Saturday, 29 November 2008

My final Capsule Wardrobe List

I have finalised my Capsule Wardrobe List for next week.

For anyone new to the blog, the challenge is to devise a Monday - Friday wardrobe from 10 items.
You can also have one coat, five accessories (excluding rings if they are normally worn every day) and one bag.
Hosiery and underwear does not count.
Workout gear does not have to be counted but only if used for working out.

1. Gap jeans
2. Black Skirt
3. Multi-coloured dress
4. Cream long sleeve top
5. Red Long sleeve top
6. Black Tank/Vest
7. Red Blouse (you haven't seen this yet)
8. Red Shoes (new eBay arrival)
9. Brown Sparkly Shoes
10. Brown Boots

Coat - Blue Wool Jacket with Faux Fur Collar

Five Accessories
1. Gold ear-rings
2. Brown and gold scarf
3. Red Scarf
4. Black and red spotted bag (purse)
5. Brown scarf


notSupermum said...

Well done - I'm still struggling to decide on items. I'll have it sorted by tomorrow though!

mothertoall said...

i'm so confused...I am a SAHM and just getting dressed in the morning is a chore, especially if we're not going anywhere. any advice?
I don't like sitting in my jammies until 10 minutes before my hubby gets home, but I think this challenge is more of a challenge because I don't have many clothes and its COLD here .

K.L.R. (aka Kayleigh) said...

Jane, your list sounds so interesting -- can't wait to see how you put it all together :)

Mothertoall -- I'm sure Jane has great advice, but as the mom of two young kids myself I just had to respond when I read your comment. I soooo relate to what you are saying. I don't know how old your kids are (mine are 7 & 2) but the younger they are the harder it is, no question.

I think you can have a sort of wardrobe hierarchy -- clothes you stay home in & clothes you go out in, with the SAH clothes being a step up from PJ's but still comfy & practical. Find some REALLY comfortable jeans, some nice yoga pants and a few long sleeve shirts & cardigans that can be your hang around the house stuff. Make sure it's easily washable, too. The less schlumpy I dress while at home the better over all I feel. I then choose nicer clothes to go out in...adding to my multi functional wardrobe.

Don't know if that I said, I'm sure the ever stylish Jane has some great advice too -- and check out other blogs -- there's lots of us SAHM's out here :)

Jane said...

sahm - I look forward to it.
Mothertoall - I agree with everything Kayleigh has said.
My children are now 8, 11, 13 and 17 but for many years I had babies and toddlers. After my second was born I worked 2-3 days a week until they all went to school and now I work five days - two long ones (7 - 5) out of the house and 3 at home 9-3) during school hours.
When I work from home I never feel tempted to sit in PJs anymore ( I have done it in the past) because I feel so much better prepared for what the day throws at me if I am dressed.
Kayliegh ha smade some great suggestions. Start with a couple of pairs of jeans, some long t-shirts to layer and maybe a coupel of cardigans or a faux fur gilet. Add a couple of brightly coloured scarves which mix and match with the t-shirts, a pair of comfortable flats (boots or shoes) and it is almost as comfy as a pair of PJs and soo much warmer!
Please join us.

Jane said...

Sorry I meant nsp not sahm.

mothertoall said...

thanks for all the great advice. I suppose the bigger issue is not being able to find pants/ jeans that work with my short waistedness(is that a word?)
everything makes me look like my waist is up under my bust....and so I just don't even own a pair of jeans right now....
or even pants that fit for that matter...LOL

Paul Gallagher said...

Hi mothertoall - How about trying long skirts. I find them as useful as jeans.

mothertoall said...

funny you would mention skirts.....other than a pair of yoga pants, thats what I've been wearing lately....but probably not the most flattering...LOL....its a long denim skirt that I think might be too long for my 5'4" frame.

a cat of impossible colour said...

Hi Jane! I'm sorry, I don't think I'm going to be able to do this this week ... I have a bunch of Christmas dos to go to, and I want to keep all my options open! I would like to do it at some stage soon, though, so will be sure to let you know and link to the challenge when I do.

Good luck!

Sheila said...

I'm so excited! I am going to go plan all my outfits for work right now.

However, as we are in holiday party season, and I have a formal holiday event to go to this week (I have to wear a long gown), pretty please, Jane, may I be excused from having to include my formal oufit and accessories in this challenge? It's on Friday night.

I had already planned to include another holiday event (a dinner) in my challenge, but trying to fit a formal event into this is nearly impossible!

Thanks for excluding workout wear (I am also counting my backpack as part of my workout wear, as I only use it for transporting my lunch and clothes to work and back).

My co-workers are going to be shocked that I'll be wearing the same clothes to work all week, not to mention only 2-3 pairs of shoes!

Jane said...

Andrea - have a great week and I'm sure there will be another one.
Sheila - the challenge finishes at 5pm - the end of the working week so no problems although I owuld have allowed it anyway!

Anonymous said...

I'm a little late to the game but I want to try this too. I'm looking forward to the challenge.

I'll post my capsule to my blog later tonight.