SB - Capsule Closet - Look 10

Capsule Closet – Look 10

05.07.15

SB - Capsule Closet - Look 10

Well here we are, the final look from my 10 x 10 challenge! I wasn’t able to put my finger on exactly why this outfit is my favourite, but I knew it was. Sure it’s not pushing the boundaries of style or reinventing the wheel. It’s not even the most sartorially fresh of all my looks, but it just feels right. The more I seek closet contentment the more I find it’s about being honest with yourself and trusting your instincts. So often it comes down to the fact that if you’re feeling good, you’re most likely looking good too. More thoughts on that below…

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I consider myself fairly pragmatic and while I trust my instincts I like to have some logic to back them up whenever possible. With that in mind, I took a look back at my Defining Style workbook and it helped me pinpoint three reasons why this look struck such a positive chord for me.

1. It conjures up the keywords I use to describe how I feel in a great outfit:

  • Elegant
  • Chic
  • Attractive
  • Slim
  • Comfortable
  • Sophisticated
  • Confident

2. It’s suitable for almost all my common activities:

  1. Studio Work
  2. Meetings
  3. Weekend Trips
  4. Dinner Dates
  5. Early morning dog walks (just swap the heelss for slip-ons)

3. It perfectly fits the 5 words I’ve been using to define my personal style:

  1. Simple
  2. Chic
  3. Timeless
  4. Quality
  5. Comfort

So there you have it!

I’m a little sad that this mini capsule is over but it’s been really rewarding to build on my Closet Mission and see how the steps I’m taking to better define my style are actually working! Now I’m going to take a few days to collect my thoughts on this 10 x 10 experience. I’ll pinpoint the key factors that made it work so well and identify what I’d do differently next time. Then I’ll share what’s in store for the ongoing closet mission and perhaps a little bit about a summer capsule in the works!

As always, thanks for reading and have a good one! xo


Sarf Similar || Sweater (M) Similar || Heels (TTS 7) || Denim (26 Reg) || Tote (short) Cuyana

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  1. Laurie says:

    Tell me about the scarf! No longer available? Thanks!

  2. I have been absolutely loving the focus on your blog this year Lee! This outfit indeed looks so comfortable and perfect for so many occasions! I really enjoyed your capsule 10 and love your monochrome, classic and chic style. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    • Thanks so much Naomi! So great to hear that you like what’s happening on the blog 🙂 Really appreciate you taking the time to visit! Have a great weekend xo

  3. Jodie says:

    Congrats!!! Way to end on a high note!
    I’d love to see your summer wardrobe ideas. I finally was able to find black shorts!
    Have a good one.

    • Ah! Thanks Jodie! I’m on the hunt for some good black shorts too. I’m looking for something a little more relaxed with a high waist, but not necessarily in denim. Tough to come by! Happy weekend darling xo