When collating and working with a capsule wardrobe it really makes you take a long hard look at your own personal style.
The easiest way to make a capsule work for you is to have a clear cut style that works across all of your pieces, therefore making it easier to remix and create new outfits and to also wear them.
I have to say this may be one of the things I strugle with most.
For a long time I have been searching for my defined style and if i indeed actually had one.
If you look back through my archives of 5 and a bit years you will see my style has changed tremendously over this time (and lucky me i have documented proof too, ha! Oh lord… all those coloured tights, It was like a rainbow threw up on me!)
When you look at some of the highest followed Instagram accounts, they have a uniform, a defined style, each photographic square flows perfectly continuously in to the next.
I think i still struggle with this.
Every time i’ve ever defined my style it as inevitably changed again.
Since hitting 30 I can say i have seen a definite change and somewhat of a consistency in style, but i do still like a bit of variation… Perhaps I’m just a bit fickle. Or maybe a change is as good as a rest?
Right now I swing between “preppy” (stripe tops, oxford shirts, stan smiths and trench coats) and “boho” (flares, floaty tops and a bit of floral).
My capsule is working for me right now, and i don’t appear to have a problem with having a slightly bi-polar sense of style. Or maybe I’m just not quite ready to quit one or the other right now.
But I do wonder if I will ever truly have a defined, definite style.
Do you have a defined style?
As for this outfit, well I really wanted some of this pretty blush pink colour in my capsule. It’s everywhere right now, and I am smitten with it. Its a great almost-neutral as it goes well with lots of colours (:think grey, dark jeans, black and even burgundy or forest green/khaki!). I also loved its interesting little twists on a plain sweater. The split flared sleeves, the split to the sides and the rib knit, that makes it thin but cosy. I think this could also make a great layering piece too!
I had wanted to pair this with some grey jeans, but having tried 5 pairs these past few weeks and NONE of them being at all right, I returned each pair and have continued my search. Previously I would have settled for a sub-par pair just to have them in my wardrobe, but i have learnt my lesson as I would previously have worn them once and consigned them to the ebay/charity pile.
The capsule has brought patience and pickiness (in a good way), I now longer settle for pieces that are just ok, or will do. I want each piece to be fantastic and exactly what I need. that way I know I will be happy to wear it time upon time.
So the trusty flares came out and did the trick just nicely.
I added in my new favourite accessory: The cord tie choker..
I actually love this little thing, although I do wonder if I can pull it off?
My 13 year old step daughter keeps borrowing it, which does make me wonder if i should relent and give it to her, lol!
I just wanted to mention.. I am starting to use the Rachel The Hat Facebook Page more and would love you to come “like” it.
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Every Friday I shall be posting on my Facebook page my favourite look of one link-up lady form Passion 4 Fashion,
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