First thing: Autumn is here and it’s awesome! It is by far my most favorite season for dressing up and – confession time – I have been looking forward to putting together a capsule for this season the most by far!
In this post I am going to talk to you about my planning proces + goals + a little bit about my budget and shopping, which has changed a little since the last two seasons.
Having two capsules under my belt means I have had two really different experiences of putting a capsule together. I love that about this experiment – you get multiple chances to tweak and hone and start all over again 🙂
This time, my prep was a little bit of both worlds: visuals + keywords.
My key words/vibe for this season’s capsule? A little bit vintage + edgy/cool + classic / preppy minimalism. Yep, some potential contradictions there, but I’m not sweating it – there’s room for different styles in my wardrobe this season 🙂
Number wise, my autumn capsule is a little larger than my summer capsule with 33 items. I may invest in a few more items as the season goes on, but for the most part I am interested in keeping my wardrobe at around this number.
I spent around 200 euros for my entire autumn wardrobe which yikes – is a lot, but also involved things like shoes and higher quality sweaters – things I will be wearing for seasons to come, so this number is alright for me 🙂
1 | Try out a cool/edgy style for ten days by doing a 10×10. This time, I intend to fully commit to that edgy/cool style I really want to try out – and a 10×10 sounds like the perfect time to fully commit 🙂 I’m so excited for this one!
2 | Plan out my outfits. Taking that extra time to plan out + style my outfits for the week will hopefully lead to more interesting and stylish combinations – and I won’t get that feeling of untapped potential at the end of the season.
3 | Tone down on my shopping. I have a few winter investments coming up – like a good winter coat and some new Vans, so this one doesn’t mean that I won’t be doing any shopping at all, but I really want to try to keep my shopping low and to use more of what I already own to see what the gaps in my wardrobe really are, rather than feel overwhelmed by a multitude of clothes and options.
4 | Try a new format of keeping track of my style this season. I write on this blog to keep track of my changes + thoughts on fashion as they happen, but as visuals speak louder than words, I am going to take pictures of my outfits for the first time and yipes – I am so nervous and excited about this!
And there you have it!
Pst – Since I am halfway through my year of capsuling, I am doing a Q + A soon where I’ll share some of my insights + experiences of the last half year + what I would love to focus on for the next part of the year. Anything I can’t miss out on – I’d love to hear!