to head out to dinner.

Do you see any consistency of style words/themes across these scenarios? I would love to hear your thoughts on mine and please post your own if this intrigues you.  


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