Capsule Wardrobe, Outfits and Style

#MyStyle: Capsule Wardrobe Outfit 1.52: Mustard Yellow and Scarves (and I’m cold)

capsule wardrobe outfit mustard yellow leopard scarf

OK, I am starting to get a little annoyed with myself for not including more cold weather clothes in my current autumn capsule.


I’ve been lucky enough that the weather hasn’t been too ridiculous that I’ve needed puffer jackets or duffel coats, but there have been some days that a nice woolly sweater or a snuggly cardigan would have been perfect. And of course, I have neither in my autumn capsule.

One of the ways that I’ve been dealing with colder temps is by adding a scarf. The right scarf can act as a usual neck warmer, and when it gets a little colder, as a shawl. When I was breastfeeding, it was also an excellent cover for when I needed to whip the girls out for a feed.

I used to have quite the collection of scarves, in every colour, width and texture. Since my wardrobe cull I’ve kept around 5 key scarves, which serve most purposes throughout the year.

One of the scarves I kept is this leopard accented one which I received as a birthday gift eons ago. It’s a little worse for wear but I love it, and whenever I wear it people always ask where I got it from. (It was actually from Sportsgirl.)

capsule wardrobe outfit mustard yellow leopard scarf

Today was a pretty casual day with the kids so I went with a comfortable outfit of loose fitting chambray pants from Country Road and sandals. While I was looking in my closet for a top my eyes fell on the sleeveless mustard blouse and decided to risk the cool weather by wearing it, along with the aforementioned scarf.

I had never been drawn to yellow, and as a result mustard hadn’t been on my radar in terms of colour choices. Since adding this blouse to my repertoire I’ve been much more open to this shade of yellow – it’s a tricky colour to be sure, so I style it fairly conservatively, usually with denim or a neutral bottom – and like to highlight the mustard in my choice of shoes, usually with the leopard flats. I went with snake print sandals for today’s outfit, as 1. they’re pretty neutral and 2. they were the only pair of shoes I could quickly find the matching other half for in the morning.

capsule wardrobe outfit mustard yellow leopard scarf

capsule wardrobe outfit mustard yellow leopard scarf

capsule wardrobe outfit mustard yellow leopard scarf

capsule wardrobe outfit mustard yellow leopard scarf

Later in the afternoon the sun poked out between the clouds so I lost the scarf and took advantage of better lighting for these photos.

capsule wardrobe outfit mustard yellow leopard scarf

capsule wardrobe outfit mustard yellow leopard scarf

Hat: thrifted (similar)
Shirt: gift 
Scarf: gift
Pants: Country Road (similar)
Sandals: Urban Soul at Myer 

Today’s conundrum of what to wear when the weather’s getting colder is making me reconsider my autumn capsule. Sure, I have a month left and I’m hoping that I can stick it out until the end without having to make any other changes… but I also don’t want to freeze in the meantime. Any suggestions?

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