I recently put together a summer capsule wardrobe, packing away 75% of my closet and committing to only wear the items in my capsule for 30 days. Today I’m sharing an update on what I wore during week two, so you can get a sense of how this whole thing is working.
As a reminder, here’s everything that’s in my capsule (some of my actual items vary slightly). I have a total of 38 items in my summer capsule, and for the second week, I wore 15 of the items. Even after getting through the second week, there are still items I’ve yet to wear, so I’m feeling optimistic about making it through the 30 days easily. I’m still enjoying the capsule, and perhaps the biggest benefit has been the commitment to not shop during this time.
More than saving money, not shopping is saving me time. There are way too many times when I browse clothes online and typically don’t end up buying anything, and it ends up being a major time suck. Knowing I can’t buy anything keeps me off of clothing websites, even as those promotions for ‘30% off’ hit my inbox.
So let’s take a look at Week 2…
Summer Capsule Wardrobe – Week 2
Day 1Activities: Church followed by some chill time at home. [Note: Jameson clearly wanted in on the photo taking.]
Wearing: This dress and these huaraches, which take me back to being seven-years-old at Disney Land. Earrings from India.
Day 3Activities: On this day, it was hot as all get out, and I worked from home all day. I may or may not have put on pants at all, but for the sake of the photo, this pretty much captures it.
Wearing: Black tank (similar), these distressed demin shorts, and these sandals.
Day 4Activities: Meetings and work in the office; lunch with a friend.
Wearing: Denim tank top (similar), high rise jeans, these huaraches, this bag, these bracelets, necklace from a boutique in D.C., belt from Target (old), and Michael Kors watch (old).
Day 5Activities: Hanging with Jameson at the park; Bible study in the evening.
Wearing: Pink tank (similar), these mom jeans, and these sneakers. Necklace from Forever 21 (old). Bracelet from St. Thomas. Earrings from Stella + Dot (old).
Day 6Activities: Exploring City Island with Jordan.
Wearing: Navy jumpsuit (similar), denim jacket from J. Crew (old), and sandals from a boutique in Jamaica, bracelets and earrings from India.
Day 7Activites: A meeting with some leaders from church in the morning, checking out a festival in the neighborhood, babysitting our friends’ adorable son. If you’re keeping up with these weekly updates, you may have noticed that I basically wore this same outfit, but with Birkenstocks and different accessories during Week 1. It’s a favorite.
Wearing: White tee (similar), these distressed denim shorts, and these sneakers. Earrings were made by a friend.
And that’s Week Two in the books! Any thoughts? Favorites? Questions?