Updating my Capsule Wardrobe

Friday, January 29

Since I started my on year Capsule Wardrobe in November of 2014, that I have been replacing some items that I no longer liked or that was just there until I found a better quality one. I have gotten rid of a lot of pieces, some I replaced with better one's, others I just got rid of completely and got some new pieces to take their place.

Here is a chart of the pieces that changed in my capsule wardrobe in the last year:


The Switch
The Old Item
When, Where & Price
Why I replaced it
Times Worn 
My thought on the new item
Sisters Point Jojo Jacket
Levan Jacket
Dec. 2015
Stradivarius
40€
I never worn my old jacket anymore, and I wanted a Leather Jacket for ages, but haven't found the perfect one, until now.OLD 
2 times

NEW 
15+
It's great for the less cold days, I feel great in it and I feel like a badass, ha ha.
Zara Cargo Pants
Zara Powerstretch Biker JeansJuly 2015
Zara
30€
I lost some weight, so all my jeans got a bit baggy and I didn't like them that way. OLD 
50+

NEW 
100+
They fit me great! I love the zipper and the length of the. I decided to keep my old black jeans for work, they are a bit loose, but they still fit me.
Zara Combination Sneakers
Converse All Star High Top Black Sneakers
January 2016
Zara
35€
I started to wear the to work and they got very dirty. Also I didn't like the style anymore.OLD
100+

NEW
10+
I'm happy with my new shoes, they are black and comfortable. Now I don't have to walk around with dirty shoes.
Zara Ribbed Sweater
Zara Oversized Sweater
January 2016
Zara
10€
My light weight sweater stretched so badly! I needed a replacement.
OLD
25+

NEW
5+
It has an amazing soft material, I love the fact that it is a turtleneck.. perfect shade of grey!

Bucket Backpack with Tassel

MOCHILA EFEITO PELE BOLSO FECHO DE CORRER - LEFTIES Portugal
Oct 2015
Zara
25€
I bought the first backpack on an impulse because I needed a bacpack for a summer trip. It wasn't quite the thing I was looking for, so I decided to search for a new one.OLD
20+

NEW
30+
When I saw this backpack I knew it was the perfect one! Not only can I fit everything I need for a weekend trip, I can also fit my laptop if I need to go work somewhere! Perfection.
Zara Draped Top
Zara Combined Cupro T-Shirt
Oct 2015
Zara
25€
I used to love this t-shirt... but some unknown reason it stopped fitting me like it used to, so I got a replacement.
OLD
20+

NEW
30+
I have been wearing it since I bought it and I love it! The shape, the fit, the fabric. Best t-shirt ever!
Zara Halter Neck Top
Zara Knitted Top
Sep. 2015
Zara
15€
In the Summer I got this light pick top, but after a while I started to hate it... maybe due to the colour. So I gave it to a friend.
OLD
2+

NEW
5+
This new top is a much better piece for me. I haven't worn it that much due to the cold, but I have found myself trying it on a crazy amount of times! Can's wait for the warm days!
Stretch Strap Top
All About Eve Stay True Knit Tank
Sep. 2015
Mango
13€
I had 2 or 3 tops to wear under cloths, but after I perfected my capsule wardrobe I didn't worn them anymore. But I still needed one good black tank top.
OLD
200+

NEW
30+
It was an impulse buy, but I knew that I would wear it a lot, even if it was only underneath other pieces.
Zara Geometric Tote
Zara Geometric Tote
Sep. 2015
Zara
20€
I wanted and needed a tote bag. I don't carry much with me, but sometimes I do need a bigger bag.
NEW
30+
I have been loving it! It's fits all that I need inside and the material is very good!
River Island Ghillie Lace Up Ballerina Flat Shoes
ASOS LIFE STORY Pointed Ballet Flats
Jan. 2016
Mango
30€
I wanted to get rid of the rest of my flats, so I got one awesome pair and got rid of the rest!
OLD
100+

NEW
10+
They look great on the feet! Very comfortable and very sophisticated.
Mango Padded Jacket
Ann Taylor Petite Brushed Camel Blazer
July 2015
Mango
35€
I remember when I used to have a collection of blazers! Now I replaced them for only 2. This is one of them.OLD
30+

NEW
60+
Very smart yet casual. Looks amazing during Spring when the sun is shining. The cut is perfect!
Zara Fabric Neckline T-Shirt
Vero Moda V Neck BlouseSep. 2015
Zara
25€
I wanted to replace my old blouse, and I knew I wanted a lighter colour, but not white. This was my favorite find!OLD
50+

NEW
50+
I love the soft and breathable material. The colour is beautiful as well
22 comments on "Updating my Capsule Wardrobe"
  1. Olhei para a tua lista e lembrei-me de mim própria. Confesso que até dei um sorrisinho. Não que haja algum "defeito" na tua lista mas o facto é que 75% da tua lista são artigos da Zara e eu sei que é uma tendência para algumas de nós. "Precisava de comprar umas calças...". Vamos à Zara. "Precisava de umas botas pretas...". Vamos à Zara. "Preciso de comprar uma clutch para o casamento que tenho no próximo mês...". Vamos à Zara. Pelo menos eu sou assim... Mas deixei de ser :D Uma das minhas resoluções de ano novo foi proibir-me a mim própria de comprar na Zara. So far, so (not) good. Já comprei umas calças lá... Tenho 11 meses para me redimir :P Mas gostei do conceito da tua lista, que por normal é o que eu faço naturalmente. Deito fora ou dou e reponho.

    xx Sara
    www.thecitified.com

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    1. Realmente a Zara é a minha go-to store. Sao peças de boa qualidade e encontro sempre aquilo que procuro. As vezes encontro designs fantásticos la, por isso é que gosto tanto.
      Porque vais deixar de comprar na Zara?

      Sophie.

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    2. Exactamente porque compro muito na Zara e de repente apercebi-me que 90% do meu armário é Zara. Gosto muito, adoro o conceito e estilo da Zara, é muito a minha cara mas, acho melhor começar a variar um bocado. Afinal de contas, a marca não me patrocina :D

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    3. Por momentos pensei que fosse algo pior, ha ha.
      Mas entendo-te perfeitamente. No meu caso nao tenho problemas com ter um armário so com roupa da Zara :P
      Se ela me quiser particionar ta a vontade xD Ja tenho meio caminho andado, ha ha.

      Sophie.

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  2. Adorei o post, aliás adorei o blog inteiro! :)
    Identifiquei-te para uma TAG também (http://azuenture.blogspot.pt/2016/01/tag-amoodeio.html)

    http://azuenture.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Obrigado querida =)
      Este Domingo será dia de TAG !

      Sophie.

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  3. I love that I've found this site! Its exactly what I've been searching for since moving to London 4 weeks ago and wanting to become more minimalist in all areas of life. Can I ask how you found what fits you perfectly? I may like what I try on today but a month down the track I wonder where I got my taste from... thanks :) x

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    1. It's normal for you style to change. My style changed a bit in the last year, there are a few pieces that I no longer like, but the basic pieces that I know I will always wear remain the same. You need to look inside your closet now and see what pieces you grab more often. See if you like loose fit clothes or tight, a lot of colour or monochrome pieces.

      You must discover your personal style by analyzing the pieces you feel more confortante in and that make you confident and happy.

      You need to define your style. You need to try a lot of things on as well, and only buy what you truly feel comfortable in. Be harsh with yourself and analyze everything, every detail.

      Here is a post on how I found my personal style, it took years, but I finally know what I really love to wear: http://tomorrowatdawn.blogspot.pt/2015/10/my-personal-style-evolution.html

      I hope this helped, any more questions, or if you need anything, just feel free to ask =)

      Sophie.

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  4. Adorei o post e essa listagem, de forma tão simples e clara, deu-me vontade de aderir ao movimento e fazer algumas mudanças no meu capsule wardrobe! As tuas foram para melhor, sem dúvida, sempre em tons neutros, brancos, cinzas e pretos — exactamente como eu adoro!

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    1. Obrigado Sara =)
      Tens o teu capsule wardrobe no teu blog? Adora dar uma espreitadela ^^

      Sophie.

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  5. Amei o novo look do blog :) E adorei a ideia do quadro. Agora tenho andado um bocado desleixada nisto do estilo de vida mais minimalista, mas tudo se resolverá :)

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    1. Fui apontando todas estas pequenas alterações para depois poder fazer este quadro e ver o que tinha mudado ao longo do ano =)
      Ter um estilo de vida mais minimalista não acontece de um dia para o outro, e cada pessoas tem o seu ritmo. So don't worry =)

      Sophie.

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  6. Adorei o post. Só para perceber melhor esta ideia do Capsule Wardrobe: não tens só estas peças no roupeiro, pois não? Como é que isto funciona exactamente.
    Beijinhos!

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    1. Ola Tânia =)
      Nao, nao tenho so estas peças, as peças neste post foram as que levaram um update. Ou seja as que foram trocadas por novas ou substituídas por algo diferente.

      O meu Capsule Wardrobe tem 60 pecas (tudo incluído: malas, sapatos, pijamas, etc) podes vê-lo aqui: http://tomorrowatdawn.blogspot.pt/2015/09/my-60-piece-capsule-wardrobe-update.html

      Eu tenho um Capsule wardrobe para um ano inteiro, mas a quem faça para cada estação (ou seja de 3 em e meses).

      Sophie.

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    2. Muito interessante, Sophie! Vi que fizeste mais posts sobre o tema, vou lê-los a todos porque fiquei mesmo curiosa e vou ler esse que mencionaste também. Obrigado por responderes!
      Beijinhos!

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  7. eu sei, eu sei! preocupo-me mais quando um dia tiver um ordenado e não ser capaz de me controlar. Mas isso depois logo se vê. Por enquanto os meus objectivos são: autonomia, morning person, exercício.

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  8. Such amazing and well thought updates to your capsule.
    It has been a great year, am I right ? :)

    xo, Emma.

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    1. You are so right Emma.
      A wonderful year! But the best is yet to come =)

      Sophie.

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  9. In this chart (a great idea!), the comments for your backpack seem missing. It is the comment about the t-shirt repeated.

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    1. Thank you so much darling !
      I have fixed the mistake =)
      You are the best!

      Sophie.

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  10. Eu queria muito que tivesse H&M aqui no Brasil (aliás, nem sei se tem, mas definitivamente não tem onde moro). Zara também tem coisas que gosto, mas só tem em umas poucas cidades tipo São Paulo e eu nunca encontro quando estou por lá. Gostei do post! <3

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    1. Eu ja gostei mais da H&M, agora a minha melhor amiga é mesmo a Zara. Sempre que preciso de algo, a Zara tem.

      Sophie.

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