For a couple of years when I still had an office job, I tried to participate in Project 333 – wearing a 33-piece capsule wardrobe exclusive for at least a month. This post shows how I was trying to migrate certain pieces out of my capsule wardrobe, and what I would substitute as the weather warmed up…
The general thesis behind this idea holds true for any garment in which you seem to live… If you wear jeans constantly in the autumn and winter, maybe you could consider denim capris, or shorts, or maybe chambray pants for warmer weather? The same garment, in terms of color and cut, but lightened up…
Should I look into these “substitutions” more in the future? Let me know!
(And yes, planning for warmer weather right now feels moderately insane, given the amount of snow and cold we have in Chicago right now. But waiting until all of the good stuff is sold out would be foolish, too…)
I hope you continue to be recovering from the flu ! As to your question, about future posts like this, yes, great idea for a year round concept of similar clothes adapted for the changing seasons and temps ! Big healing hugs !
Deb from Vancouver says
I join Shrebee in sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery.
TN Quiltbug says
I just recently found your site and am learning SO much! Thank you!!! Perhaps you have already done this–I am still digging around at all the former posts, but I am a homeschool mom and realistically wear blue jeans every single day. And whatever I wear, I am in the kitchen so often that it is bound to end up with food stains on it so I do not want to spend $100 for a top. Can you help me come up with a capsule wardrobe that is centered around jeans and casual wear? I do not want to look dumpy, but am cooking, cleaning, etc. daily and need to be able to do that in whatever clothes I am wearing that day! I have choosen blue jeans, and light gray as my neutrals, and am thinking about plum and aqua as my accent colors–is that crazy? I tend to wear plum in the winter time, and aqua in the summer. I know they do not both go together, but I love both of them. Should I instead choose two accent colors that work better together? I am a "summer" in coloring. . . Any direction or suggestions you can give for not looking frumpy yet being able to actually DO stuff in my clothes is MUCH appreciated!
Terri Wrightson says
Maybe using cute aprons in the kitchen would be one way to cut down on the staining. I'm looking for cute 'bibs' to wear while I'm eating! LOL!
Terri, please let me know when you find the cute bibs!!! :-)
TN Quiltbug says
I am very talented–manage to stain my clothes while cooking even though I always wear a full apron! ?
I hope you soon feel better. Thoughts from afar.
The Pouting Pensioner says
Keeping on sending you my wishes, poorly Janice.
The simple transitional tweaks would be a great thing to fire up again, IMHO, I'd love that.
Oh the white shirt uniform. I too had to wear one BITD, worn with a long black cord skirt … and a top hat! Yes, I had to waitress wearing a top hat!
Hugs, get well soon, x.
Karen S. says
Are you feeling better? Sending good thoughts and hugs your way!