Thursday, 10 September 2015

Capsule Wardrobe ⁸

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My latest Capsule Wardrobe post is long overdue. I promised you the second version of my Capsule Wardrobe for summer, July-September, but never did end up sharing it with you here. The truth is, I didn't end up devising or using the planned capsule as I had thought I would. My usual routine changed massively this summer, I took voluntary redundancy at my long time job of 20 years, had a few weeks off, changed gyms, went to Italy on holiday and had interviews to successfully land a job in a role I am really passionate about.

As a result of this change to my usual daily routine and therefore usual wardrobe routine, I decided not to put any energy into forming a Capsule Wardrobe for the summer season. I spent a lot of time at home or in the gym on those six weeks between jobs, without any need to get fully ready in one of my usual going to work outfits. Likewise, dressing for a hot country when I went to Italy for a week is not the norm for me, so the clothes I took weren't any I would get to wear too much in real life, outside of that trip.

So my intention now is to focus on the next season (my favourite season incidentally and the easiest to dress for, in my opinion!), October-December. I have bought a few new items, have a couple on my wish list to buy still and am again very excited to be back into a daily routine of going to work everyday, even better that this is a job that allows a more casual and/or creative way of dressing. For the first time in a long time I am out of the corporate environment and working in a job where I am able to dress however I want.

So that is my update and where I am with the concept of the Capsule Wardrobe. I didn't want you to think I had completely given up on it, I still like the idea of a capsule. It helps to keep me focussed and not buy cheap impulse buys but rather thoughtfully ponder good quality items that I will get a lot of wear out of.

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