September 11, 2014
I’ve just completed my first week of The French Capsule Challenge for fall. And once again, I already have a few of observations after only one week of dressing with this capsule:
- Brown is my new favorite core color
- Too many solids are boring
- Mornings are faster with less
Here’s a closer look at each observation.
1. Brown is my new favorite core color.
I’m really enjoying brown as a core color. During week two of my last French Capsule Challenge, I discovered that brown may be a more flattering core color for me. And so far, I’m really enjoying the brown pieces in my challenge wardrobe. The brown still functions as a dark neutral yet is more flattering than black on me. This challenge wardrobe has been a great way to road test this new core color before I begin to invest heavily in brown shades.
2. Too many solids are boring.
Too many of the same item gets boring. In my last challenge wardrobe, I had 6 printed items. For this fall challenge wardrobe I only have one. While it is helpful that three of the short sleeve tops have some texture to them, I’m already wishing I had a few more prints in the challenge wardrobe. This is probably why the French are known for scarves as a ‘go-to’ accessory. A printed scarf could really help mix up my solid pieces. I’ve been adding more necklaces and earrings than I typically sport to add more interest to my outfits.
3. Mornings are faster with less.
Once again I’ve noticed that I get ready faster with my French Capsule Challenge wardrobe than I was with my larger seasonal wardrobe. When you don’t have many things to sort through for outfits, you can’t help but get ready faster. And by selecting an outfit faster, I have more time to complete the rest of my ‘look’ for the day (ie hair, make-up, accessories, etc). I leave the house feeling more ‘put together’ and begin my day without any stress caused by my wardrobe.
Do you find French inspired wardrobes interesting or boring?