I posted recently about how to create a capsule wardrobe; I thought that maybe you’d like to see a concrete example. Presenting: Pauline’s Winter 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Review!

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I chose these pieces because I was already wearing them regularly. They’re comfortable and easy to layer if the temperature drops below 20 degrees.

winter 2017 capsule wardrobe

4 dresses, 3 tops, 2 cardigans, 2 jeans, 3 leggings. Not pictured: a cream lightweight sweater I added when I decided it worked well for layering.

Factors I had to consider: weather (about 35-45 F during the day, with frequent rain; sometimes we get snow), versatility (lots of bold colors here – how well do they combine?), and occasion (must be suitable/comfortable for work, school, and home).

What I Thought

This was fun! I haven’t been good about keeping track of what combinations I wear, but it’s much easier to choose an outfit with limited choices. After sketching out on paper some of the outfits I could form with my 15 pieces, I came out somewhere around 40 outfits. I’m sure there’s a mathematical formula I could figure out to calculate the total (that also takes into consideration the fact that I wouldn’t wear my olive green with my navy blue) but I haven’t figured it out yet.

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Verdict: I’m totally doing this for spring!

Have you done a capsule wardrobe before? What did you think? What would you do differently?

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