Autumn Capsule Wardrobe Update

Sunday, November 13, 2016

I had seven spaces left to fill in my 37 piece autumn capsule wardrobe. I've added a few old favourites and some items found on a recent charity shop rummage, and I think all of them will work well as capsule pieces.

To start I added my first ever preloved purchase - a long Tu cardigan - from the Age Concern shop in Ipswich (which is sadly no longer there). It tends to be my put-on-over-anything-at-the-end-of-the-day-cardigan because it's warm, and some days that's all I'm concerned about.

Next up - my most recent charity shop purchases, a Phase Eight dress (Cancer Research) and Monsoon cardigan (RSPCA). The dress might be made into a skirt, but I'll wear it a few times first to see how I get on. The cardigan isn't exactly flattering but it's slouchy, cosy and warm.

Also, a few old wardrobes faithfuls - Next grey jumper that's been around for years, and New Look grey cardigan, both where purchased new but are now down to mere pennies in cost-per-wear value.

Then we have my preloved stripe jumper, which reminds me of Minnie the Minx, and a check skirt that hasn't been worn nearly enough - so I wore it immediately.

After I enjoyed my summer capsule so much, this ones seems rather boring in comparison, but then I always tend to revert to bog standard jeans and jumper outfits when the weather gets cold. The first few weeks of autumn were lovely, still hanging on to remnants of the sun I was able to go out in ankle grazing trousers and bare legs on occasion, but these days quickly passed.

Cold winds and driving rain have me reaching for layers and I'm less concerned with how an outfit looks, and more with how warm it is. But every once in a while I pull on a skirt or dress and come out of slob mode.

My autumn capsule wardrobe now looks like this -

How are you coping with the weather getting colder? Have you had snow yet?

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  1. Your capsule wardrobe is looking great! Love the latest additions x

    1. thanks Laura, when you start 37 items doesn't sound like much at all but I find that it's actually rather a lot!

  2. It is looking v good!!! I do like this idea. I strongly associate you with the colour grey! You have some beautiful items.Xx

    1. Thank you, I like grey. I know a lot of people think of it as a none colour but it's so versatile.

  3. Every autumn wardrobe, whether it's a capsule one or not, needs a put-on-over-anything-at-the-end-of-the-day-cardigan! Love the skirt and stripy jumper too. xxx

    1. You're absolutely right, it does! It can sometimes lead to a very odd looking outfit, especially when teamed with slippers but at the point in the day I'm really passed caring...


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