Capsule Wardrobe

Summer Capsule Wardrobe // Round Up

I laughed, I cried, I wore the same 36 pieces for the last two months.  This capsule wardrobe experiment will go down in Effortless Chic history as one of the best things I have ever done personally on the site, so it seemed necessary to pay homage to it in one final round up.  Here’s what I loved, what I would do differently and my thoughts on the whole concept. These were my 36 pieces.  I wore the whole first row (items 1-5) the most by far.  You just can’t go wrong with a great tee.  This was my capsule from May …

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe // Looks 15, 16 +17

Well, friends, this summer capsule wardrobe experiment is coming to a close.  It has been by far one of the most rewarding things I have done on this site to date.  It forced me to take a deeper look at my closet, how many things were hanging there and what I actually wore.  It made me think about myself as a consumer and how I could do so more ethically. Even more, it made me think more creatively about my personal style and how I could wear things I already owned.  On Monday I will be rounding up each look and talking about what I would …

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe // Look 14

I’ve had a few people comment on my capsule wardrobe posts on Instagram that they think it’s interesting that their are such busy or colorful pieces in my capsule.  I did a little internet sleuthing and it’s true that a lot of people stick to really basic, solid pieces with capsule wardobing.  I think there is this myth that you have to do that in order to be able and mix and match them to make up so many different looks within a 2 or 3 month time period, but I actually think that becomes more monotonous because …

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe // Look 13

If capsule wardrobing teaches you anything, and in my limited experience with the concept I can assure you that it most certainly does teach you things, it’s that accessories can totally define a look.  They can dress things up, dress them down, make them preppy or bohemian or edgy.  They can make something as simple and casual as this jean and t-shirt look come together and look finished and intentionally casual/sporty.  Hats, of all accessories, are one of my favorite ways to finish out a look.  Do you own a hat?  You can find …

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