Some days you have to get out the door in a hurry. Those are the mornings when I reach for one of my grab and go outfits. Grab and go (also called fast fall back) outfits are those outfits that I’ve put together in advance. I typically plan at least a few outfits when I set up my capsule wardrobe at the start of each season. But what if I don’t want to wear any of my re-planned outfits and I’m getting dressed in a hurry?
Here are 3 ways I get ready fast, without reaching for one of my grab and go looks.
Transitioning from college to an office job. Dressing after having a baby. Entering retirement. These are a few example of the many challenges that life throws at us. And along the way your wardrobe has to adapt, while also maintaining your personal style.
When your closet contains the clothes that are in line with your personal style, you face the day with confidence. And when you walk out the door wearing things that you don’t love and are not in line with your personal style, your outfit feels “off” for the day. You don’t feel like “me.”
Developing a personal style can be a lot of work. It takes trial and error, intimate knowledge of how to dress for one’s body type, understanding which colors are most flattering on yourself, and the clothes must fit into one’s daily lifestyle. Which brings up an interesting question.
How do you keep personal style consistent in light of lifestyle changes?
Own too many clothes, yet never have anything to wear?
Unable to walk out of a store without buying something?
Struggle every day getting dressed?
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It’s been 1 month since I started wearing my Fall Capsule Wardrobe. Since fall is my favorite season to dress for (the colors, the layers, the boots, and let’s not forget the pumpkin well everything, yum), my fall capsule is also my favorite wardrobe capsule to work with.
However, my fall capsule wardrobe was prepped back in July and early August, and then sat unworn until now. The long delay gave me a chance to review my fall capsule wardrobe with a fresh set of eyes, and I noticed something disturbing about this capsule wardrobe.
My fall capsule wardrobe began with a staggering 58 items, yowza! That’s a lot of clothes.
Or is it, really?
The answer depends on how often I want to wear everything in this capsule wardrobe.
How did my closet get so messy (top) when it used to be so neat (bottom)?
Have you ever cleaned out your closet, only to find it looking like a mess again a week or two later? Me too! A few weeks ago I had prepped my fall capsule wardrobe and my closet looked like the closet on the bottom. The shelves had lots of space, there was room in between each hanger, and most important of all, I could see and access everything I had inside my closet.
Yet the other day I looked inside my closet and discovered that it had turned into the mess at the top. The shelves were overflowing, there wasn’t much space in between each hanger, and overall I couldn’t see or reach for at least half or more of the things in my closet.
With the weather starting to cool down (it was 61F this morning) and the stores filled with gorgeous fall colors, the only thing on my mind right now is dressing for fall. But what if my budget hasn’t caught up yet and I don’t have any money to spend on new clothes for fall? No worries, because I can transition my wardrobe for fall without spending a single penny. In fact, I don’t even have to cross over into my fall capsule wardrobe to start wearing outfits for fall.
The 3 outfits at the top of this post contain pieces from only my summer capsule wardrobe and they all have a nod to the fall season.
What did I do to transition these summer clothes for fall?
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 made it to the final step to prepare my fall capsule wardrobe. In my last post I reviewed everything I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I picked up lots of goodies during the sale, but alas, one store was not enough to complete my fall capsule wardrobe. Today I’m going to:
Review the additional pieces that I bought for my fall capsule wardrobe
Explain what I do with hold items (as well as how many I keep on hold and for how long)
Crunch the numbers to see how many items I’m going to start with when I begin using this capsule
It’s one of my favorite times of the year—the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale—and in my last post I began my Fall Capsule Wardrobe Prep (Part 1). Last time I put together an action plan for shopping the sale. This plan focused on becoming familiar with the merchandise that is currently on sale, plugging up any wardrobe holes, and ensuring that the pieces that I buy will help me to create outfits.