A capsule wardrobe is when you take a select portion of your wardrobe and wear only those pieces for a specific length of time. For myself, my daily outfits are picked out from a seasonal capsule wardrobe and, since I live in a four season state, I sport my capsule wardrobe for 3 months before switching to a new capsule wardrobe.
Our fall season this year has included a wide range of temperatures, daytime highs have been has warm as ~70F and as cool as 32F. With such dramatic swings in temperatures, I’ve had to be careful to ensure that my fall capsule wardrobe included pieces that would work well for both cool and warm days.
Here’s everything included in my fall capsule wardrobe for 2018:
I’m excited to announce that you can enter to win a free paperback copy of my book, Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love. To enter simply click on the Goodreads Book Giveaway below, and good luck!
Today I’m excited to announce that the book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love is now available as a paperback!
If you have ever done any of the following:
Stood in front of your closet and said “I have nothing to wear”
Bought something and then tried to hide it because you felt guilty
Found clothes in your closet with the tags still on
Looked for tips on editing and organizing your closet
Struggled to figure out what your personal style is
Become bored with your current wardrobe
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I’ve just completed the Fall French Capsule Challenge. And as with prior weeks (week one here and week two here) I have a few final observations. Let’s jump right in to what I discovered during this challenge.
I’ve had a few reader questions recently regarding the cost of a capsule wardrobe. I don’t think there is any one answer to this question. One’s personal budget and preferences for materials will always influence the cost of a wardrobe. But as long time readers of Shopping Brakeknow, one thing that I really enjoy to do, is to crunch some numbers!
Today, I’m going to review the costs of my current spring/summer and fall/winter capsule wardrobes. I’m also going to include the cost of my current Fall French Capsule Challenge wardrobe. Since I’ve been tracking the Cost Per Wear (CPW) of my wardrobe for a few years now, I have the purchase price for everything currently in my wardrobe, including the boutique.
(For today’s purposes I’m going to include the total cost of the wardrobe and the cost by categories. If you are interested in an item by item cost breakdown for one or all of these wardrobes, let me know in the comments section and I’ll write a new post taking a closer look at the wardrobe you are interested in.)
The French Capsule Challenge is back, this time for fall. Fall is always a challenging time of year to dress for because the weather will often bounce around quite a bit throughout the day. I’m itching for fall clothing but some days the weather is still warm (85F or higher) and the nights grow cooler (55F or lower). This means a very versatile wardrobe with layers to allow for adjustments throughout the day.
I am once again inspired by the numerous posts about ‘Parisian or French Chic wardrobes.’ Last time I was inspired by some links of French wardrobes to use fewer colors for an outfit.