Happy Tuesday, ladies!
How are y’all? I’ve missed you! This past weekend, we were in Seattle for a wedding, and while it was blissful and relaxing, we had no internet where we stayed, and thus, my carefully laid blogging plans went out the window. Yesterday morning, as I got ready to put up this post, I discovered my hosting was down. Yikes! Thankfully it’s all fixed now, and I promise to make it up to you this week with a few extra fun posts.
We’ll cover the final ‘how to’ post in the How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe series (shopping tips & tricks!) before moving into examples of specific wardrobes next week. I’ve also got a pretty infographic to help you with your next closet clean out, and a fun surprise up my sleeve as well.
Now, on to RRR! If you’re new, Remix Rewear Restyle is a weekly challenge to shop your closet and show us how you style a certain piece. Don’t worry about being right or wrong- there aren’t any rules except to include a piece that fits the challenge. So go shop that closet and link up your look!
Today, we’re sharing the pieces we use in multiple ways. Maybe you have a button up that doubles as a cardigan, a dress that you can wear as a skirt, or a cardigan you can button up, tie around your waist, and wear as a skirt…kidding, but in all seriousness, someone recommended that in a book I read once.
As for my contribution today? I have a confession. I totally bombed packing for Seattle weather. My looks today comprise the worst capsule wardrobe I’ve ever come up with. Ironic, no? By sharing it, my hope is to encourage you if you’re still feeling stumped when it comes to the wardrobe department. Curating a great closet takes practice- and you still won’t always get it “right.”
The key is to learn from your mistakes. When something doesn’t turn out well, take the time to ask why, and figure out how to avoid the same situation in the future.
Where did I go wrong? My biggest error was not planning well for the forecast. It promised sunny skies and temps in the 70’s. It was sunny, but windy, and stayed in the 50’s and 60’s. And definitely not a Texas 50 or 60, either. Instead of being able to remix items like I’d planned, I pretty much wore the few shirts I brought in various layers every day. Thankfully, they’re some of my hardest working pieces, so I was able to make them look different each day, but I was still cold. Next time, I will pack more layers and a warmer coat. And tights. Definitely tights.
What I packed:
- black tee
- striped long sleeve sweater
- gray cardigan
- maroon blouse
- rain jacket
- leopard print scarf
- mint scarf
- dark wash jeans
- light wash jeans
- shift dress
- coco inspired jacket
- ballet flats
The outfit combinations I came up with:
- mint scarf + gray cardigan buttoned up and used as a sweater + light wash skinnies + ballet flats
- mint scarf + striped sweater + jacket + light wash skinnies + ballet flats
- leopard scarf + striped sweater + gray cardigan + jacket + dark wash skinnies + riding boots
- mint scarf + black tee + cardigan + light wash skinnies + ballet flats
- maroon blouse + coco inspired jacket + dark wash skinnies + ballet flats
- shift dress + coco inspired jacket + heels
- leopard scarf + black tee + gray cardigan + dark wash jeans + riding boots
I didn’t end up wearing the maroon blouse because the silky fabric felt so cold against my skin, and the ballet flats only made it out of the house once because my feet were freezing. Another sweater or a button up would have been a better choice.
This was a great reminder that while pieces may work in theory, it’s always best to be sure you choose practically. Lesson learned. :)
Your turn! Link up your take on this week’s challenge below.
I can’t wait to see what you creative beauties have come up with!
April 21: The Redress Challenge :: Repair : Give new life to a well-loved piece.
April 28: Spring transition pieces
Please leave your ideas for the May remixes below!
Also, I’d love some feedback on RRR.
Do you like that it’s on a Monday? Is there a day that would be better?
Is a weekly remix too tough for your schedule? Any other suggestions for making it better/more fun/etc.?
Want to see more remixes & get inspired to shop your closet?
View all our Remix Rewear Restyles here.
Shop Today’s Look
black tee: similar
striped long sleeve sweater: similar
gray cardigan: similar
maroon blouse: similar
rain jacket: similar
leopard print scarf: similar
mint scarf: similar
dark wash jeans: similar
light wash jeans: similar
shift dress: similar
coco inspired jacket: similar
ballet flats: similar