White T-shirt | V-Neck T-shirt** | Blouse** | Pullover** | Light Blouse** | Kimono**
Dolman Sweater** | Animal Print Cardigan** | Open Front Cardigan** | Casual Blazer**
Poncho | Distressed Denim | Kimono Jacket** | Mid Denim | Dark Denim | Grey Tee**
Baseball Tee | Black Denim* | Long Sweater** | Black Tank** | Band Tee** | Black Tee**
Black Sweater | Oversized Blazer** | Dressy Blazer | Leather Jacket** | Shift Dress
Fitted Dress** | Wrap Dress** | Black Pants | Leather Pants | Rainboots
Moto Boots* | Converse | Slip-ons | Flats** | Booties**
* I replaced these boots back in March with a pair of Frye boots I found on sale.
** A lot of these items are older and no longer available. I have linked to similar items in this case, they are marked with **.
I haven’t posted a lot about my fall/winter capsule in a while because it kind of just is. Clothes you wear every day without a ton of thought behind it so I haven’t sat and did a review of how well the items I chose are working out, or how often I wear them. I sat down this weekend to go through and think about it and found that there are several pieces that I haven’t even wore yet. In hindsight I probably should not have included three dresses into a wardrobe for a city that has crazy temperature and weather changes. I haven’t even worn one since the middle of September so it is obviously a lesson that will be brought forth to future wardrobes.
When you live in this part of the country the only season that is dramatically different from the rest is summer. Fall, winter and spring all seem to blend in to one another and can mimic the same weather as the other seasons on any given day. For example, it is almost the end of January. Typically at this time of year we have a pile of snow to deal with and currently we have none, barely a dusting. It is supposed to rain on Tuesday which is completely bizarre. I just started wearing my winter parka within the last two weeks, (which is also weird) before that I was fine with a leather jacket with a sweater underneath. I hope that doesn’t mean that summer will be atrociously hot because I’m not sure how well I will handle that.
This is the breakdown of what is working and what is not in this capsule. Based on the above collage you can see the items I wear in constant rotation, they are marked by a check mark. The items with the X, I have worn only once or not at all this season and probably could have been omitted. The items not marked by anything I wear only occasionally. This season I also had to replace my moto boots because the insole was falling out, but I found a pair of Frye Engineer for a ridiculously good deal. I also have to replace the black t-shirt soon since there is a large hole in it and if I wear it without something layered over it is very obvious. The leather pants I want to wear but they were a little small when I bought them. I kept them as “goal” pants with the intention to work out more and fit into them. We all know how well that works out though.
I have decided that this year I am going to invest a little more money in to buying a lot more new pieces. Every year/season I get maybe 3-5 new items but I find that I have had many of the same pieces in rotation for the last several years and they are getting worn looking. Stay tuned for the new pieces coming in to play soon.
Do you find that you buy pieces per season or throughout the year as you see things that you like? When you buy something to do get rid of something to keep your wardrobe balanced?