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Capsule Wardrobe: Week 1 Outfits

June 28, 2017

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 one, so you can get a sense of how this whole thing is working.

Before I jump into sharing what I wore during the first week of my summer capsule, can I take a moment to say posing for these photos was way harder than I anticipated. Friends, I am not cool. I know this. And after you see my collection of quasi-awkward poses, you will know this as well.

But alas, here we go…

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 first week, I ended up wearing 11 of the items. So far, I’m loving how this is going — I’m still really happy when I look at my closet, and for the most part, I picked out what I was going to wear each day the night before, which saved me time.

Summer Capsule Wardrobe – Week 1

Day 1Activities: I went to church and then later to an outdoor birthday celebration.
Wearing: The dress is from Target (old), and the sandals are from a boutique in Jamaica. This ring and this bracelet.

Day 2Activities: Meetings and work at the office.
Wearing: This dress and these sneakers.

Day 3Activities: Working from home before hanging out with Jordan’s family for dinner.
Wearing: White tee (similar), these distressed denim shorts, these sandals.

Day 4
Activities: Work in the office and an evening picnic with my mom in Central Park.
Wearing: Black tank (similar), black joggers (similar), these sneakers, bracelets from India and St. Thomas.

Day 5
Activities: Taking Jameson to the children’s museum, chasing after him.
Wearing: Shirt from Anthropologie (old), these jeans, these sneakers.

Day 6
Activities: A little work, a lunch date with Jordan, and a pedicure.
Wearing: Dark chambray dress from J. Crew (similar), denim jacket from J. Crew (old), sandals from boutique in Jamaica, bag by Marc Jacobs (old).

Day 7
Activities: Meet-up at a coffee shop with some women from church, errands with Jameson, at home relaxing.
Wearing: This gray t-shirt, these jeans, these sneakers, this hat.

And there you have it! Week One of 30 days in the books. Any questions or thoughts?

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  • Reply
    Erinn D
    June 28, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Glad week one went well. Just have some fun in the mirror working on your poses and they won’t be so awkward :-) You’ve got this!

  • Reply
    Sherita Brown
    June 28, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Looking great! I still trying to figure out how to do this.

    • Reply
      Jessica Rice
      June 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks! What are you finding to be the toughest part?

  • Reply
    June 28, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I’m still aspiring to be a minimalist, thanks for the encouragement. Your poses are fine — we get the idea. Thanks Jess!

  • Reply
    June 28, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    I love Week One! You look fabulous, Jess!

  • Reply
    June 29, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    I love love this! Looking forward to next week’s! How long did it take to do the capsule? I want to try it, especially since I am always reorganizing my closet :)

    • Reply
      Jessica Rice
      July 3, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks, Sherri! It took me about 3-4 hours to really pull things out of my closet, pick what I wanted to keep, and pack other things away.

  • Reply
    June 29, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Inspired!!! ❤️

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