I’m just about to start the Fall Capsule Wardrobe Challenge. Of course, while I pick out 30 clothing items that are supposed to last me through Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s currently 90 degrees. Not helpful at all!!
I hate to complain about the heat. I really do. I know in February, it will be freezing cold, windy, and schools will be canceling left and right. When we are in the middle of the brutal cold, I’ll be ready for sunshine, flowers, and warmer temps. But for now……………….
For some people Fall is their favorite season. Some people love Spring the best. My favorite season is the one that allows me to open the windows. I live for days when I can have the windows open all day and night. Bliss!! It drives my husband bananas!!!
Right now, I’m hoping that when Fall finally does come to Tennessee, it will stay cool. Otherwise, I might have to alter my capsule wardrobe slightly. I really don’t want to do that.
As I pick items that will be in my capsule, versatility is so important. Everything has to be able to be worn with several other items.
Two of the core items from my capsule will be this pretty floral skirt and this bright blue sweater.
Florals are very big this fall. That’s so exciting. We usually only see dark and dull colors for Fall and Winter. Floral prints are so cheerful. And this season flowers are everywhere. We are seeing flowers on sweaters, pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, and even shoes. Everything is coming up roses (literally) this winter.
This particular floral skirt is from my closet (from Stitch Fix) but I found a few great options to help you put together a similar look.
I love a skirt that hits right at the knee. That’s a really safe length for any occasion. Too much below the knee and it can look dowdy and aging. Too much above the knee and it can be difficult to move around, get in and out of the car, etc. without the skirt creeping up too far when you least expect it.
I paired my floral skirt with a lovely sweater from Banana Republic. It comes in several colors. I chose Royal Blue. It’s a little out of my comfort zone, but I wanted something bright and cheerful for winter.
It’s a crew neck which makes it perfect for jewelry, a scarf or under a jacket. My favorite thing about this sweater is the ruffle cuff detail. It makes it a little different but not too WOW that it can’t be worn with a 100 different bottoms.
I love a WOW piece, but if it can only be worn one or two ways, then it seems like a waste of money to me.
The care label says dry clean. I don’t mind occasionally dry cleaning. But, normally sweaters don’t need to dry cleaned every time they are worn. Air them out (hanging by themselves out in the open for a day or two) after each wearing and you can stretch out the dry cleaning to only a couple of times over the winter.
You can find my boots here. Tall boots are perfect for this look and for winter, but heels, flats, or short boots would work too.
There are so many floral options out there for you to be right on trend this Fall and Winter!!
If you like this look, here is another of my favorite combinations from my capsule wardrobe.
God Bless you!!
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