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!