This capsule wardrobe challenge is not for the faint of color!
Colorful Capsule Wardrobe
Capsule wardrobes – meaning you only mix ‘n match a certain portion of your closet – have long had the reputation of being part of a minimalist lifestyle but I think they serve really well as a guide of what to pack for vacations and trips.
My last capsule wardrobe challenge was different because I wore 10 pieces and let an app pick my outfits. This time I’m in full control and put together more than 30 looks! It was important to me that I could present so many options because I found other capsule wardrobe guides on Google really lacking in the visuals department. (Aside from this wonderfully executed version from Kelly of Studio DIY) So hopefully this is helpful to my fellow visual learners.
What I’m Wearing
A common rule for capsule wardrobes is that the colors should all be cohesive and generally are black, white, and neutrals. Few dare to go with bright hues but that’s what I picked and kept them cohesive by choosing jewel tones. I still used a few neutrals but the overall vibe is still very much a rainbow!
Another important feature of my capsule wardrobe is that with the exception of my sandals from Lulus, everything is thrifted. A capsule wardrobe on a budget? Now we’re talking! However, I am including links to similar pieces I found online that are also budget-friendly in case you see a look or two you want to recreate.
Now that you know what I’m wearing, let’s see some mega outfit inspiration!
Red T-Shirt Dress
If you’re looking for a dress with versatility and comfort, a t-shirt dress should be your top choice. It’s casual but can still pull double duty for nice events because, hello, it’s a dress!
As you can see throughout this entire post, these shorts really pulled their weight for me. They were the perfect pop of pattern and a cool addition to any outfit!
Plain Colored T-shirt
I love playing with a plain t-shirt because you can really customize it to your style. Roll up the sleeves, tuck it in, leave it out, and so much more!
My shirt is also a custom color (ultra violet) you might recognize as the color of the year from my Rit Dye tutorial.
I chose my favorite yellow blouse to be a dressier piece in this wardrobe challenge. Both the sleeves and the color made it an interesting top to layer!
Solid Colored Dress
I love the pop of color this dress normally adds to my everyday outfits but I love it even more seeing how well it plays with other colors in this challenge!
Not to be mistaken with the green dress; the teal skirt added something extra to pretty much all of my tops!
And if your vacation takes involves time travelling to the 1970s, here’s a look for that.
There are many more combinations to be made with just these 10 pieces but hopefully this gets your creative juices flowing. I know it gave me wanderlust and I want to throw these clothes in a bag and hit the open road! haha
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