It has been so fun reading all of your comments on my capsule collection posts here and here! To be honest, I was getting a little bored of the same style posts week in and week out so it’s been really fun to shake it up a bit and really focus on simple, every day looks instead of finding the next giant patch of bougainvillea to shoot in front of! Ha! Some of you asked how I decided on these 36 pieces so I thought I would break that down. Not that there is only one right way to do it, this is just how I did and it seems to so far be working.
I first started by pulling out the things that I was already wearing on a really consistent basis– my J.Crew midi skirt, this rust-colored cardigan and my favorite shoes were some of the first to get their ticket into the collection. Then I started imagining the things I do every day and would need to be dressed for. What did I want to wear to the park with Parker in the afternoons? The farmers market on Sundays? What about when I was styling on set or running around prepping? I started putting together looks for those things. Lastly I filled in the holes. What jeans should I include? What other shoes? What if it’s a little chilly in the mornings or evenings? What about church on Sunday? I didn’t really have a number I was aiming to hit, but when I finished all of this I was at 36 and figured that sounded about right. Have you guys used a different process? I would love to know what works for you as I am a total capsule wardrobe amateur.
I picked up this dress at J.Crew in Austin when I was styling for Noonday and have worn it nearly a dozen times since! Stay tuned for outfit number two on Wednesday!
Photography by Mary Costa