Capsule Wardrobe, Outfits and Style

#MyStyle: Capsule Wardrobe Challenge Outfit 1.1 – Layers

In addition to my own capsule wardrobe challenge in that I’m only creating outfits from 45 items of clothing over the next three months (check out my 35 item autumn capsule here and my 10 item essentials capsule here)…

…I’ve also decided to participate in an Instagram style challenge #marchwearwhatwhere whereby each day in March has a different style prompt which you interpret however you want with your outfit. What’s great about participating in this style challenge is that it gives me some ideas on what outfits to create from my capsule wardrobe, and perhaps match clothes I wouldn’t have thought of before because I was always sticking to the same “uniform” – so having less clothes + different ways of styling what I do have is a definite style challenge!

One item that is new to my arsenal is this Folded and Hung sleeveless jacket that I bought while I was holiday. I’d seen this around on various style blogs and really wanted to give it a try, but never found the right one I wanted – it was either too long, not the right colour, waaaay out of my price range… While I was getting my pedicure done in Manila I saw this vest being advertised in a magazine and was on a mission to get it. At P999 (just over AUD$30), a nice neutral-ish colour and hitting just below my hips, I was sold. The question was, how to where it?


As Day 1 of the #marchwearwhatwhere challenge was “Laws of Layering”, I took the opportunity to whip the sleeveless jacket out to layer over my Lucky Brand mandala tank top and rag and bone denim shorts. I’ve spoken about the rule of three before and this jacket provided that third, additional element of interest over what would have been an otherwise simple outfit. It turned out to be a nice starting outfit for the first day of the challenge and the first day of autumn.





Sleeveless jacket: Folded and Hung (similar)
Tank top: Lucky Brand
Shorts: DIY from rag and bone jeans (similar)
Shoes: Urban Soul at Myer
Bracelets: all Alex and Ani


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6 thoughts on “#MyStyle: Capsule Wardrobe Challenge Outfit 1.1 – Layers

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m excited (and curious!) to see how this capsule wardrobe turns out xx

  1. Love the sleeveless jacket! Such a great way to add interest to an outfit. I’ve never tried a capsule challenge but I’ve always wanted to. Good luck with yours!


  2. Great series you have started there. Definitely worth it for people to check out. I’m so checkin out that insta hashtag and taking part. Looks like fun!!

    I love the vest and the colour is different as you usually find them in black. Thanks for linking and please don’t forget to come back this week to learn how to steal Jessica Alba’s style at home and in fashion 🙂 It will be lie shortly.

    1. Ooooh I LOVE Jessica Alba’s style! Will definitely check it out! Maybe we could start our own style challenge! 🙂

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