The Get Your Pretty On spring 2019 capsule wardrobe challenge is into its second week. Thought this would be a good time to share my interpretations of a couple of the daily outfits. Follow me into my fashion haus for a peek at what I have been wearing.
Spring 2019 Capsule Wardrobe
When the shopping list came out, I was happy to discover that I had many of Alison’s suggested pieces. Some of the things I was missing were, for the most part, new trends…
- brightly striped tee
- graphic sweater
- button-fly high waist middle wash jeans
- side stripe denim
- chambray or denim shoes
- tortoise jewelry
Took full advantage of this situation to go shopping! Used the links Alison provided with the shopping list to help me find the items I was lacking.
Getting on Trend
Once the shopping list was released, I immediately started looking for a ‘vintage-look’ striped tee. Wouldn’t you know, I purged my only colorful striped tee early in the year, so dad gum it, I had to buy a new one! PC said my old striped tee looked like something my mom would wear. So, I donated it to Candlelighters. Not that there is a thing wrong with the way my mom dresses. Just not ready ready to dress like even the snappiest 92-year-old.
Found my brightly striped tee, here. My new graphic sweater is actually a graphic sweatshirt that I had designed by Lindsay at Simply September Shop on Etsy. So glad I bought these button-fly high waist jeans. Comfortable and stylish, with secret slimming pockets…my new best friend. Ordered these chambray flats online and picked them up at the store this week. Can’t wait to wear them.
Have a pair of tortoise earrings, but will be on the lookout for an inexpensive pair of tortoise shell sunnies. Maybe these on my Amazon wishlist. Not sure what I think about the side stripe denim trend; these are cute but not sure if this look is for me. Then again, that’s what I said about distressed denim and I have 3 pairs. Give me a minute and I’ll have some side stripes hanging in my closet.
My Take on Day 2
The formula for the second day of the challenge was olive jacket + colorful patterned top + medium wash jeans + white sneakers. Hey, wait…I could have used a colorful top in any pattern? Oh. Ooops. Well, now I have a new striped tee.
My olive jacket is very old from the first ever spring challenge in 2014. I bought it at Dress Barn and have worn the tail off it.
You might remember my recent post about going on a bra hunt. As you can see from the pic above, the perfect bra continues to elude me! What in the world? My breasts may not be symmetrical but they aren’t this far off!! I am positively whopper-jawed.
Colorful striped tee from Old Navy. It was on sale when I bought it and is even further reduced to $7 now. Two color choices available.
The ‘girls’ look like they are on the same plane in this photo. A little less scary. Medium wash relaxed cropped jeans from Loft Outlet.
White Converse sneakers from Rack Room.
I do have 2 feet and white sneakers on both even though you can’t tell that from this picture. Came back to add a link to a similarly unfortunate photo on Loft Outlet’s website! I am not the only one who looks to be missing limbs.
Looks like I also have some man-hands going on! Wore this to PC’s ball game on Saturday. It was perfect for my pre-game walk around the lake. Was able to take the jacket off mid-game. However, I was glad I had it when the wind picked up a bit.
My Take on Day 4
The formula for Day 4 of the spring 2019 capsule wardrobe was floral blouse + printed bottoms (skirt or pants or denim) + chambray shoes. I used pieces from my closet to create my version of this look.
My floral top is from Express.
Blush and white striped distressed denim from Loft Outlet.
Dream Pairs ballet flats from Amazon.
Finally, gifted bead necklace.
Yes, I am smiling. I like this look. Don’t tell Alison but I kind of made a face at the idea of mixing a floral top with a print bottom. But the stripes in these jeans are subtle. And from a distance in the skinny mirror, it ‘reads’ like a solid color. Wore this shopping and I will wear this outfit again.
Is there a trend you have tried this spring that had you stepping outside your style comfort zone? How do you feel about pattern mixing and striped tees? Have you tried the tortoise shell jewelry trend? You might check out these cute Penelope tortoise statement earrings from Alison & Aubrey.
Please let me know in a comment below (that rhymes!) what trends you are trying this spring. And if you have a trench, please let me know if it gets lots of wear or if I should just stick with my yellow raincoat.
Hugs and kisses,