Ever since my packing responsibilities jumped from 1 person to 5, whenever we go on a trip I like to play the “how many times can I wear these items without anyone noticing” game. It’s a little competition I have with myself to pack as practically, fashionably, and as light as possible. So, just for fun, I will be posting my daily outfits while we are on our career group ministry retreat in Tiana Lodge. Check next week to see the first outfit and follow how many times I can rotate my clothes on my new Style Blog: Gamine & Stripes. Continue reading
How I created my winter capsule.
This wardrobe was the easiest of my capsules to compile because it was based off the “Chic Gamine Mom,” I created in fall and the same color scheme: black, navy, red–with the small addition of pink and “merlo.” I switched my lightweight fabrics (tanks, skirts, dresses) for cozier warmer ones (long sleeves, tunics, pants).
In this post I am going to share my 4 top tips for creating your best capsule wardrobe. Have you ever felt this way after getting dressed? “Ew, I look fat.” Outfit change. “Ew, this does NOT look good.” Outfit change. “Ew, I don’t feel like wearing this.” Outfit change. You end up with a huge pile of clothes on the bed, wearing clothes you’re not thrilled with, and no time left. Continue reading
What I Loved & What I Learned.
The premise of a capsule wardrobe is to have a small number of items you love to wear for a set amount of time. This season, I still had my favorites among the favorites. These items were either super basic or ultra versatile. They were also pieces that contributed to the style I tried to bring together in this wardrobe – a simple “Chic Mom” look. (See the full wardrobe and why I adopted the capsule approach.) Continue reading
Capsule Wardrobe Series
Pear shapes are the most common figure. They consist of a delicate, petite upper half, and a feminine, curvaceous, lower half. Creating balance is easily done by combining light colored tops with dark bottoms. I used the Rule of Three to compile this mini-wardrobe. Notice the three bottoms, dark flares, mid-color boyfriend jeans, and colored pants in contrast to the light colored or patterned tops. See below for outfits from this capsule.
Capsule Wardrobe Series Part 3: Find Your Fit
Ever wonder why some women look good all the time no matter what they are wearing? They have learned the secret of dressing for their body. You don’t need expensive clothes or even a lot of clothes to look good. When you know what works for your figure, you shave off hours of shopping – which equals more money in your pocket. The popular TV show, What Not To Wear, capitalized on women who had no clue what worked for them. We all got a good laugh, but also admired Stacy and Clinton’s magical transformations! Continue reading
For the next several weeks I will be sharing how to create your own capsule wardrobe by highlighting the steps I used to create my Fall 2015 Capsule. The term capsule wardrobe was coined by Susie Faux in the 70’s. According to her, it is a small collection of essential items that don’t go out of fashion and are augmented by a few seasonal pieces. The goal is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without having excessive amounts of clothes. This is achieved by selecting staple items in coordinating colors. It’s a mini wardrobe composed of super versatile pieces that you LOVE to wear. Continue reading