Monday, September 7, 2015

Capsule Wardrobe: 12 pieces - 23 outfits

One of my followers recently wrote to me and explained that she was expecting her third child in a few months and was needing a whole new wardrobe for her post-baby body. She doesn't have a big budget for clothes and asked me to do a capsule wardrobe for moms in order to give her ideas to expand her wardrobe inexpensively. I gladly accepted her challenge and hope this can give her and other readers some good ideas on stretching their budget and wardrobe!

First off, some of you may be wondering, "what is the purpose of a capsule wardrobe?" It's when you have a collection of clothes that can be mixed and matched in multiple ways to adapt to different seasons and events. This makes getting dressed in the morning less time consuming and will help you save money on clothes without compromising your style.

With this capsule wardrobe, I used 12 articles of clothing, not including shoes, or accessories(scarves, belts, necklaces, watches) and made 23 different outfits! I'm sure these 12 pieces could make more outfits, especially if you added more accessories.

I'll link up all of the main clothing items below!

Capsule wardrobe staples:(These are affiliate links)
-2 striped tees (Old Navy, Old Navy
-Floral print shirt (Similar,Similar, Similar, Similar)
-Blush tee (Old Navy)
-Chambray shirt (Kohl's)
-Embroidered shirt (Similar, Similar)
-Basic white shirt (Downeast Basics)
-Cardigan (Target)
-Black pencil skirt (SimilarSimilarSimilar)
-Striped Dress (Old Navy)
 -Jeans (Old Navy)
 -White pants (Old Navy)
Shoes (not included in the 12 staples):
-Roxy Shoes (Exact)
-Nude wedge (Kohl's)
-Black bootie (Dr. Scholl's)
-Leopard shoes (Similar, Similar)

Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing all of the outfits with you. This Wednesday I'll be sharing all of my outfits I made with these white pants! Follow along on any of these social media sites to get new ideas!
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  1. Hi Lindsey, I just came across your blog from a blog link up. I'm also doing a capsule wardrobe series. Your outfits look great! I can't wait to see your actual posts.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I will be checking out your capsule wardrobe today! How fun!

  2. So fun! And what a challenge. Such a great way to get maximum use out of your clothing pieces! I can't wait to see all the outfits up close!
    Thanks so much for linking up with our Tuesday Fashion Party Link-Up!

  3. What a neat idea, I love the turnout. How thoughtful of you to do this with a reader in mind, hopefully she gathered some great ideas.
    Thanks for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
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    1. I love getting post ideas from readers because they are getting content that really applies to them!