Capsule wardrobe fail?


I’ve been doing my capsule wardrobe for a couple of weeks now.  In theory, I thought I’d be able to just go to my closet and pair a top with some bottoms and be on my merry way.  But that’s not how it worked out this particular morning.

I had cleaned out my closet and stored the clothes I wasn’t currently wearing in the extra bedroom.  I call those my reserves clothes.  I decided to try and wear one of the skirts from there and I was going to pair it with an olive green shirt that was currently in my closet.  It didn’t work.  The shirt was too long and when I tucked it in, well, that didn’t work for me either.

I pulled out the tank top that I normally wear with it but that top is pretty clingy and that would have been okay but it felt extra clingy.  I then tried on an olive green shirt dress but it wasn’t doing it for me either.  I typically wear that dress during the fall/winter and so I guess in my mind I feel like it’s not the right season for the dress so I put it back as well.

So with the skirt and dress back into the reserves pile,  I paired my white capris with this bright spring top.

This got me to thinking about clothes and what season they are.  Most of my clothes can work year round but there are some definite pieces that I feel work better in different seasons.  I figure I will put this particular top away during the fall/winter and of course pull out that olive green dress at that time.

I guess it’s not fair to say that it was a capsule wardrobe fail but more like a redefining of the expectations of my clothes and the season they fit in.

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa


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