Capsule Wardrobe Challenge – The Staycation Edit.

Green Jacket - part of a suit from Retreat Vintage, mustard blouse from Wild Daisy Vintage, blue pleated skirt Lulu Vintage and Gucci-esque dress from Attik House Clearance.

With all the talk of fast fashion and finding alternatives to buying endless items of clothes that ultimately end up in landfill I have decided to do a mini capsule wardrobe for a week to see how many outfits I can create from 10 items I already own.

I have a vast wardrobe and if I am honest I don’t NEED anymore clothes but as with most of the female population I LOVE clothes and pieces do find there way into my wardrobe.  In my credit 90% of my clothes are from charity and vintage shops so I feel that is allowed!!

Many of the capsule wardrobe plans I have seen are quite neutral and safe – I wanted to show my version that is all about colour and pattern.

The week that I have chosen is a holiday week so there will be lots of opportunities to wear fabulous outfits including a 2 day London adventure, days out, a day at work – now I an working as Visual Merchandiser for a local charity – I am free from the black uniform that usually is the rule for retail, and then at the end of a week a wedding for a fabulous friend in the local park.

We are planning an actual holiday rather than a staycation later in the year so that will be another capsule challenge to get mine and the hubby’s clothes into the normal luggage allowance for budget airlines!!

It was quite a hard task to choose just 10 items – I have cheated a little and included 2 suits but they are two of my favourite items and I don’t get to wear them very often – so cut a girl some slack!!

Of course there will be shoes, bags and if the good old British weather is as unpredictable as it usually is there may have to be a coat added but wishful thinking I won’t have to add one in!!

So here are some of the pieces that I will be styling up for my week in a wardrobe – The Holiday Edit.

Green Jacket – part of a suit from Retreat Vintage, mustard blouse from Wild Daisy Vintage, blue pleated skirt Lulu Vintage and Gucci-esque dress from Attik House Clearance.

 

Mustard blouse as before and the exact same purple version from Sue Ryder Vintage!!

 

 

The other suit – bought from Ebay.

 

 

One of my favourite ever – Carrie inspired skirt from Retreat Vintage and a classic white shirt from Jaeger.

 

Just in case it is a little chilly a sweater from Wild Daily Vintage – in the hot colour for Spring.

Make sure you keep up with all my outfits on my Instagram feed and I will do a post with all the outfits when the week is over.  I really enjoyed choosing pieces to wear and think that I will have to do more over the next few months – it is fantastic way to use what you already own and makes you think of ways to make the most of your wardrobe.

 

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