In case you have forgotten the following 10 items are what I chose to wear for 10 days:
- 1 Dress
- 1 Trouser
- 1 Chino
- 1 Skirt
- 1 Short
- 1 Jean
- 1 T Shirt
- 1 Peplum Top
- 2 Blouses
And these are the ways in which I wore them:
What item/outfit is my favorite?
I may have impulsively yet finally purchased a pair of boyfriend chinos. I’ve wanted them in my wardrobe for quite sometime & I knew they’d fit perfectly with this capsule. I shopped around locally unsuccessfully & window shopped online before biting the bullet at JCrew. I paid a little more than I probably normally would for chinos, but they really check all my boxes. I’m a little bit of a Goldilocks about chinos. They must be the correct shade of khaki, the correct weight (I despise a thin chino), the correct amount of slouch. These were easily my favorite piece. Maybe because they are new & fresh, but also I love them. I’ve needed them in my wardrobe for quite sometime.
Which item/outfit was outside my comfort zone?
Well, the peplum with the pencil skirt feels…dated. Not really because it has a retro vibe, but because it felt like the style that I’ve outgrown. Like those pieces together aren’t me. That particular skirt may not be me at all. I think I’ll do a little mini challenge to see if I’m comfortable wearing it mixed with more casual pieces.
Interestingly, I really liked the peplum with the wide leg pant. Like it played with proportions enough that it felt fresh & I felt hella good in it.
Would I change anything?
Not necessarily. I put more thought into this capsule, so I had a better plan at the beginning.
What did I learn?
That I don’t want to go backwards. Just because there’s something I used to wear all the time, there’s probably a reason I’m not reaching for it regularly.