Dressing Like the French

June 26, 2014

Which is the correct shoes for this dress?

Which is the correct shoes for this dress?

It’s been 1 week 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.

After only 1 week I already have a couple of observations:

  1. Pick the correct shoes
  2. Fewer clothes and colors = Faster dressing

Let’s jump right into the observations.

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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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The French Capsule Challenge

June 12, 2014

Capsule wardrobe

My wardrobe for the French Capsule Challenge

In my last post I mentioned I’m very tempted to shop right now.  The stores still carry a nice assortment of summer items and I have a few months left until our summer season is over.  For the next month our weather should stay fairly consistent in temperature, so this is the perfect opportunity to ‘play’ with my wardrobe.  I adore the concept of a “French or Parisian” inspired wardrobe (few items, few colors, wear everything often) and this is a great opportunity to test the idea.

For the next 3 weeks I’m going to test out a smaller sized working closet by using a small number of items and less colors.

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