Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wardrobe Capsule Challenge

On Monday, I will begin participation in Work That Wardrobe’s Wardrobe Capsule Challenge. I initially misunderstood the challenge to be 5 days wearing 10 wardrobe items, to include major clothing items, shoes, and accessories. I had already planned my week when I learned that the 10 items includes major clothing and shoes only. In addition, we are allowed 5 accessories and one “free” coat. (I was planning on wearing a coat anyway and not counting it.) After learning of the extra room, I added two bags to my capsule.

Major wardrobe items (7):

Turtleneck sweater, Charlotte Russe. Skirt, Moda International. Blouse, Forever 21. Dress, Lipstick. Cardigan, Wet Seal. Boots, White Mountain. Lace-up pumps, Isaac Mizrahi for Target.

Accessories (5):

Feather earrings, Claire's. Scarf, stolen from a play. Brooch, swap. Purse, thrifted and vintage. Tote, Tommy Hilfiger.

I chose a color palette of gray, navy, and black so that all the pieces would mix and match. I wanted to be able to wear each piece at least twice. I also thought it would be novel to layer a dress under a skirt, so I chose those two items with that use in mind. Finally, I wanted the experiment to be inexpensive (the priciest item is the skirt, which is half of a suit set I bought for around $70) and I wanted to utilize things I’ve gotten from swaps or the thrift store.

The challenge truly is one for me. I have a lot of clothes, and I love to rotate through my closet. It was a little painful to not line up something different to wear each day. However, I think it is a good exercise in thrift and in packing light. Stay tuned for a week of doing more with less!


Paul said...

Kasmira - I'm inspired already just looking at those lovely pictures.
Thanks for joining in the fun and ....let the challenge begin!!

Kim said...

I have no doubt you're up for this challenge!

Sheila said...

I'm boggled that you're doing this with only 7 clothing/shoe items. I had such a tough time paring mine down! Can't wait to see how your week goes!