Sugar Plum Fairy or Homey Holiday Hygge?
Happy day, reader dear!
I pray you are having a peaceful November, location and lockdown conditions notwithstanding. My life here at Closet Play central really doesn’t change much. I blog. I work virtually with my clients. I meet virtually to network and make connections with other businessmen and women. I’ve been living mostly like a hermit since March, so any new conditions aren’t really affecting my daily routines… Yes, I know I am beyond fortunate to have grown children and to be working from home.
If you follow the blog regularly, you know that each season I plan a “new” capsule wardrobe. Now, I’m not going out and buying new clothes; I may add a piece or two, but my “new wardrobe” is generally a matter of shopping my closet and out-of-season-box. I build each capsule (somewhere around 30 pieces, depending on the season) to work for three months, but my seasons don’t mesh with the calendar seasons. I do what works for my climate and lifestyle. That said, planning for this coming Winter Capsule has proven more difficult than usual. Mostly because I’m having a color crisis… Yes, in the great scheme of things, this is not a REAL problem. Totally aware and able to laugh at myself!
If you look at my Pinterest boards, you’ll see various boards marked Fall (Year) Inspo, Winter (Year) Inspo, etc. I pin ideas and looks I might like to play with on these boards as I play around. Usually the looks, colors and vibe are pretty darned consistent. This year, however, I have a little color and vibe personality split. So I thought I’d share. (Because that’s what we do on this blog!)
Sugar Plum Fairy
Originally, the board was looking all like this:
Whites, Blues, Plums, Greens: A Sugar Plum Fairy, Ice Queen-y kind of vibe. Yes, I would add a side order of a small Red Beauty Bundle for some extra holiday love.
And then this happened:
Whites, Denims, Browns, Reds, Greens: A more Holiday Hygge homey vibe.
Both feel right. Both can be pulled together with what I have in my boxes. And both will need the addition of a soft white cozy sweater. And both clearly have a connection to my Fall Capsule Wardrobe palette.
So what’s a girl to do? Yes, I could combine the two, but that would stress me out. I don’t need all that choice. It will sort itself out in the next week or so. In the meantime…
What about you?
Which capsule color combo would you choose? Either of the two above or something else completely different? (If you are warm complexioned, I hope so!) Which would you choose for me? (Yes, those are two different questions!) Are you planning anything special for your winter wardrobe? Are you already dressing for winter? (Or summer for my southern hemisphere friends?) If you’re thinking about your holiday decorating, you can be thinking about your holiday dressing!
Please share your thoughts with me! And stay tuned to see what I decide and if you were right! That post (those posts) will drop next week…
PS: If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, and need some summer palette inspiration, here’s my Summer 2020 Capsule Wardrobe post to choose from.