Even though I am a fan of the capsule wardrobe, the downside to having one is that items that are on constant rotation get worn out very quickly. Summer basics like white t-shirts acquire mysterious stains and fabric begins to pill. Two of my blouses became so worn that holes appeared in spots that were nowhere near a seam line thus rendering them unrepairable. So, even though it appears as if I am breaking the basic tenets of having a capsule wardrobe whereby you take a step back from acquiring new additions for your wardrobe, with now only a couple of tops to see me through the rest of a hot, humid summer, a dash to the shops was in order.
Luckily the summer sales are in full swing. I picked up a smocked cotton top from J Crew. I was told that it could be worn either on the shoulder or off. The blouse does have a habit of constantly sliding off my shoulders so it isn't very easy to wear it on the shoulders. The loose, flowy fit keeps me feeling cool and aerated but, a word of warning if you are considering this top, depending on what you wear on the bottom, you run the risk of looking preggers. It isn't called a "Smock" for nothing. I pair it with tight fitting jeans to compensate for the top's fullness.
A flash of green drew me to the cardigans. If you are a long time reader of this blog, then you'll know that I love me a good cardigan and the colour green.
Cardigans make such a great layering piece. J Crew has already brought in their new colour lineup which includes a green called "Juniper" for fall but their summer lineup is on sale which included a green called "Warm Jade" which was an ever so slightly more intense green than Juniper (pictured above). So even though, I was on the lookout for a second top, the cardigan came home with me instead. Never mind as the cardigan will transition well into Autumn.
Do you have a capsule wardrobe? If you want me to chat more about a capsule wardrobe, please let me know in the comments.
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