So I’ve finished my week of wearing outfits made up entirely from 10 items of clothing and 5 accessories, and these the outfits I’ve ended up with. Looking back across them, I’m happy with what I wore, and had fun doing it! Although not every outfit on its own was vere interesting, together they look nice, and I’m glad I managed to stay colourful despite and the many black and white items and the suitable-for-work-ness.
Do you have a favourite?
I won’t be sad not to have to take a picture every day though. I am completely in awe of bloggers who post outfit pictures every day while working a full time job, I just could not do it! I also enjoy posting about a variety of topics, and am looking forward to getting back to that.
In terms of the challenge and and capsule wardrobes in general, here are my reflections:
– clothes-wise, this was surprisingly easy. I didn’t run out of clothes to wear, and little cheating blip aside, didn’t really miss my other clothes. I didn’t even repeat that much over the week.
– accessories though are a different story. I found it difficult to stick to five (particularly given that one of them was a pair of shoes)and was always tempted to jump into my jewellery box to add interest to my outfits. I think that’s generally how I dress: blocky, relatively simple clothes plus jewellery, especially brooches, to add deatil.
– And bags. I wanted to switch bags so much, especially for the Friday and Saturday night outfits. Going clubbing with the big handbag was an experience!
– Washing/laundry. all the clothes from the week are now dirty (obviously), but yet it’s still not a full load, and that’s before I separated out the dark and light colours. How do people with proper capsule wardrobes do it? You’d have to constantly do washing at less than capacity to keep the flow of clothes going.
– If I did this again, I would include a pair of boots.
– It was very efficient dressing. I planned it all out on the Sunday, and then pretty much stuck to my plan, so getting dressed took no time at all.
– This challenge has made me realise that I’m really not a capsule wardrobe person. I like the abundance of a full wardrobe, and the flexibility of being able to change things at the last minute. There might be a time in my life when I don’t want to faff about for ages deciding what to wear, but at the moment it’s a pleasure I wouldn’t want to give up.