November’s been a mixed bag. Festivities, work and kiddies commitments meant the blog routine was thrown off the rails! However the capsule wardrobe challenge’s turning out to be a great success so far:) I’m glad Jo (iCurvy) invited me to this challenge for the second year in a row, see how well she’s going here. This year my spring capsule wardrobe is proving to be delightfully versatile.It is indeed a well refined set for putting together smart casual outfits. Here’s presenting the first 10 smart casual outfits and a little something about each:
DAY 1:Pop of pattern and colour– You can never go wrong with quality neutral pieces and I’m glad I chose the ‘building blocks’ well, which means there is plenty of opportunity to splash around with colour and pattern using accessories.
Grey tee – Grab denim via Myer | Jeggings – Uniqlo | Scarf– David Jones for Juniors (believe it or not!) | Sandals – Florsheim (last season)
DAY 2: Black, khaki and structured accessories- What I love about a smart casual capsule wardrobe is the ease of dressing a look up or down! For an office day with meetings, all it took was a structured bag and black pumps to ‘seal the deal’
Broderie detail top– Jeanswest | Khaki jeggings– Uniqlo | Pumps – Hush Puppies | Bag– Hidesign (India) | Necklace– Oroton | Bracelet – David Jones jewellery
DAY3: Spring colours and flowing shape- For an instant lady like charm, it was this chartreuse midi skirt and blush peep toe pumps with a bit of fancy accessorizing! Melbourne Cup at work didn’t require much effort, honestly. And this has been the most popular #ootd on Facebook
Layered print tank – Jeanswest | Chartreuse midi skirt – JacquiE | Blush peep toes– Bonbons | Necklace– Country Road
DAY 4: Navy and black with stripes- The striped blazer is a highly recommended piece for a smart casual capsule wardrobe, it has magical abilities to lift an outfit. Like this one above, for that perfect first impression when seeing a client! No wonder it was the favourite #ootd on Instagram.
Navy marle tee – Sussan | Black jeggings– Sussan | Striped blazer– thrift store | Nude kitten heel pumps – Rock port | Necklace – Country Road | Bag– Coach
DAY 5 : Chambray and complimentary colours- Almost every capsule wardrobe I’ve seen suggests a chambray shirt as a mandatory piece and I couldn’t agree more. I could practically live in this particular chambray shirt, have you seen my stylist’s pick post on this chambray shirt here? The use of a complimentary accessory adds the perfect burst of colour, especially for a Spring look.
Chambray shirt – Kmart | Black jeggings – Sussan | Sandals – Florsheim | Cross body bag – Coach
DAY 6: Stripes, leopard print and denim jacket- 3 things that are evergreen, ever chic and when put together are just effortlessly stylish! Day 6 was an outfit for a laid back casual Friday.
Stripe tee– Sportscraft | Khaki jegging – Uniqlo | Denim jacket – Old Navy (US) | Leopard sandals – Windsor Smith
DAY 7: Leopard on neutrals- Saturday chores outfit made fun with some leopard print and the burgundy bag added the perfect statement.
Grey tee – Grab denim via Myer | Black jegging– Sussan | Leopard scarf – Sportsgirl | Sandals – Florsheim | Cross body bag – Marcs | Necklace – Country Road
DAY 9: Black and beige with a hint of print– Monday monochrome was right on point with my all time favourite combination that has another advantage, it makes you look oh-so polished!
Layered print tank – Jeanswest | Black jegging – Sussan | Necklace – Blush & Co | Nude kitten heel pumps– Rockport | Bag – Coach
DAY 10: Pink and leopard– The pink silk tank combined with leopard pint adds a touch of smart style to this Tuesday office outfit.
Pink silk tank– Sussan| Black jeggings – Sussan | Sandals – Windsor Smith| Bag – Coach
How do you like the looks so far? Love the idea of a CAPSULE WARDROBE? I’m sure this post can demonstrate how to make the most of well chosen pieces in a capsule collection.
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