This week's prompt is about spring transitions -- that is, how we're wearing items from our winter wardrobes in new ways for spring.
My spring capsule contains 17 items carried over from my winter capsule. Here they are:
Here in Seattle, we tend to have mild, rainy winters followed by cool, wet springs. Or to put it another way, the weather...is really pretty much the same in spring as it is in winter. Okay, yes, I'm exaggerating a little bit (and this past winter was an unusually warm one, which is probably obscuring the seasonal difference in my mind). But in general, because of my lizard-bloodedness I'm likely to be wearing layers and warm sweaters on most days until...oh, the end of May or so.
In fact, that's one of the reasons the capsule wardrobe approach appeals to me. By varying my color palette during the cooler seasons, winking items in and out of my active wardrobe, I can create a sense of seasonal transition and variety even though I'm wearing pretty much the same outfit formulas for 9 or 10 months straight. So right now, rather than figuring out how to transition items from my winter wardrobe for warmer weather, I'm experimenting with putting items in a different context to make them feel new.
That's the theory anyway, and I have to say that so far I'm having fun playing with this. Here are a few examples:
First, my goes-with-just-about-everything Aran cardigan. In winter:
|gray tall boots | gray skinny jeans | lavender cashmere tee | ivory Aran cardi|
Russian silver earrings | abalone ring | photo-print scarf
|gray tall boots | gray skinny jeans | eyelet-trim Breton tee|
ivory Aran Cardi | voile infinity scarf
|tan clogs | medium-wash skinny jeans | fuchsia layering sweater | ivory Aran cardi|
agate ring | abalone ring | garnet earrings | teacup-print scarf
|red peep-toe clogs | medium-wash skinny jeans | Breton tee|
ivory Aran cardi | ladybug socks :-) | coral ombre scarf
My black skirted leggings are a go-to weekend piece for me almost year-round. Here's how I wore them in winter:
|black casual tall boots | black skirted leggings | fuchsia layering tee | burgundy long cardi|
wedding rings necklace | pink pearl drop earrings | abalone ring
|black ankle boots | black skirted leggings | gray scoopneck layering tee | navy argyle cardi|
gray pearl earrings | green stone ring | silver salmon ring | coral ombre scarf
|black dressy tall boots | black tights | black jersey dress | fair isle cardi|
black/silver bangle | agate ring | blue stone earrings
|black ankle boots | black tights | black jersey dress|
lavender cardi | butterfly hoop earrings | braided metal bracelet