Capsule Wardrobe Lessons

I have a few takeaways from my Spring Capsule Wardrobe to share.

Seasonal changes happen quite frequently.

I planned for this capsule wardrobe to last the entire spring. Within the time that this started – conservatively the beginning of February – and ended – the end of May, the temperature fluctuated from twenty degrees Fahrenheit and ninety degrees Fahrenheit. That is to say that the Spring Capsule Wardrobe had to do a lot of heavy lifting in terms of being seasonally versatile.

Basics feel too basic for me…

I really missed my caftan collection. I just adore dressing like an acid color fever dream peacock. (Sometimes literally: See the feather skirt.)

but there is a place for them in every closet.

Post Succession influence, solid, neutral cashmere separates have their place in everyone’s wardrobe. Rather than Loro Piana or Max Mara, I opted for Lands’ End.

I enjoy options…

I am not one who gets paralysis from a plethora of options. Bring on the options! I will surely find one I love and be able to make a sartorial selection in less than five minutes. Capsule wardrobes are not a solution for me in that respect, because I do not find an ever large closet to be a challenge.

but I also enjoy a challenge.

When won’t I accept a challenge? I did enjoy putting together new combinations within a limited selection of clothes. Actively trying to style my favorite skirt in different ways allowed me to find new combinations that I can reuse in the future even after I get the rest of my closet back.

A look back…

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