We are officially in autumn! Turtle was quite excited so he came and helped me pick my capsule for the new season.
The start of autumn is usually still quite warm, a hangover from summer days, and it doesn’t really start to feel properly cool until mid month, if not a little later sometimes.
As a result though, my wardrobe tends to be a bit different at the beginning compared to the end because I can still get away with wearing tank tops and shorts, leaving arms bare and then replacing short sleeves and sleeveless with jumpers and woollies the closer to winter we get.
Choosing the rusts, pumpkins and burgundy shades for autumn seems cliché, but I will argue that as a child I was exposed to too much American TV growing up, so I’m preconditioned to associate these colours with this season. Tasmania does put on a pretty good leaf shedding show in its own right though, so it fits.
To balance out all the warmth I’m including navy and peacock teal/green into the mix.
Now you’ll know from previous capsules that I’ve been too cautious with colour, attempting to recreate idealistic Pinterest wardrobes hell bent on minimal colour and generally cool tones. This time though, I wonder if I’ve included too much colour! I barely have any of my base neutral, grey, and I’m sort of worried that all my chosen colours are too bold for each other.
No turning back now though. If things really become unworkable I can always go back and shop my closet again, but I am curious as to what I can make with what I’ve chosen.
I think that’s most of the pleasure I get out of capsule wardrobes – experimenting with colour, knowing I can go back and ‘re-shop’ my closet if things don’t work out, and finding ‘new’ things to wear, rendered new because I haven’t seen those items for a few months.
Once the weather starts to get a little colder, I’ll do a review and let you in on what changes out to accommodate the more wintery temperatures.