Capsule #3 / Outfit 44
I started planning for my fall capsule wardrobe this weekend — yay! I started a little earlier than usual (my fall capsule starts October 1st) but I’m sure glad I did because I’ve run into something … unexpected.
My summer wardrobe came together lightning fast — from concept to hanging-in-my-closet, the whole process took about 6 days.
But my fall wardrobe? Well, so far I feel unsure of my style + unsure of how to pull together looks.
To try and remedy the problem, I started searching outside of myself: scrolling through Pinterest like a madwoman + scouring stores online. This brought on a slow frustration. Shopping without internal direction + vision is generally a bad idea. At least, for me.
I went to sleep last night feeling antsy. I’m supposed to know about style but I feel lost — what if I can’t pull it off?!
Today is a new day.
I’m hitting restart.
I’m turning inward. I’m embracing serenity + tuning out the noise + listening to my own compass.
By focusing on the girl inside the clothes — rather than the clothes themselves. How does she want to feel? What will she do for herself, for her people, for complete strangers?
Here’s how it looks for me:
How does fall Caroline want to feel?
Warm. Cozy. Welcoming. Thoughtful. Reflective. Appreciative.
What is fall Caroline doing?
Laughing. Hosting. Reading. Growing. Dwelling in whimsy + wonder. Being in love.
All these conjured up visions of oversized knit sweaters, comfy jeggings, warm color tones, and graphic tees paired with playful patters.
And even more important than clarity … serenity.
If you’re feeling frazzled about your style, like me, take a step away from the computer, away from the stores. Focus on the girl inside the clothes. Project yourself into the future. How do you want to feel? Chase that.
Skirt: Madewell (similar)
Shoes: J.Crew (similar for $9!)