I've been wanting to experiment with some of my new purchases for a while now, but my mirror is awful, and it's been too hot to try on too many things anyway. Yesterday I bought a new mirror with a lockable jewelry cabinet, and it's a public holiday so, inspired my Angie's capsule post, I decided that there's no time like the present!
Some time ago I did a big wardrobe cleanout and I figured that I loved 3 different styles around which I could create capsules. There was:
1. Monochromatic/avante-garde (not easy for me to pull off avante-garde, but I love this look on others)
2. Vintage or vintage inspired.
3. Boho/boho lite
As much as possible, any new purchases had to fit within those themes. I'm still not perfect, but I think I'm making better choices. Most new purchases were bought in the past 6 or so months.
1-2 are vintage inspired; 3-11 are monochromatic; 12-15 are boho inspired; and the final 2 are a wildcard.
#1 New pants from Ruby Sees All, Zara top. The pants remind me of a 70s tablecloth...ugly yet somehow appealing.
#2 New ASOS wiggle dress. I have about 5 in a similar style, easy to wear and great for work.
#3. New top bought in Bali. Worn with a dark denim pencil skirt from Cotton On. New Kmart boots.
#4. New top from Myer. Worn with same skirt as 3.
#5. Very new net poncho worn over Helmut Lang Top and Valley Girl leggings. Kmart boots. I love this poncho and need to have more plays with it. By the look on my face, I'm not so confident about this look..lol.
#6. New Kmart tee $8!!, worn with Cotton on pencil skirt and new leopard print chunky wooden heel sandals from Wanted
#7. New Cotton On tee with Metalicus skirt, Motto belt and new Vionic runners
#8. White F21 pleather jacket over Bonds tank, Lee jeans, Peter Lang necklace (20 years old, found it while transferring things to my new jewelry cabinet), new RMK booties
#9. Same as 8 with new (Ebay) Sass and Bide jacket over
#10. New Zara shirt with newish Dion Lee for target pencil skirt, Kmart boots. I would love to wear this shirt to work half-tucked like this...I'm not sure though.
#11. Newish jumper (bought at end of season), same skirt as 10, shoes bought in Paris about 18 months ago.
#12. Newish Country Road jumper with Cotton On pencil skirt, Wanted lace-up sandals
#13. Newish Kmart top, Metalicus scarf, Lee jeans, new RMK boots
#14. Very new top bought from local designer (it was the colour and sleeves that I couldn't resist), black Lee jeans, RMK boots
#15. New Tigerlily jacket over Lee Jeans, Bonds tank and Vionic runners
#16-17. I fell in love with the colour and style of this skirt, and I hope I can make it work. Worn in first pic with Sass and Bide jacket and in second pic with new Tigerlily jacket. Target boots in both pics.
Thought and comments most welcome.
In particular, I would love to have your suggestions for ways to wear the net ponch in #5 and the blush skirt in #16-17.