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Holidays 2022 capsule wardrobe

holidays 2022 capsule wardrobe casual holiday event party outfit ideas

Holidays 2022 capsule wardrobe from left: champagne sequin shirt / small golden clutch (next size up here) / blue and silver earrings / dark wash wide leg jeans (under $100, avl in short, reg., tall lengths) / golden boots /

Happy Holidays! If you have been following along for awhile now, you might be wondering why my capsule wardrobe post is a little bit different this season. As I look back on the past few holiday capsule wardrobes, I realize that they feature pieces from my fall and winter capsule wardrobes, and really only one look for holiday events. I decided my holiday capsule wardrobe should not be a regurgitation of my fall and winter capsules, rather, it should only feature holiday specific pieces. So, a scaled back and more targeted holiday capsule wardrobe is born.

If you are looking for everyday outfits, please check out my fall capsule. If you are looking for accessories, please check out my fall shoe capsule and my fall handbag capsule. My winter capsule will be coming soon with warmer pieces, so stay tuned!

This holiday season, the events I have lined up are on the casual side. This means my high heels and dresses get to continue to collect dust in my closet. Mmmm, slightly disappointed things are so casual this year, yet slightly relieved I can wear comfortable boots to events. haha, so torn!

This sequin shirt is fabulous for casual holiday events. It is warmer than a dress and can easily be worn open as a jacket over a black top, black tank top or black tube top, or alone as its’ own piece. Of course, you can pair it with any color of top, I just prefer black. I plan to pair it with my dark wash wide leg jeans since they seem like the dressiest of my current denim collection. Paired with my comfy golden boots, and I feel festive and ready to stand at an event. Love that!

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What does your holiday party schedule look like this year? Do you have any dress opportunities, or are events more casual this year?

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for holiday coverage and upcoming gift guides!

XOXO

Cathy


Fall 2022 capsule wardrobe

casual fall 2022 capsule wardrobe

Casual fall 2022 capsule wardrobe from left: black tweed blazer (under $100) / cropped stripe tee / black twist neck tee / gemstone bracelets (under $50, local designer) / large hoop earrings (under $100) / stripe tee / dark wash skinny jeans / G buckle belt / military green joggers / wide leg jeans (old, also love this pair) /

I am so excited about the upcoming fall season! It is currently 109 degrees outside, and I am melting! So, I am counting down the days to fall weather so I can not melt, and also have a chance to wear all these cozy fall outfits! Love!

This fall, there are several trends to look at and decide what works with your own personal style. As we move out of the pandemic, and back into regular life patterns, street style is getting a little more “put together” shall we say. Gone are the days, for now, of rolling out into public in loungewear, sweats, and flip flops. This fall, we are making casual a little but more glam. Love that!

If you like structured looks, you are in luck! Blazers over jeans, which is a classic outfit I rocked throughout the ’90’s, is huge this fall. It is an easy trend to rock. All you need is a pair of jeans, one fabulous blazer, and a body conscious tee or tank. That’s it! You can wear loafers, boots, or sleek street sneakers on your feet. For your handbag, opt for a top handle bag, pouch, hobo bag, or moon shaped bag. Jewelry is classic this season, so go with small to medium earrings; and if you want to add a necklace, go with delicate layered necklaces, or an understated beaded necklace. You can add bracelets or a ring too. Love that!

Another hot trend this fall is wide leg pants. This can be in the form of jeans, trousers, or pleated trousers. Since I am short, pleated trousers overtake my body and make me look like a walking pool of fabric. Wide leg jeans, which are not too wide, work better on my frame. If you are tall, lucky you! You can rock those wide leg trousers! Pair your wide leg jeans or trousers with an unbuttoned men’s shirt and tank top, or a blazer, or a crop top, or a cropped sweater. For footwear, this requires fabulous street sneakers. You can rock a hobo bag, moon shaped bag, or shoulder bag with this look. Love!

Blazer with jeans and Barbiecore

blazer with jeans trend barbiecore fall 2022

Blazer with jeans from left: black tweed blazer (under $100) / bright pink blazer (Barbiecore trend, under $200) / black twist neck tee / large hoop earrings (under $100) / dark wash skinny jeans / wide leg jeans (old, also love this pair) /

So we already talked about wearing a blazer over jeans, but there is another trend lurking on the streets which I have touched upon in previous blog posts. This trend involves bright pink and was inspired by an upcoming Barbie movie. As you know, it’s called “Barbiecore.” This is a really easy trend to rock if you loved your Barbie dolls as a child, as did I, and you like pink! I have decided to rock this trend in the form of a bright pink blazer which I plan to wear with jeans. It will also make a fun business casual look with black skinny trousers, since I don’t do wide leg trousers. If a pink blazer isn’t your thing, you can rock Barbiecore with a pink dress, top, full power suit, or with something more subtle such as a scarf or pink jewelry. I’m going with the blazer, so you can spot me a mile away. Ha!

Casual sweater outfit ideas

fall sweater outfits casual fall outfit ideas

Sweater outfits from left: black sweater jacket / cozy ivory turtleneck sweater / dark wash jeans / large hoop earrings (under $100) / military green joggers / wide leg jeans (old, also love this pair) /

As I wait patiently for cooler weather, fall is also about staying cozy on cooler days. I love this sweater jacket which can be worn over the tee’s pictured above and paired with jeans. I also love this cozy turtleneck sweater over jeans. Cozy sweaters are hot this year, so if you see one snap it up! The weather will cool down soon. . .we hope.

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Well, that’s it! A few fall trends to think about, and how I plan to rock them this fall. Now, let’s just hope the fall weather comes soon! This over 100-degree thing is, well, not my thing.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for more fall coverage!

XOXO
Cathy


Shoe capsule wardrobe fall 2022

shoe capsule wardrobe fall 2022 sneakers boots loafers

Shoe capsule wardrobe fall 2022 from top left: teal and pink sneakers / black lug sole boots (waterproof and classic) / western style boots (so comfy!) / black and white sneakers (hot IT shoe) / loafer slides (classic) / golden boots /

My fall shoe capsule this season continues to offer comfort and support for my planter fasciitis. I love these sneakers because they come with arch support, and I can save my orthotics for my workout shoes. Not only do these sneakers offer support, they are currently hot on the streets! Love that!

These black and white sneakers, also known as “Pandas,” are extremely popular because the black and white color combo is classic and can be worn with most outfits. They are definitely the sneakers I reach for the most often! I have moved my high tops and mids to the back of the closet for the fall season since I am not a huge fan of crunching up my jeans or pants over the high-top portion of the sneaker. I will pull them back out in the spring when I switch back to shorts, casual skirts, and casual dresses. I love my low tops in the fall season.

Loafers are classic, and also hot for the fall season. You cannot go wrong with any classic pair you have in your closet. Pull them out from the back and rock them this fall! I have had this pair of loafer slides for so many years I have lost count. They are perfect for fall! Love!

Boots are always hot for fall, and this autumn season is no exception. Look for western style boots, metallic boots, and classic lug soles. This pair of lug sole boots is available every fall and winter seasons. If you don’t have a pair yet, what are you waiting for? They look fabulous, offer comfort, and work wonders in ice and snow. Love that!

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What are your favorite shoes this fall season?

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for more fall coverage!

XOXO
Cathy