Today is the day you have been waiting for, my wardrobe capsule for the next six weeks. On Tuesday, I sent you the sample that I am working from for a winter wardrobe capsule. But first, for those who do not know me, my name is Jasmine. I am a 29 y.o. leasing consultant in Midtown Detroit. Most days, i love my job but it can be trying working where I work. My wardrobe is mostly business to dressy casual. I have an extensive shoe collection of over 200 pairs of shoes and counting 😲. I have a boyfriend but no children. My favorite places to shop are H&M, Target, Justfab, Charlotte Russe, Burlington, Dress Barn, Old Navy, Kohls… just to name a few. Some of my favorite brands are, Mossimo, Merona, Isaac Mizrahi, Ann Taylor Justfab, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors, New York and Company, NY Collection, among others.
Ok on to the Wardrobe Capsule.
First the base of your wardrobe, what I like to call your foundation: Shirts. You need to have 6 basics, collared shirts, striped shirts, checkered shirts, and 1 printed blouse. Here are mine:
Cream and black cowl neck striped shirt, Blue and white collared striped shirt, Blue and red striped, Black and white checkered collared shirt, and Burgundy paisley print blouse and white and Tan polka dot shirt.
Next up are your layering pieces. These pieces can stand alone or be layered over your pieces. Layering pieces are typically pullover sweaters and turtlenecks. Here are my 5:
Light colored crop sweater, Black turtleneck, Teal sweater, Striped multi colored sweater, Cream turtleneck
Third, are your completer pieces. These are items that pulls the outfit together such as cardigans, dusters, blazers, and vests. You typically want these to be in neutral colors so that they can complete almost any outfit. Here are mine:
Now in the sample capsule there are 6 completer pieces but I have 7. Instead of a white jacket, I did an off white pullover sweater. I have my black lace zip up vest, instead of a gray blazer I chose navy blue blazer. I have a burgundy blazer, black duster, tan duster and I also added as my 7th piece a taupe cardigan.
Now on to pants. In the sample wardrobe, there are 5 pairs of jeans and 2 dresses. Because of my profession, I can only wear jeans on Fridays or weekends. I increased my number of pants to seven and I have 2 dresses. Here they are:
Blue dress pants, Black straight leg dress pants, Gray pants, Olive green jeans, Purple/Maroon jeans, and Tan pants
Lastly, I will be posting scarves and shoes. I will not post jewelry because I have way too much to post and I will not post stockings but I will tell you that I have fleece lined stockings in black, brown, and gray and I have navy blue opaque tights. Here are my 5 scarves and 5 pairs of shoes:
Black and white Pashimi checkered scarf with fringe, Neutral textured infinity scarf, Black textured scarf, Light colored printed scarf, Solid black scarf
Tan over the knee boots, Black riding boots, Burgundy boots, Light colored ballet flats, Taupe flats
And there we have it. It’s going to be interesting to see if I can do this wardrobe capsule for 6 weeks esp considering this is my first time trying it. Wish me luck and stay tuned.