July 2015 archive

A Dose of Dots

Neutrals are my jam right now. I found myself gravitating towards all neutrals with a few pops of color when putting together both my fall and winter capsule wardrobes. Although I’m not working with a strict capsule wardrobe right now, my style has remained about the same. Neutrals just make it so easy to put together easy stylish outfits, something I definitely needed during my spring internship and even now while working from home. I especially love patterned or textured neutral pieces like this dotted blazer and these gold snakeskin patterned flats.

Blazer, flats: Target / tank, ponte pants: Nordstrom Rack

A Dose of Capsule-Worthy Neutral Staples

While I’m still in love with the capsule wardrobe concept, I chose not to work with a strictly outlined wardrobe this spring and summer. Life just seemed a little too uncertain for me to commit to only wearing pre-selected pieces for three months. Between moving home to Portland and starting a new internship, I didn’t have a clear picture of what I needed in a capsule wardrobe.

Instead, I loosely gathered the items that were either part of my fall or winter capsules, a few pieces I frequently wore during past spring seasons and a handful of new pieces. I didn’t have any rules regarding the number of items and I didn’t restrict myself from accessing the rest of my closet. Although I mostly wore the pieces I initially picked out, having the freedom to grab other items gave me some piece of mind as the weather shifted and I navigated a new office culture. Neutral pieces like this olive anorak and lace top allowed me to play with a bit of style without standing out too much as the new intern.

Jacket: Nordstrom / lace top, ponte pants: Nordstrom Rack / boots: Kohl’s