AVENUE32 CAPSULE WARDROBE: Leather Shoulder Bag | Grey Tee | Pale Blue Tee | Mustard Jumper
Grey Cashmere Jumper | Ecru Cable Knit Jumper | Burgundy Raglan Jumper | Brown Raglan Jumper
Leather Motorcycle Jacket | Distressed Jeans | Boyfriend Jeans | Black Skinny Jeans
Red Cashmere Cardigan | Suede Wool Cardigan | Tan Nappa Shearling Coat | Grey Wool Blazer
Black Leather Moto Boots | Black Over the Knee Boots | Black Backpack | Cognac Leather Belt
In a nutshell, this wishlist is the fashion equivalent of my interior boards on Pinterest. It’s a realistic look at what my closet would look like if I had the money and willingness to splurge and make it the closet I really want. It’s what my closet would look like if I were a character in a movie, too, and let’s be real, even if I can’t put my finger on any specific ones, movies — rom coms — are definitely an influence here. But so is knowing myself — knowing how picky I am about jeans, and that I’ll never wear skirts or dresses in the winter because I can’t stand tights, and that I walk a lot and I’ve given up on heels. It’s knowing I favor neutrals that aren’t nudes but still want a bit of color, selectively, and I’m easily cold and need thick sweaters and cardigans to cozy up in at home. It’s knowing how much I love looking put together without looking fancy, because fancy makes me feel self-conscious about my face, and like I should be making an effort with makeup, and that’s how I end up not wearing things. It’s knowing I’ll reach for the leather jacket (black or otherwise; the one featured here from BLK DNM comes in several colors, including emerald) time and time again because it makes me feel a little bit like I’m cosplaying.
It’s knowing I default to a few pieces and I’m okay mixing and matching because it’s what I’ve done all my life, and anyway, I like clothes to be a comfort — I like having favorites and wearing them because I already know I’ll feel good in them.
Avenue 32 carries a selection of products that fit all these bills, and it was a lovely, wistful experience putting a closet together with them. Of course this board can be used as inspiration if you have a tighter budget, as well. I would also add a few basic long-sleeve t-shirts to the mix to wear under the jumpers, something like this or this, just in case the fabric bothers me, but I couldn’t find anything basic enough on Avenue 32 — though some of the tops they carry look amazing for summer. Just not squeezed under a jumper for comfort. ;) I’d also add a pair of tan brogues to go with the coat and belt — a pair like this.
Have you given any thought to capsule wardrobes? What rules would/do you go by to build your own?
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