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.
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!
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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
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Struggled to figure out what your personal style is
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Outfit #1 // Navy sweater and boyfriend jeans from summer to fall.
With a few simple styling tips I can easily transition some of my favorite summer pieces into fall. Mixing my summer and fall clothes allows me use 2 capsules at the same time, a win win! It also stretches my creative juices so that I don’t grow bored as the seasons change. When it’s time to start using my fall capsule I don’t have to pack up my summer capsule right away, I can use transitional dressing to get a little more use out of my summer clothes before they are put aside until summer rolls around again.
Here are 3 summer outfits that I plan to transition for fall:
In my last post I began my Summer Capsule Wardrobe Check-In and discussed what was and wasn’t working over the past month. As long-time readers of Shopping Brake already know, I’m a big fan of crunching numbers and analyzing everything. Today I’m going to review exactly what’s inside my 2017 Summer Capsule Wardrobe as well as what the total cost of this wardrobe is.
It’s been 1 month since I assembled my Summer Capsule Wardrobe. With only 2 months to go until the seasons in my area change again (they change roughly every 3 months) this the perfect time to check-in on how my Summer Capsule Wardrobe is doing thus far this season. This wardrobe hit a few speed bumps over the past month, but now it’s functioning nicely. Here’s what happened.
When the weather gets hot one of the things that I think about is keeping as cool and dry as possible. Shorts is a great way to help me do just that. But finding a good pair of shorts can turn into a struggle if you don’t know what to look for when you shop. As a gal with an athletic shape, short in height, and more curves below my belt than above, I’ve become an expert at how to fit clothes for my challenging bottom half.
When it comes to fitting shorts, the 2 areas I am focused on are the fit at my waist and the fit around my thighs. Shorts is one of my most challenging wardrobe items because I’m short in height, athletic in build, trend towards the pear body shape, and my waist is much smaller than my curvy rear. Everything I do is centered around making sure that the fit in the waist and thighs is going to work for me. I’ve boiled down this process into 3 simple features that I look at: material, inseam, and the details on the waist itself.