After I went through my closet, my planning phase began. This time I was a little more confident in what I was doing, but I found it a little more difficult, too. I looked over my Spring posts, paying special attention to the lessons learned, and decided what to change and what to keep the same.
For Spring I had three colors and one neutral. I found that there were too many items that didn’t go with other clothes, which defeats the purpose of having a capsule in the first place. This time I switched it: I went with three neutrals, one main color, and one accent color. I hope this time it’s going to be a bit more cohesive.
Here’s what I came up with:
3 neutrals: black, white, and denim (I know, denim’s not a color, but you get the idea)
Main color: red
Accent color: purple
I chose those based on the summer clothes I already had, and used it as a guide while I shopped. My goal was to end up with thirty-seven pieces:
9 pairs of shoes
I like having a plan when I shop. This is why I love this approach so much.
The shopping was a bit more fun, because I shopped mostly online. Macy’s has a good returns policy, so I didn’t worry too much about ordering “hard to fit” items. It turned out well. I supplimented at Maurices, Carsons, Walmart, and TJ Maxx. There were times when I had a specific item in mind but just couldn’t find it online or at any store, so I adjusted my wants, and I’m pretty happy with what I’ve ended up with.
Tomorrow will be day one of my new capsule! I’m eager to get started.