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.
A few of the pieces from the French Capsule Challenge wardrobe.
I recently purchased a few new items and now it’s time to figure out how these pieces will work with my spring/summer capsule wardrobe. After The French Capsule Challenge, I discovered that black is one of the core colors in my wardrobe. Yet I don’t think it is the most flattering neutral on me and I would like to incorporate it as an accent color instead. But I do not want to shop just to shop, so I will have to adjust my wardrobe slowly over time. I’m going to mix in my French Capsule Challenge wardrobe with my new additions, into my spring/summer capsule wardrobe, by using my color capsules.
It’s been 2 weeks since I began The French Capsule Challenge, which was inspired by French/Parisian wardrobes. I selected a core of 4 colors, spread out among 21 items for 3 weeks. For my observations after week 1, check out this post. After 2 weeks I have a few additional observations: