≡ Menu

Capsule wardrobe roundup and decisions

capsule wardrobe challenge roundup

Here’s all the outfits from the winter 2012 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge. No snazzy and slightly carpy editing this time, because I’m off to Brussels tomorrow and I’m scheduling loads of posts so I can spend my first two weeks settling in.

As I mentioned in my video post, the point of the challenge for me this time was less to find exciting combinations, and more about trying out ‘professional’ outfits. I think I still ended up with things that are less smart than what most people would wear to the office, but I think most of it is in the right sort of direction anyway, and I’m sure since I’m on a placement rather than properly working there they’ll cut me some slack. Because of course, my favourite outfit of the week is the totally non-professional day 5 with all the pattern mixing.

I also said I was trying to decide what I was going to take to Brussels. here’s what I decided:

Black shirtdress. YES. it may be slightly too small around the chest, but with a black vest underneath it will be fine, and it’s such a flattering cut and doesn’t need any ironing

Green pussy bow blouse. NO. Too worn, too short, too playful to really classify as office wear.

Buttony shoes. Surprisingly, a NO too. These were really not as comfy as expected and so I went with my black wedges instead, which are pretty worn off, but I reckon I can get another 5 months of wear out of and then leave behind.

Dotty skirt. This was a difficult decision, but it’s a no, at least intially. I don’t have that many tights that go with it, and it’s really more of a summer skirt. I’m leaving it behind but hopefully I can bring it over at a later date once the weather is warmer.

Liberty jacket. a tentativeYES. I was dithering about this, but have decided to give myself it as a bit of a pop of colour from all the neutrals I’ve packed. It’s going in the box that I’ll get sent over after I move into my flat proper, rather than the initial suitcase.

Apart from that though, I’ve decided to play it really safe and have mainly packed dark and simple clothes. I’ll be visiting Scotland regularly, so I can always pick up more fun stuff then and return more of the boring stuff. Also, the temperatures will change, so I’ll need less warm stuff.

Wish me luck for my first few days of work!

p.s. the winner of the 1000th post giveaway is Terri!

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • biba 27 February 2012, 9:24 am

    The very best of luck in Brussels! I actually think you’re extremely ‘brave’ for going away from your new husband! I know, you’ve been together for ages, and you’ll only be away for five months, but I still admire your decision!
    biba recently posted..CWC OuterwearMy Profile

  • madam0wl 27 February 2012, 11:36 am

    I like the review of your pieces, esp. in context with your actual need for a capsule-like wardrobe due to the placement. With the black dress, it seems like you could also wear it without the top button done up, like with a lower v-neck? I mean if you have a layer on below it… it does look like it would be a good versatile piece.

    Good luck on your first week away!
    madam0wl recently posted..A Drop of Tea – Capsule Daily Clip MontageMy Profile

  • Helen 27 February 2012, 1:54 pm

    The black shirt dress is lovely, especially with the fun yellow. I enjoyed all the different locations you used too
    Helen recently posted..A photo an hour (sort of)My Profile

  • Kimberlee 27 February 2012, 2:03 pm

    Aw I like the dottie post in the top right outfit! Good luck on your first day 🙂
    Kimberlee recently posted..Best & Worst Dressed at the 84th Annual Academy AwardsMy Profile

  • Vix 27 February 2012, 3:28 pm

    Good luck, Franca! I loved reading your review of your clothing choices. that black dress is fabulous on you. x
    Vix recently posted..The Good, The Bad And The Downright ScaryMy Profile

  • SACRAMENTO 27 February 2012, 6:25 pm

    I love you in skirts and dresses so much, but it might be just me, hehehhehe.
    Have a good time, dear Franca.
    SACRAMENTO recently posted..Silk and LeatherMy Profile

  • Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys 27 February 2012, 6:34 pm

    Best of luck! I also like the work-inappropriate one best. ; ) Definitely take yourself some colourful scarves though… nothing more depressing than a suitcase full of grey.
    Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys recently posted..i am half sick of shadowsMy Profile

  • Terri 27 February 2012, 7:10 pm

    I’m pleased to have won the giveaway! I was thinking last night, as I worked on post #330 or so that I have many more to go before I hit the thousand post mark. I still love the skirt from day #3, my favorite item in the entire collection. I’ll be curious to hear about “settling in” in Belgium.
    Terri recently posted..Visible Monday: Suede & BricolageMy Profile

  • Sadie 27 February 2012, 8:45 pm

    Good luck, Franca – I hope everything goes smoothly over the next couple of weeks of settling in!
    Sadie recently posted..Monday againMy Profile

  • Jessica 29 February 2012, 7:56 am

    Good luck, I hope you have a great time in Brussels.

  • Veshoevius 29 February 2012, 8:42 pm

    Best of luck! Enjoy your time there and hope to get updates!
    Veshoevius recently posted..Buy Cape, Wear Cape, WorkMy Profile