Sit yourself somewhere nice and comfortable and get ready for this, because this post is a big one! What you are about to see is 52 items which will be with me over the next five to six months on therealjlow. So thats roughly 72 outfit combinations! So lets see how creative I can keep it. Now first the pictures and more links than I have ever or will ever put on a post! Then of course a couple of thoughts! To first read about what in heavens a capsule wardrobe is check out this post Capsule Wardrobes 101.
White eyelit Tank –Next, White V-Neck T-shirt – Zara 2014, White and Grey Butterfly T (Striped butterfly T in pictures), Grey T-shirt with White Shirt detailing – Zara, Grey V-neck T – H&M, Orange V Neck T – Zara, Pale Blue Chambray short sleeved shirt – F21, Chambray Shirt -H&M Mens
White Jumper – H&M 2014, Yellow Jumper – Primark 2014, Grey Cardigan – Topshop 2012, Burgundy longline cardigan –Next 2014, Colbalt blue and white striped jumper – Gap 2014
Trousers and Jeans
Jackets and loungewear.
Pink jersey blazer: H&M 2014, Black Blazer: Zara, White Blazer: Topshop, Patterned pink blazer: H&M 2013, Grey T-shirt: H&M, Tailored sweat pants: Primark 2013
Black Sandals: Clarks, Leopard print flats: New Look 2013/14, Suede boots: New Look, Taupe suede brogues: Clarks, Coral leather sliders: Next, Red suede heels: Clarks, Black and white heels: New Look, Acid lemon flats: Clarks, taupe suede wedges: Clarks
Although there is a massive amount in the capsule world I am missing a pair of denim shorts, perhaps a jersey pair and I am also looking into a pair of casual everyday trainers since injuries have left me wearing my walking boots far more often than I should! My favourites include these Vans, These Nikes or these from New Balance. I think i’m leaning towards the nikes but obviously they are sold out online! which is always typical!
Before we jump in a capsule I think its uber interesting to look at what I think might be my favourite pieces since its always a shock come the end when there not! This capsule I had huge fun going out on a big outing with the girls. On this outing I kept in my budget only bought great fitting clothes and ones which were different enough to what I already owned whilst working excellently together and fitting into the overall theme.
I love the high use of white, grey and denim this is so practical for summer I especially love the freshness of it all and I think this will work excellently for those hot summer months.
When I put all these beautiful clothes together I was shocked where was my beautiful cohesive wardrobe? Gone my friends, the way this is looks messy but I reminded myself that although when I separate out my clothes by item type that I matched my colours and themes by outfits this time not items which in the long run should mean more exciting capsule combinations.
What happened to all the shorts? Most women will agree that Zara’s sizing is all over the shop! Whilst there Z collection jeans fit fantastically well other items are pretty touch and go. This was a shame since I found the dream boyfriend short wash, but ultimately they were far too snug to move forward with.
Sandals. I love the look of this seasons sandals and I rejoiced with the emergence of the ugly sandal but where is the support and comfy inners? I wince at every single flat, leather slipper which is out there this year. Girls look after your feet. You only get one pair and believe me, it sucks when they hurt.
Overall, I have a great feeling about this capsule, theres more movement in it and more flexibility so I think it will stretch a lot further than my previous versions. Currently I feel uber relieved that shopping is all over and I have these months of saving and just enjoying the sun ahead of me but I know that soon, maybe in a month or so that shopping urge may kick in again so lets all pray that I can keep myself together! After all this is all part of the challenge!