Friday, February 12, 2016
20x21 Day 5
Fred Meyer Scarf / Wool Cape Coat (thrifted) / Coach Leather Bag (consignment)
Helmut Lang Coat (consignment)
Free People Sweater (ebay)
Rag and Bone Jeans (thrifted)
I'm really happy stuff like outwear wasn't included in the mini capsule - the temps can go up and down so much in Alaska that you might be fine with a light wool coat one day and then the next morning you wake up and it's -15f and you need a heavier coat. This wool cape coat I thrifted quite a while back and it's SUCH a beautifully made coat, the cut is just so well done. It's quite warm and so voluminous that I can layer up pretty easily. However, this is capsule wardrobe challenge so I'm going to try to only use 3 different coat and just a few bags. I felt like 3 coats was really the smallest I could pare it down to, the aforementioned temp changes mean I need to dress for the weather. And at the end of the day, that's what a capsule wardrobe is suppose to be able, dressing for your life and cutting out the impractical.
I felt really good about this outfit, this sweater is one of my favorites. I saw it some months ago and it was just the perfect drapey cut. I looked around and tried to find a sweater I liked more but nothing had the right cut, material or look. I found this one ebay for quite a bit less than the retail price and so far it's proven to be the perfect sweater for me.