The case for an unplanned capsule wardrobe

This week I got a major wardrobe upgrade that cost me $0–I re-capsuled my closet. Here are the outfits that change inspired!

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My quest to get better at summer clothes

One of my style goals this year is to embrace summer clothes. I feel like I hear from plenty of friends who agree with me that fall dressing is best–the layers make it easy to feel fashionable! But summer? It’s hard to get more creative than a tank top and shorts when it’s 100 degrees out. And yet, I now live somewhere where summer stays for 5 months of the year. So let’s think of warmer temperatures today and do some virtual shopping together!

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5 casual navy dress outfit ideas

The internet definitely has outfit ideas for black dresses on lock…but outfit ideas for navy dresses? I think a navy dress can be just as versatile for spring and summer work style but I always get stuck putting it with white shoes and doing nothing else. So this week I decided to try out some casual office outfits with a navy shift dress!

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Easy Valentine’s Day Outfits You Maybe Already Own

This post is dedicated to all of the floral dresses I have put into shopping carts this month. I love red, flowers, and hearts, so it’s not surprise that retailers REALLY get to me in February. I am always looking for classy, mostly casual outfits for dinner dates but want to feel just a little bit festive, too! To resist the urge to shop, I decided to shop my own closet for what to wear for easy Valentine’s date night outfit ideas!

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5 Leopard Skirt Outfit Ideas

I have really loved my leopard midi skirt–I bought it last fall and have worn it many ways since then! At first, I only wore it with white or black t shirts, but I’ve been surprised by how versatile it is. My skirt is a slip skirt but I think these would work well with any length, including mini skirts or pencil skirts. The trick is figuring out what colors to pair with leopard and how to layer items for added interest! Here are some outfit ideas for both winter and summer!

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Work from home outfits for when you’re stuck in a leggings rut

Hello hello and welcome to no leggings January. My friend Renee and I have challenged ourselves to give our leggings a break and work from home in *gasp* real pants. I’ve been semi-faithfully taking mirror selfies so: here are a bunch of work from home outfits that are comfortable but do not involve leggings!

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Adding Jewel Tones to My Capsule Wardrobe

When I started a capsule wardrobe 8 years ago I had every color ever in my closet. As I cleaned it out and assessed what I actually liked to wear I discovered the magic of only buying stuff that is versatile and goes together. As a result, I ended up with a closet of highly mixable neutrals. Lately, however, I have really felt the need for a color boost. So here is the one colorful thing I’ve added to my closet lately, a teal silk tank top, and a bunch of ideas for mixing and matching strong colors with a neutral capsule wardrobe.

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3 ways I’m styling overalls with fall layers

Overalls can be a fun wardrobe edition but once you’ve put a t shirt under them you might be thinking: what else can I do? I’ve been playing around with fall layers, especially cardigans and jackets, with my overalls to extend the seasons I can wear them in as the weather gets chilly. So here are some ways I’ve styled my overalls for fall 2020!

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7 easy outfits for extreme summer heat

Just like midwesterners get sick of winter, we in Nevada get very, very tired of summer. Is it over yet?! Nope, not for at least another month. I have created some easy outfits lately for dealing with hot temperatures when you still want to feel put together. It’s hard to pick out summer outfits because the “third piece” rule (add a third item to an outfit to make it cool!) is just out the window. So, here are my recent attempts at layering that makes me feel like it’s early fall, without overheating.

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My Online Back to School Capsule Wardrobe

Now is usually the time of year I start to feel the want for fall clothing. The back to college vibes always get me–yes, even as a professor–and I feel the need to make some teaching wardrobe upgrades. But this year is different for everyone, and I’ll be teaching online through the fall semester. So instead of upgrading my wardrobe, I’ve decided to downgrade it to 34 items. I hope this capsule wardrobe will reduce decisions and keep me comfortable for days of online class prep and a few visits to my office. Here is my early fall professor capsule wardrobe!

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