Shifting a Core Wardrobe Color (Week 36)

July 13, 2014

A few of the pieces from the French Challenge Capsule Wardrobe.

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.

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After A Shopping Fast (Week 35)

July 6, 2014

I went shopping for two pairs of shoes.

I went shopping for two pairs of shoes—whoops!

I declared I would not shop for one month here.  My one month time frame is over.  And similar to someone on a diet who ‘binges’ on a cheat day, I binged with my shopping for new shoes.  My goal was to purchase two new pairs of shoes: a replacement for the black buckle loafer from this post, and a new addition to the total number of shoes for my business capsule wardrobe.  But I ended up coming home with five pairs instead, yikes!  So, why was I shopping and what went wrong?

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Capsules By Color (Week 32)

(Lots of analysis this week, this is going to be a long post with lots of photos!)

June 15, 2014

Clothes not in the French Capsule.

Clothes not in the French Capsule Challenge Wardrobe.

I recently began a French Capsule Challenge.  I am working with a capsule wardrobe of black, white, blue, and green for my workday and weekend looks.  But as the photo above shows, my challenge clothes are not all of the clothes in my spring summer capsule wardrobe.   Now it’s time to assemble the additional capsules in my working closet for workdays and weekends. (I am not including an analysis of my gear clothing but if you want me to run one just let me know.)

Identifying capsules by colors is helpful in a few ways:

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