Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Winter Capsule Roundup: March Go-To Looks

Like I mentioned yesterday, I'm bidding adieu to my winter capsule. The whole month of March felt like a drawn-out goodbye to winter. We had some cold days, so I'm glad I didn't pull out all the spring clothes on March 1st, but for the most part I just wanted to be done with winter and everything related to it. I did have a few go-to combos to get me through the last month of winter wear.

{one} stripes with everything. As you know, stripes are a favorite of mine no matter the season, but this month in particular I was hitting my favorite pattern hard. If I'm not sure what to wear or I'm feeling uninspired, I just reach for a striped top and always end up with a look that feels like "me."

3 ways to wear stripes | www.shealennon.com

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{two} chambray layers. My love affair with chambray just keeps getting stronger, friends. This month I was all about wearing my trusty chambray shirt unbuttoned as a light jacket. I hope you're not weary of this wardrobe staple, because I can promise that she'll be staying in the line-up for spring.

chambray for work and weekend | www.shealennon.com

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{three} add a little color. So in January, my song was "neutrals are everything!" Gray, navy, camel, black, white...all music to my ears. Well, since I turned my calendar to March, I've changed my tune. Now I hum along to "for the love of all things holy, can I get some color!?" So this month I've done what I can to add a little color to the neutral jungle.

ways to add a little color to a look | www.shealennon.com

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{for fun} winter capsule least worn item awards. Although I didn't track every outfit I wore this winter, there are a few items that stand out to me that I wore significantly less than other items. These items get the "least worn" award and for several of them, their prize is a trip to the donation bin (or consignment shop).

least worn items from winter capsule | www.shealennon.com


What have been some winning combinations for you this month? What items did you think you would wear this winter but have not? 

I'm linking up to the winter capsule wardrobe showcase linkup at In Residence and Just Jacq


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21 comments:

  1. Stripes and chambray FTW! Always!

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  2. I'm with two birds- stripes and chambray, yayyyyy!
    I haven't packed away my winter sweaters- no way, can't jinx it. But I did pack away most of my tall boots. Spring is settling in!


    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  3. Stripes and chambray are just those great year round staples! I don't think there is anything wrong with pulling them into spring. I love that you did a "Least Worn Award" round up of items and I can understand moving them on. Sometimes it's just necessary!

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  4. Love this round up! Hopefully it starts to warm up :) Can't wait for summer fashions!!

    XoLindsay

    Sugar & Something

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  5. You really did a good job picking your clothes for this capsule. The pieces really worked well together and you always had fresh ideas. I'm ready to bid adieu to winter as well.

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  6. You are so good at this capsule thing! I love seeing what you pulled together!
    melanie @ meandmr.com

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  7. I love this, but it must feel great to move on to another set of springy clothes. :) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  8. Loving your March go-to looks. Especially the stripes!! The first outfit is darling and I have all the pieces, so... I just might be re-creating it for date night later tonight!! ;)

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  9. Isn't it so interesting to see the least worn items after this? Definitely a few left my closet too. And I love your go-to uniforms here - can't go wrong with stripes and chambray, and I love how versatile you make them. Definitely doesn't seem like you're wearing the same thing over and over.

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  10. Hey, baby steps right? First boots, sweaters not too far behind. I hope spring is here to stay!!

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  11. I agree--they are year round staples! Thanks Beth! I think that's one of the things I've liked about doing this capsule wardrobe thing...it really makes me realize the things I don't wear and then actually get rid of them. (In the past I usually just let stuff hang out in my closet, like I was going to magically start liking it again...)

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  12. Thanks Lindsay! I agree, I'm ready for warmer weather too!

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  13. Thanks so much Megan! For the most part I liked what I picked, but I am ready to be DONE with them!! :) Bring on the spring!

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  14. Thanks Melanie! It's definitely been a fun process!

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  15. Thanks Alexandra. And YES I'm so ready for the springy clothes...yay!

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  16. Thanks Veronika!! Stripes are always the best. Have fun on your date night, yay for those!

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  17. Thanks! I think one of my fears with starting the first capsule was that I'd be wearing the same thing over and over, so it makes me feel good to be reminded that my options really aren't all that limited.
    And yes, I did find it interesting to look back and see just how much (or how little) I wore different things. Some were surprises, but others, like both of the "least worn" cardigans were items I felt meh about to start with.

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  18. All amazing and cute looks!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  19. stripes for the win! and lol at the least worn awards!

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  20. You did so well. Stripes and chambrays are MVPs. For the least worn items I cannot believe you didn't wear the LBD and booties, more.

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