I’m still planning my capsule wardrobe for Autumn 2016. I’ve made a mood board on Pinterest, cleared out and reorganised my stash, and defined my silhouettes. I made a mood board from the most essential items on my Pinterest board and a colour palette.
It’s handy to sum up my aesthetic for the season in one cohesive mood board, as well as the Pinterest collection. I store the mood board to my phone so that I can refer to it on the go. If I see a tempting fabric or accessory, I’ll look at my mood board and consider if it really fits in.
Key items include a velvet dress, lots of geometric prints, worn leather, green and flannel.
Sarai Mitnick breaks her capsule wardrobe colours into neutrals, near neutrals and accent colours; selecting 7 colours. I picked some colours from my key winter palette and some from my accent colours, tweaking them a little, to come up with a palette of eight colours. The Marigold is a little more muted than my summer version and the burnt orange is a new colour to my wardrobe. I will wear colours other than these, but I will use these colours as guiding lights to select my fabrics, shoes and accessories, this season.
I found this combination of fabrics while clearing out my stash and loved the colours together. It really inspired me. Isn’t playing with fabric great?
I have also made a wish list of the things that I am either craving or missing form my wardrobe this season. This will help with the next part of the capsule wardrobe challenge; Planning the pieces.
- Waterproof boots or shoes for the autumn rain
- Tall riding boots that give me ankle and calf definition. May have slight heel. These will be my biggest investment of the year. I want them to be wearable for many years.
- Rain proof coat or cape
- Comfy smocks/tunics
- Long sleeve jersey tops that can be worn on their own, not just under clothing (won’t show too many lumps and bumps)
- Cosy coats
- Checked flannel
- Khaki, burnt orange, olive
- Boiled wool jersey for easy coats
- Hand-made patterns in prints and textures
- Tights in rich colours to match my boots and shoes
- Party outfit for December
- Glorious accessories
Even if you aren’t going whole hog with designing a capsule palette, making a season wish list is a good idea. What’s on your wish list? What have I forgotten?