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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: True Summer

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Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a True Summer, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how True Summer colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for True Summer we have soft navy, charcoal, powder blue, and cloud white as neutral colors, paired with raspberry, cool pink, and mint.

Not unlike her softer sister Soft Summer, True Summer can often find herself with an overwhelming amount of grey in her wardrobe, to the point of feeling drab. While flattering and easy enough to find, greys are far from her only neutral choices, with navy being among the most versatile and easy to buy, but also including her soft whites and even cool taupes and browns. In addition she has a beautiful range of surprisingly vibrant colors, that while technically softer can mimic the effect of a winter or spring season’s vibrant accents when worn with the right supporting neutrals on the right woman.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 2 jackets, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Light Summer

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Light Summer, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Light Summer colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Light Summer we have mink brown, powder blue, light blue-grey and marshmallow white as neutral colors, paired with warm rose, aquamarine, and light emerald.

Just as dark season women bemoan their lack of light colors (which they do of course have), light season women seem forever on the quest for darker colors. Of course, they do have darker colors within the palette than used here, but perhaps more to the point is to note that there is only a very rare occasion in which a woman of this coloring needs particularly dark colors to wear, given that she looks sophisticated, adult and professional in her soft wash of light neutrals and colors, and arguably more so than when she delves into winter neutrals and attempts to pair them with summer color.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 2 jackets, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Light Spring

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Light Spring, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Light Spring colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Light Spring we have pearl grey, blush, shell beige and cream as neutral colors, paired with coral, pool blue, and mint green..

Just as dark season women bemoan their lack of light colors (which they do of course have), light season women seem forever on the quest for darker colors. Of course, they do have darker colors within the palette than used here, but perhaps more to the point is to note that there is only a very rare occasion in which a woman of this coloring needs particularly dark colors to wear, given that she looks sophisticated, adult and professional in her soft wash of light neutrals and colors, and arguably more so than when she delves into autumn neutrals and attempts to pair them with spring color.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 1 jacket, 1 sweater, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: True Spring

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a True Spring, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how True Spring colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for True Spring we have vibrant navy, clear brown, shell beige and cream as neutral colors, paired with coral, turquoise, and kelly green.

Women in this season often struggle to find and work with their neutral colors, making it difficult to pull professional, polished outfits together. Like every season, there are neutrals to be found here, with creams and warm beiges being among the most readily available, though it’s also worth noting that very colorful looks feel real and right on this woman, and she may be able to wear more multi color looks effortlessly providing they are well coordinated and the colors truly in harmony.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 2 jackets, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options. This particular capsule is perhaps slightly more casual than some created for this series, as more and more workplaces continue to go in that direction.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: True Winter

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a True Winter, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how True Winter colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for True Winter we have black, midnight navy, clear charcoal grey and true white as neutral colors, paired with fuchsia, royal blue and orchid.

While women in this season typically like black and white, they can start to feel like it’s all they wear, and particularly feel overloaded by black. While black and white are of course flattering and convenient, this season also has grey, navy, brown, taupe and aubergine options that can work beautifully as alternatives to avoid black overload. She may also feel intimidated by the boldness of her colors, but when used correctly for this woman - in high contrast and employing a minimum number of colors at one time, these colors are extremely sophisticated and regal.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 2 jackets, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: True Autumn

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a True Autumn, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how True Autumn colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for True Autumn we have army green, saddle, green grey and parchment as neutral colors, paired with tomato red, mustard and coral for accent colors.

Women in this season often feel confined to brown and more brown, however there are both alternative neutrals and accent colors available. The main thing to keep in mind is that many versions of her commonly found neutrals such as brown, olive, etc. found in stores are in fact too dark to have the best effect on her. Additionally, she should not miss out on her more colorful options that can be used as accent colors for a rich and lively effect that won’t be overly muddy or dull on the right woman.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 2 jackets, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options. This particular capsule would be perfect for a woman who works in an environment where even the most formal occasions aren’t very buttoned up, or even for a woman who splits her time between the office and home.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Bright Winter

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Bright Winter, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Bright Winter colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Bright Winter we have light black, vibrant navy, clear grey and winter white as neutral colors, paired with strawberry red, royal blue and fuchsia.

Women in this season often feel they will look like a parade float in their colors, but in fact they do have wearable neutrals that can form the basis of an elegant wardrobe and that perfectly balance the seasons vivid colors, making them feel natural and normal. While black and white are of course flattering and convenient, this season also has grey, navy, brown, taupe and aubergine options that can work beautifully as alternatives to avoid black overload.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 2 jackets, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Bright Spring

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Bright Spring, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Bright Spring colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Bright Spring we have light black, cobalt navy, pale grey and ivory as neutral colors, paired with coral, aqua, and sunshine yellow.

Women in this season often struggle to find and work with their neutral colors, making it difficult to pull professional, polished outfits together. Like every season, there are neutrals to be found here, with ivory being among the most readily available, though it’s also worth noting that very colorful looks feel real and right on this woman, and she may be able to wear more multi color looks effortlessly providing they are well coordinated and the colors truly in harmony.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 2 jackets, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options. This particular capsule is perhaps slightly more casual than some created for this series, as more and more workplaces continue to go in that direction.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Dark Autumn

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Dark Autumn, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Dark Autumn colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Dark Autumn we have warm black, cinnamon, olive and candlelight white as neutral colors, paired with teal green, burgundy, and mustard yellow.

Women in this season often feel confined to black and more black, however they are at their best with some element of warmth or contrast in the mix. This season contains a plethora of neutral colors, including those used here as well as shades of warm grey and taupe, navy, aubergine, espresso, etc., many of which are readily found in shops, and most of which are more becoming for her than black on it’s own. A wardrobe could easily be built on neutrals alone in this season and still have quite a bit of variety and interest. However, it would in my opinion be a shame not to use at least a few of the exotic gemstone colors this season is also full of, as they are extremely luxurious looking when paired with the right neutrals on the right woman.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 1 jacket, 1 cardigan, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options. This particular capsule is perhaps slightly more forma, and also more creative workplace oriented than some of the others I’ve done.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Dark Winter

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Dark Winter, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Dark Winter colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Dark Winter we have off marine black, navy, charcoal and white as neutral colors, paired with sapphire blue, ruby red, and forest green.

Women in this season often feel confined to black and more black, however they are at their best with some element of warmth or contrast in the mix. Her navies, greys, and whites are found readily, and can also help to add dimension to the wardrobe if choices in her colors are sparse in shops. There are also browns in this season, as well as aubergines, all of which make for beautiful neutral choices but which I left out for the sake of a small, hyper-cohesive capsule. Additionally, there are plenty of rich jewel tones here that can be used as accent colors, which won’t look garish when paired with the right neutrals on the right woman.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 1 jacket, 1 cardigan, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Soft Autumn

This article is part of a series in which individualized information for each is conveyed in the info graphic and subsequent copy below it.

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Soft Autumn, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Soft Autumn colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Soft Autumn we have off marine blue, medium-light brown, khaki and dirty white as neutral colors, paired with olive green, terracotta pink, and robins egg blue.

Women in this season often feel confined to brown and more brown, however the ones most commonly found in shops are often too warm or too dark. The right brown is found most often in a medium value, which is still plenty dark enough to wear professionally. Her warm greenish grays are another option that is both flattering and easy to find, but for the sake of keeping a focused capsule I excluded it. Additionally, there are plenty of colorful options here that can be used as accent colors, which won’t look faded or washed out when paired with the right neutrals on the right woman.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 1 jacket, 1 cardigan, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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A Professional Capsule Wardrobe: Soft Summer

Articles on capsule wardrobes usually begin with the author singing their praises as a cures-all to the current plague of wardrobe malady. It is, after all, hard (at least for me) to conjure the image of the woman who does not wish to buy fewer, better quality clothes (none of which sit languishing in the back of the closet) while still being effortlessly well dressed with plenty of options for any occasion. And I’m no different, either when it comes to myself or for my clients.

That being said, even if you are a woman who works in a professional office 4-5 days per week and a Soft Summer, buying exactly what is shown here will likely not work that way for you. The reason is quite simple - it wasn’t chosen for you, so it won’t have taken your body type, your features, your particular eye hair and skin tone within your season, your personality, your lifestyle, your climate or any number of other factors into consideration. And a wardrobe, be it capsule or otherwise, that provides the effortless ease many women seek will necessarily need to factor in all of that. (As an aside, if you want to talk more about how to make it all work for you, I’d be happy to talk). This group of items was chosen in the abstract, and a wardrobe without a woman to wear it is, to a certain degree, just a bunch of clothes.

However, when women find their season, they can often struggle to imagine how those colors translate into actual clothing at all. So, I urge you to take this not as instruction on what should go in YOUR wardrobe, but simply as a guide to show how Soft Summer colors can be used in a real world concept of A wardrobe.

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In creating these capsule examples, I have decided to use 4 neutrals from each palette and 3 colors. These were chosen largely because they are some of the easiest colors to find in shops for the particular season, and to some degree also to have a mix of colors that didn’t look too monotone. So here for Soft Summer we have off black, soft navy, medium-light grey and campfire white as neutral colors, paired with pine green, soft pink, and sky blue.

Women in this season often imagine their colors as a sort of watered down mid-tone buffet, but in fact many of the most commonly found versions of professional neutral staple colors belong to them, as Soft Summer has a relatively high tolerance for darkness, as long as it is quite soft. Likewise, there are plenty of colorful options here that can be used as accent colors, which won’t look faded or washed out when paired with the right neutrals on the right woman.

For the pieces, I’ve chosen 1 jacket, 1 cardigan, 8 blouses, 2 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 necklaces, and a purse that could be worn without switching from outfit to outfit for a total of 20 pieces. It’s not a miniature capsule, but it’s far less than almost any woman I’ve ever worked with owns. I’ve shown ten outfits, enough for 2 full work weeks for a woman who works 5 days in an office, though in theory dozens more could be made. This particular combination was envisioned for the sort of “dress for your day” offices many women I have worked with have to dress for, meaning that there’s a range from more formal outfits for important meeting days to more comfortable, casual options.

I hope this has been helpful for you as a step towards envisioning your own wardrobe in the colors that make you look and feel vibrant and beautiful.

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Wearing Light Spring

As a Light Spring, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Light Spring coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Enchantress

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Enchantress

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Goddess Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Goddess Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Queen Image Archetype

Outfits in Light Spring colors for the Queen Image Archetype

Dresses in Light Spring colors for the Queen Image Archetype.

Dresses in Light Spring colors for the Queen Image Archetype.

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Wearing True Spring

As a True Spring, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the True Spring coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Outfits in True Spring colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

Outfits in True Spring colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

A signature style concept in True Spring colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

A signature style concept in True Spring colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Outfits in True Spring colors for the Spitfire Image Archetype.

Outfits in True Spring colors for the Spitfire Image Archetype.

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Wearing Bright Spring

As a Bright Spring, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Bright Spring coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Outfits in Bright Spring colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Outfits in Bright Spring colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Outfits in Bright Spring colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Outfits in Bright Spring colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

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Wearing Dark Autumn

As a Dark Autumn, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Dark Autumn coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Muse Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Muse Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Dark Autumn colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

A Signature Style concept in Dark Autumn colors for the Muse Image Archetype.

A Signature Style concept in Dark Autumn colors for the Muse Image Archetype.

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Wearing True Autumn

As a True Autumn, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the True Autumn coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

A Signature Style concept in True Autumn colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

A Signature Style concept in True Autumn colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Autumn colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Autumn colors for the Princess Image Archetype.

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Wearing Soft Autumn

As a Soft Autumn, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Soft Autumn coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Femme Fatale Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Spitfire Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Spitfire Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Queen Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Soft Autumn colors for the Queen Image Archetype.

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Wearing True Summer

As a True Summer, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the True Summer coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Summer colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Summer colors for the Bombshell Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Summer colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in True Summer colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

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Wearing Light Summer

As a Light Summer, there are thousands, if not millions of ways to wear your colors. This post is a place to collect examples of outfits made with the Light Summer coloring in mind for various Image Archetype, occasions and purposes.

Miscellaneous outfits in Light Summer colors for the Sophisticate Image Archetype.

Miscellaneous outfits in Light Summer colors for the Sophisticate Image Archetype.

Various outfits in Light Summer colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

Various outfits in Light Summer colors for the Pixie Image Archetype.

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