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My Favorite Time-Saving Hack: a Wardrobe Capsule (For Comfort!)

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I like to look put together but I’m too busy with my kids and projects to take time to think about it. My goal in this capsule is cozy comfy, with pieces I will wake up and want to put on. Not things I thought looked cute on the model while online shopping in the evening, but would never throw on last minute to take my son to school. Things that are foolproof, and every single piece can mix and match.

Once or twice a year I realize that I’m wearing nonsense and need to buy a few things. So I make a mini wardrobe capsule to last me awhile. It’s some work up front to mix and match things in my head, but by having a handful of outfits predetermined I’m able to cut a chunk of time and thought out of my morning routine.

My criteria with comfort aside: tops must be longer in the back and be loose around the belly. That said, I’m relatively short (5’4″), so these tops hang somewhat over my booty, but if you’re tall you might want to try a couple of sizes.

My goal in this capsule is cozy comfy, with pieces I will wake up and want to put on.

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This is my uniform right now. I just try to hang out in different circles during the week so no one will notice I am wearing the same outfit every day.

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My Christmas present from my husband, Marcello. Ok, obviously I picked out these booties, but I love them! They have so much detail, go with everything and have a low heel.

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I’m a simple girl. Jeans and a white tee work just great. My mom bought me this scoop neck strappy tee in black for Christmas. I love it so much I bought a white one too. It’s roomy, soft, and I like the strap detail. Throw on one of the cardigans and a scarf for a different look.

These jeans are a new staple of mine too. They are mid-rise and fit all the stomach extras in! My son, Luca, asked me why I have holes in my jeans. Adriano, my other son, said it’s because I’m a rock star. Obviously.

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I got these Reaction Kenneth Cole twist knot sneakers at Ross, but now I’m seeing them all over the place: DSW and AE. They’re a fun twist on a plain sneaker. (See what I did there?)

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This super soft cardigan can be warn alone, buttoned, with something like that lace bralette shown below (which is super comfortable and pretty, by the way) or open with a top underneath. It’s very versatile.

I added in a soft, cream headband to the accessories because that is my favorite trick when there isn’t enough dry shampoo in the world to help me. I’m surprised how many people say they like my hair like that!

And to try to make my new capsule wardrobe as easy as possible, I’ve literally emptied two drawers and have all these pieces in them. Otherwise they get mixed into the chaos that is my closet and I get confused again!

Let’s take a look at the individual pieces:

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(Click the photo to find the item!)

AE-Soft-&-Sexy-Plush-Hooded-Cardigan AE-Soft-&-Sexy-Strappy-Scoop-T-shirt

AE-Favorite-Scoop-Neck-Tank-Top AE-Lace-up-Peplum-Top

Aerie-Chiil-Legging  BP-Moto-Leggings

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Note: Now it looks like the green moto leggings are sold out! These are similar. And this is why I don’t normally do style posts, haha!

AE-Soft-&-Sexy-Plush-Hooded-Cardigan AE-Slouchy-Plaited-Knit-Cardigan

AE-Waffle-knit-shirttail-cardigan

AEO-Shredded-Scarf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DSW-Mia-Zoe-Bow-Slip-on-Sneaker

 

 

Nordstrom-Vince-Camuto-Prasata-Bootie Women's-Sperry-Top-Sider-Saltwater-Boot

 

AEO-Tote   HDCrafter-Classic-Vintage-Circle-SunglassesAE-Soft-Headband

No-show-Solid-SNeaker-Sock-3pk  Aerie-Padded-Nordic-Lace-Bralette

So, go ahead and buy all the same items, or you can simply use this as inspiration to find your own versions that fit your style and body. I hope this helps you find a little more time for you and makes your day a little more put together!

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About Our Guest Writer Kate: 

Kate likes to keep things real and writes about family, decor, and organizing on her blog housemixblog.com. She and her husband, Marcello, and have three kids. Kate is from the Midwest and Marcello is from Italy, but they call southwest Florida home. At their house there is lots of pasta, It-lish (speaking in half Italian and half English), dancing, yelling (usually the good kind), and general chaos.

 


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