Have you created a capsule wardrobe? What’s in your fall capsule? Have you encapsulated your life into 37 easy pieces??? You will magically look thinner, happier and have more style if you minimize your wardrobe to astronaut standards!!!
Or cosmonaut standards. Whatever. Check out this gal’s sweet orange jumpsuit. And look how well everything fits inside her capsule!
If you have no idea what I’m talking about (and I only partially understand it myself) swing over to the fashion blog Unfancy where Caroline’s 37 piece capsule wardrobe is blowing up the online world.
As a busy stay at home mom who’s also educating her children, fashion has never been a top priority for me. If I can shower, put on clean clothes and make up on Sunday for Mass, I feel pretty good about myself. But EVERYONE is doing a capsule wardrobe, so I thought maybe I could jump on this bandwagon and somehow take my closet staples from drab to fab.
The hardest part was finding 37 items as I usually wear only a handful of the same things. But I dragged my collection out the closet, off the floor and from the bottom of the hamper to show you the ultimate in fall homeschool mom fashion.
stained Old Navy sweatshirt / ratty tye dye shirt from high school / oversized mens shirt that’s supposed to just be a nightgown
brown Old Navy gauchos / brown fleece yoga pants from Eastern Mountain Sports
I wear gauchos like most people wear jeans. They’re so loose and comfortable and they adjusted easily to my pregnant and postpartum bod wonderfully for my last two pregnancies. They’re cool in the summer and layered with boots, warm in the fall. Sure they’re a bit worn and paint spattered, but no one really notices that right?? And I’m pretty sure you need at least one pair of yoga pants or they take away your SAHM card.
target dress/ paul harris denim jumper
Here’s the dress I wear most Sundays. It’s so comfortable, I usually fall asleep in it and wear it most of Monday, complimented by large blobs of mascara under my eyes. The denim jumper is reserved for special occasions during the week like playdates, library visits and doctor appointments.
brown house slippers
I don’t have this exact brand, but mine are very similar except just a bit more worn and covered with dog hair.
bathrobe from pottery barn
I got that robe as a gift when I was pregnant with Edie and it’s so warm, and has been with me through so much, I can’t bear ever parting with it, even though even an entire bottle of bleach can’t help it. I’d like to say, it just looks really bad due to lighting, or because it’s white and up against a white background, but no, it’s just that awful looking. Maybe I should be embarrassed ???
I didn’t add shopping links, but I can if there’s a demand. Let me know! Sure, most of these items are at least five or six years old, but they’re probably still in style and in stock somewhere!
And here I am modeling a typical outfit from my homeschool mom capsule. Slapping a hideous bathrobe over everything; that means I’ve totally nailed layering, right?
Just sliding that greasy hair behind the ear like a natural.
I concede that there may be room for improvement, even though this look has gotten me on the cover of a pretty awesome magazine. But, maybe this look doesn’t appeal to some women? Maybe the thought of dressing like this everyday while you stay at home with your large brood of children is not an encouragement to pick up this lifestyle? I do have some birthday gift cards…..
To be continued…