Wow! The response to my year of capsule wardrobing has been so exciting, thank you all so much for following along. It feels like I just picked my fall capsule wardrobe, but the time has already come for an update!
Originally, I was going to simply add (and subtract) to my fall capsule as the weather got colder and have it take me through the end of the year. But a few things have happened since then!
First, and I discussed this a bit on Instagram, but I just really miss wearing a lot of my cold-weather clothing. Living in Connecticut means I have a lot of clothing for fall and winter, and I wanted to revisit all those items and intentionally choose what to keep and what to add. So this weekend I took everything off my clothing rack and started over.
Additionally, I have a few partnerships for the holiday season that I wanted to work into a new capsule wardrobe, which I want to be open about. It feels a little strange to be so direct about partnerships, because as a capsule wardrobe creator, “fewer better” is my ethos. And, there is a fine line I need to walk between everyday content and paid work. But after 18 months of very few brand collaborations (that is, work that I am compensated for), I am excited to have opportunities to again support some of my writing as a business endeavor. I am thankful for the brands who have stuck by me (like VETTA, ABLE and Faire Collection) and new brands that have brought me on as a collaborator (like Unsubscribed).
And lastly, but most importantly, this capsule is because some of you have asked for a winter capsule. I care a lot about your opinions and want to make sure I deliver on the content you want.
So, welcome to my surprise winter capsule, which will take me through…I don’t know when. Until I get the itch to rework it, I suppose! And as always, some changes or modifications may occur (I already know of an upcoming launch that is really exciting, but I can’t disclose it yet!)
This capsule wardrobe is all about textures and warmth – fuzzy sweaters, practical denim. Anything I could see myself taking a winter stroll in, cup of coffee in hand. I’ve also included pieces that work well for the office, as I have a hybrid work policy now. I can wear jeans to work, so that makes things a bit easier.
Advocate [The Label] Tee (gifted): Proceeds from the sale of this tee provide direct support to victims of human trafficking, including shelter, trauma-informed therapy and paths to education and employment.
Unsubscribed Crewneck Sweater in gray (gifted – it is also more taupe, in my opinion)
Unsubscribed Cotton Cashmere Polo Sweater Dress in black (I love that polos are trending! They still feel very classic to me).
Update as of 11.18.2021: VETTA Capsule Boyfriend Shirt Dress in black (gifted)
American Giant No B.S. Kick Flare (formerly the ponte kick flare; gifted) 20% off your American Giant order with code KELLIE.
American Giant No B.S. Legging (gifted) 20% off your American Giant order with code KELLIE.
That’s 19 pieces – that leaves plenty of room for any other decisions (I usually do 30 pieces for 3 months). I know I’m going to add a couple more sweaters, I just couldn’t decide today! I also could use a blouse or two, not just sweaters and layering tees. But let’s start where we are, and then see what we need!
I hope you’re as excited as I am to keep the capsule wardrobe journey going.