I spent four days in California and three in Colorado in a mix of casual and business casual outfits pulled from one, small capsule.
After feeling uninspired by my business casual outfits earlier this month, I prescribed a capsule for myself over a seven-day trip. I started in Northern California, flew down to the LA area, and ended the week in Denver. During the weekdays, I gave seminars on creativity and innovation. On the weekend, I hung with my family, went thrifting, and visited Casa Bonita.
I kept this very small capsule interesting with pattern mixes and accessories: jewelry, belts, scarves, and a hat.
These are the capsule items:
Blazer (B Young)
Denim jacket (Jessica Simpson)
Long-sleeved tee (Jones New York)
Tee (Western Connection)
Tank (Old Navy)
Skirt (Carole Little)
Cropped pants (Banana Republic)
Hat (World Market)
Sunglasses (Marc Jacobs)
Belts – 2 (Hadley Pollet and thrifted)
Scarves – 2 (DSW and swap)
Necklaces – 2 (Zad and Banana Republic)
Earrings – 2 (Charming Charlie and World Market)
Tote (Nordstrom Rack)
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Pros: All the pieces were comfortable to wear. I loved getting to mix red and pink. Because my seminar topic was creativity, I felt comfortable indulging in some advanced pattern mixing.
Cons: I disliked constantly adjusting the belt with the floral skirt. The skirt’s waistband is a little large and the elastic is shot, so a belt is “required.” I don’t mind dealing with the belt once a week, but three times in seven days tested my patience. (I ditched the belt for the fourth wearing. I hid the elastic with my jacket and hoped nobody would be tempted to “pants” me.)
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