Previously, I shared the white pieces from my wardrobe that I wear most often. Black is one of my dark base colors and navy is another. Red and bright blue are accent colors. The concept of a capsule wardrobe is that you have a few simple pieces in neutral colors that you can wear with each other and many other pieces in your collection, including statement items. Without solid color basic capsule items, you may feel that you have nothing to wear.
We went out to lunch on Saturday before browsing through a favorite antique store, followed by a long drive through the country. As is so often the case in autumn, the day warmed up gradually. I wore layers to remove as the temperatures rose.
The blazer worn draped over my shoulders and the scarf tied to the bag is a good transition in layering. Leaving the blazer in the car and using just the scarf provides color during the warmest part of the day. When I wear black near my face, I add a bright lip color and bolder eye makeup not to look washed out. My lip color is ‘Girls’ Night’ here.
The pieces I show here can be styled with the white items shown in the last post. (Keep scrolling beneath this post to see previous ones.) As is almost always the case, none of my things are new, so I will try to find similar current items to link. I shop mindfully, buying only what I love and plan to use for a long time. The questions below help me reduce buying mistakes.
I styled these pieces together to suggest how you might wear pieces considered dressy with jeans and a tee. The v-neck tee is from Chico’s a couple of years ago. The straight-leg black jeans are also old from Talbots. Similar items: Tee – Jeans – Blazer – Scarf – Pumps – Bag.
Mr. Mickey has the same mindset. None of his items are new, but everything, except for his shoes, is from Polo Ralph Lauren. Finding a brand that offers the fit, quality, and style that appeals to you make getting dressed much more effortless. A bonus is that the colors and fabrics often work together well over many seasons. His wallet, belt, and undergarments are also from Ralph Lauren. He always seems to find what he needs when he visits the Polo store.
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