How I Mixed and Matched 3 Weeks of Outfits From My Capsule Closet

17 outfits, from 36 core pieces.
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Mila Hoops, Madewell Tee, Vintage Levi's (from Virgo, in Downtown L.A.)* (similar here), Jenni Kayne Slides, Sezane Wallet (similar here), BITE Custom Lipstick (similar here)

Mila Hoops, Madewell Tee, Vintage Levi's (from Virgo, in Downtown L.A.)* (similar here), Jenni Kayne Slides, Sezane Wallet (similar here), BITE Custom Lipstick (similar here)

A few weeks ago, I overhauled my closet from scratch: I culled approximately 90% of my clothes (which I'm selling on Poshmark here) then painstakingly organized my existing clothes and purchased a few pieces to create a capsule daily wardrobe out of 36 pieces. Although I was reluctant to do a full overhaul, it was absolutely worth it. These days, I love every single item in my closet and actually enjoy getting dressed. It's also saved time in ways I didn't initially imagine: Now that I love every outfit I wear out the door, I rarely feel the need to do my hair. I feel confident enough in my clothes that my air-dried 'do and minimal makeup just... works (remember my two-four rule?). Start to finish, getting ready takes about 5 minutes each morning, and I feel fantastic about my outfit choice even at the end of the day. Even with a limited wardrobe, I didn't have to "repeat" a single outfit once—it's amazing how many looks I was able to create a curated collection, without feeling limited by it in the least. Here are three weeks of outfits in my new capsule wardrobe:

Pieces I purchased to create a capsule wardrobe (i.e., patch the "holes" in my closet), in bold.

#1
Mila Hoops, Madewell Tee, Vintage Levi's (from Virgo, in Downtown L.A.) (similar here), Jenni Kayne Slides, Sezane Wallet (similar here), BITE Custom Lipstick (similar here)

Mila Hoops, Madewell Tee, Vintage Levi's (from Virgo, in Downtown L.A.) (similar here), Jenni Kayne Slides, Sezane Wallet (similar here), BITE Custom Lipstick (similar here)

#2
Madewell Earrings, Doen Tank (similar here), AGOLDE Ren Denim, Cupcakes and Cashmere Sandals (and Chub Chub, my favorite accessory, borrowed from Anne)

Madewell Earrings, Doen Tank (similar here), AGOLDE Ren Denim, Cupcakes and Cashmere Sandals (and Chub Chub, my favorite accessory, borrowed from Anne)

#3
#4
Madewell Denim Jacket, Doen Dress (similar here), Amanu Slides (similar here)

Madewell Denim Jacket, Doen Dress (similar here), Amanu Slides (similar here)

#5
#6
Rebecca Minkoff Purse, Warby Parker Sunglasses, Madewell Tee (similar here), Vintage Levi's (similar here), Jenni Kayne Slides

Rebecca Minkoff Purse, Warby Parker Sunglasses, Madewell Tee (similar here), Vintage Levi's (similar here), Jenni Kayne Slides

(I didn't take a photo on Sunday, since I look like a raccoon that crawled out of bed and into Lululemon leggings most Sundays—let your imagination run wild!)

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#9
#10
Dagne Dover Tote, Madewell Denim Jacket, Madewell Dress (similar here) (both of which are from when I worked there in college!), Amanu Slides (similar here)

Dagne Dover Tote, Madewell Denim Jacket, Madewell Dress (similar here) (both of which are from when I worked there in college!), Amanu Slides (similar here)

#11

Again, imagine a drowned, albeit happy raccoon in athleisure for Saturday and Sunday's outfits (no complaints).

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Doen Dress, bag from my trip to Vietnam (similar to Cult Gaia), Amanu Sandals (similar here) (side note: I swear I have another foot)

Doen Dress, bag from my trip to Vietnam (similar to Cult Gaia), Amanu Sandals (similar here) (side note: I swear I have another foot)

Traveling Friday!

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Doen Tank (similar here), Vintage Levi's (similar here), Sezane Sneakers (similar here)

Doen Tank (similar here), Vintage Levi's (similar here), Sezane Sneakers (similar here)

Here's What I Have in My Closet:

4 Dresses:

4 floor-length, flowy dresses (a mix of Doen and Madewell)

5 Tanks:

2 satin camis
1 structured tank
2 casual muscle tanks

6 Blouses:

2 oxfords
3 casual floral blouses
1 versatile "formal" black blouse

7 Tees:

3 white tees
1 mock neck tee
1 grey tee
1 pink tee
1 navy tee

2 Long-Sleeves:

1 cotton turtleneck (I'm all about layers!)
1 white layering sweatshirt

10 Pairs of Bottoms:

1 skinny high-rise
1 skinny mid-rise
2 pairs of black jeans (distressed and new)
1 pair of vintage Levi's
3 pairs of wide-leg denim in denim, green, and guava
1 pair of overall shorts
1 pair of cut-offs (I don't love shorts, so I edited most from my closet!)

2 Light Jackets:

Cupcakes and Cashmere Military Jacket
Madewell Denim Jacket

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