Real Winter, Winter Capsule

Well, I was hoping to make it until January before transitioning to a winter capsule, but alas it is freezing here. Like 11 degrees with a wind chill freezing. So I am busting out the sweaters a bit sooner than anticipated.

Since this is my first winter living in the northeast I knew I would need to stock up on additional sweaters and layers, so a lot of pieces in my winter capsule are new or at least new to me.

The totally brand new are from Everlane, IMBY, and Sotela.  Being on this capsule wardrobe journey has really inspired me to shop as ethically as possible, these three shops are great for that! Everlane has “radical transparency” around all its factories and costs. IMBY was founded by a woman who is also a co-founder of the Ethical Fashion Retailers Network. Sotela is also woman owned, additionally they are committed to American manufacturing, eco-friendly fabrics, and sustainable apparel.

My new to me pieces are from ThredUp. Previously I had never been much of a thrift shopper, but ThredUp has really helped me love it! I also love that they allow me to purchase designer pieces that I might not otherwise be able to afford. This time I found an excellent deal on a new Theory cashmere cardigan with the tags still on, I paid only $85 for a $400 sweater.

I’m thrilled to have some warmer layers in the mix for my first “real” winter capsule wardrobe. It’s also exciting that I have been on this journey for about a year since I began my first capsule wardrobe with a winter one in January of 2016.

Items with an ^ are coming over from my fall capsule and items with an * are brand new.

37 pieces

19 tops

  • Grey blue Eileen Fisher over-sized sweater
  • Black Ann Taylor over-sized sweater
  • Grey and dark grey over-sized sweater
  • Maroon cashmere sweater*
  • Grey and white Paige sweater*
  • Grey Rag & Bone sweater*
  • Blue Eileen Fisher button up*
  • White with black polka dots Ann Taylor button up
  • Blue with white polka dots Old Navy button up
  • Black with white stripes IMBY tutleneck*
  • Grey and cream Everlane long sleeve tee*
  • Black Everlane long sleeve tee*
  • Heather grey Everlane mid sleeve tee*
  • Dark grey Everlane v-neck tee^
  • White and grey Everlane v-neck tee^
  • Grey  with cream trim Theory cardigan*
  • Blue and grey cardigan
  • Black cardigan^
  • Pink J.Crew cashmere cardigan

2 dresses

  • Black Sotela swing jersey dress*
  • Black Modern Citizen drape dress

9 bottoms

  • Grey Levi’s^
  • Grey skinny jeans^
  • Black skinny jeans^
  • Blue distressed jeans^
  • Charcoal leggings^
  • Dark blue skinny jeans^
  • Caramel corduroys^
  • Blue jeans^
  • Red pencil skirt

7 shoes

  • Tan booties^
  • Black booties^
  • Black suede fur boots
  • Black oxfords^
  • Dark grey suede booties
  • Brown boots^
  • Blue suede smoking slippers


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