Summer Capsule Wardrobe // Look 1

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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.

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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.

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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!

Mug from Anthropologie / Necklace from Madewell / Cardigan from Madewell / Dress from J.Crew

Photography by Mary Costa

  1. I’ve never tried a creating a capsule wardrobe, but you have me inspired to try it. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your outfits during this adventure.

  2. i have this dress in the same color and similar style…can’t wait until i see your wednesday style…love the cardigan!!! xx