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Winter 2020 capsule wardrobe

Casual Winter Capsule Wardrobe

casual winter capsule wardrobe 2020

Winter capsule wardrobe 2020 from left: medium blue scarf / light blue scarf / grey cardigan sweater / blue long sleeve tee / charcoal long sleeve tee / black long sleeve tee / gold hoop earrings / silver statement earrings / blue and silver earrings / black leggings (under $25) / skinny jeans / black belt / bootcut jeans /

Winter is underway! Now that the holiday season has passed, it is time to put together my winter capsule wardrobe. Thank you for all the great feedback after I posted my holiday capsule wardrobe in early November. I’m so glad you enjoy this series! Since the holiday season shares roughly the same weather pattern as the winter season, my capsule wardrobe for winter is not very different from the holidays. The big difference is, instead of a focus on holiday green/red, this capsule wardrobe focuses on the color of 2020, which is Classic Blue! Yay!!

As you can tell, my casual, everyday capsule wardrobe for winter is almost identical to the one I showed you for the holiday season. The big difference is that I swapped the earrings, and changed the key color. The red tee and earrings have been replaced with their blue counter-parts; and the green scarf has been replaced with two blue ones. I have owned this light blue scarf, and this medium blue scarf for a few years now, so it was easy to add them into the rotation for the winter season. You probably don’t need two scarves for the season, unless you live somewhere really cold. I would recommend picking your favorite blue hue, and investing in one scarf.

As far as denim trends are concerned, we are still seeing cropped denim, skinny jeans, and boot-cut jeans in the new year. So, I am sticking with boot-cut and skinny since they are the most flattering styles on me. I also have a pair of leggings in my winter capsule wardrobe since they are comfortable; and ideal for ultra casual days.

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When it comes to earrings, I put my sparkles away until a special occasion comes up, and for the next holiday season. I pulled out a pair of large, classic hoops for fun; and my blue earrings, and silver earrings for day-to-day wear. Stay tuned for another post about my winter shoe capsule!

Dressier winter capsule wardrobe 2020

dressy winter capsule wardrobe 2020

Dressier winter capsule wardrobe 2020 from left: full length coat with belt / long sleeve blue tee / ivory knit turtleneck / black knit turtleneck / large gold hoop earrings / silver statement earrings / blue and silver earrings / medium blue scarf / skinny jeans / black belt / black and white pleated skirt /

Not every day is casual during the winter months, therefore, we all need a dressier winter capsule wardrobe for the office, dinner dates, and other occasions. Sometimes you can dress up jeans with high heel booties, and other times we need to ditch the jeans (gasp!) and put on a skirt paired with knee boots-for ultimate warmth on cold days.

This coat is an instant outfit enhancer! It can make any pair of denim look structured, and it adds a dressy vibe when thrown over almost anything. The belt helps give it shape too. Love it!

These knit tops are also great for dressing up a casual look. They have a more put-together look than a long sleeve tee, and can instantly elevate any look. I’m looking forward to dressing up this season using this capsule wardrobe!

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Winter around here does not last too long, so this should carry me thought January and February. How long does winter last where you live?

Stay tuned for my winter handbag capsule wardrobe-coming up soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Casual holiday party outfit and vintage vibes

casual holiday party outfit

wearing: ivory and silver earringslipstick / green sequin top / bootcut jeans / holiday nail polish / Valentino bag / black and gold booties /

It is holiday party season! This year, my friends and family members are hosting casual holiday parties. I love casual events because it means my holiday party outfits can be comfortable! This green sequin top, and these boot-cut jeans, are part of my holiday capsule wardrobe. This top is so much fun, and it can be dressed up, or down, according to the occasion. It’s perfect for dressing up a pair of comfy jeans; and the green sequins is holiday ready! Love that!

My black and gold booties are comfortable for standing and walking, plus the gold gives them a holiday touch. I love the festive look! The key to a good capsule wardrobe is to have one, inexpensive piece which is seasonal, and combine it with pieces in your closet that are seasonless. This sequin top, which is priced under $50, pairs well with basic bottoms and classic accessories in order to create a holiday-ready look. I love saving money!

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If you are looking for an affordable way to update your wardrobe for the holiday party season, I highly recommend this green sequin top! You can find it online here.

I hope you are having a fabulous holiday season! For more holiday outfit inspiration, be sure to check out my capsule wardrobe for more holiday party outfit ideas!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Holiday capsule wardrobe 2019

Casual Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

holiday capsule wardrobe casual

Casual holiday capsule wardrobe for daytime and in-home events from left: green scarf / fair isle cardigan sweater / red long sleeve tee / black long sleeve tee / charcoal long sleeve tee / red and gold earrings / silver and crystal earrings / mother of pearl, silver, and cz earrings (sold out, also love these) / coated leggings / bootcut jeans / skinny jeans / black belt /

I’m mixing things up here on Bay Area Fashionista! You all gave me such great feedback on my “what’s in my suitcase” posts this past year, that I decided to take those style posts a bit further, and show you my seasonal capsule wardrobes! If you like this type of post, please let me know and I will continue it into the new year!

The holiday season is a combination of cool, winter-like weather and parties! Yipee! This means we all need clothing which offers a festive vibe, keeps us warm, and can take us from day into evening for all those parties! Yipee!

The capsule wardrobe pictured above features denim styles we all have in our closet. Skinny jeans and bootcut jeans are basic, go-to denim styles which work well for mixing and matching our daily looks. This fair isle sweater is the perfect “hero” piece for this wardrobe. It offers a wintery vibe which is both fashionable and festive for the season. Love that! It can be worn many different ways, making it a great central focus for a holiday capsule wardrobe.

This sweater pairs well with skinny jeans, bootcut jeans, and over leggings for a more casual and comfy look. It can be layered with a long sleeve tee. I love black or charcoal paired with a green scarf, or worn alone with the red tee for a more holiday look. This is my workhorse capsule wardrobe this holiday season; you will see it a lot!

Hopefully you can find most of these items in your closet to create a similar capsule. I recommend adding this sweater to update your wardrobe basics and make them scream holiday 2019!

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What is your favorite piece from this holiday capsule?

casual holiday capsule wardrobe

Casual holiday capsule wardrobe for daytime and evening from left: white faux fur vest / red long sleeve tee / black long sleeve tee / white turtleneck sweater / red and gold earrings / silver and crystal earrings / coated leggings / bootcut jeans / skinny jeans / black belt /

This holiday season, sometimes we need to be casual yet fabulous. This vest will make you fabulous! It can be paired with everything pictured above, so it’s an easy add to your closet. I love it paired with a red long sleeve tee for a holiday vibe, a black long sleeve tee for a chic look, or over this thin, white turtleneck sweater for a winter wonderland look. I prefer it over leggings with furry boots for an apres-ski look, or paired with skinny jeans or bootcut jeans for an everyday look.

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I love this capsule for a girls lunch, daytime holiday party, school party, office party during the day, and for everyday fabulous-ness. (haha, is that a word???)

Holiday Party Capsule Wardrobe

casual holiday party outfit ideas

Casual holiday party capsule wardrobe from left: black pleated skirt (also seen here) / mother of pearl earrings (sold out, also love these) / green sequin top (under $25!) / patent black pumps / black booties / coated leggings / bootcut jeans / cropped wide leg jeans /

Looking for something day into evening? Or maybe something festive casual? This green sequin top is a game changer! It’s really affordable, and can be paired with jeans from your closet; and paired with pumps or high heel booties for a daytime party. This is also great for casual evening events too! This is my favorite party style. If I can get away with jeans, I will!

This top can also be dressed up with a black pleated skirt-which you may already own-for evening events. It can be paired with booties for a daytime or funky look, or with pumps for a dressier, evening vibe. This is a great holiday party, casual wardrobe, which can be integrated into items from your closet. Love that!

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Do you see a theme here? Almost everything goes with the jeans in your closet-did I state the obvious? You can save a ton of money this holiday season just investing in a few “hero” pieces and then mixing them into items from your closet. I am sure you already own jeans, but I also recommend investing in a black pleated skirt, and if you dare, coated leggings for the season. They are basic pieces you can mix into your wardrobe during any season of the year.

holiday party capsule wardrobe

Holiday party capsule wardrobe from left: light gold sequin dress with on-trend puff sleeves (under $50!) / coated leggings / silver and crystal earrings / patent black pumps / black booties /

How fabulous is this dress?! The price is magnificent too! It can be paired with pumps for a holiday party look, New Years Eve party, or night on the town. It can be dressed down if paired with coated leggings; this also works if you are attending an outdoor event. The leggings will keep you warm while keeping you in a festive theme. Love coated leggings!

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I don’t like buying expensive clothing when I know I won’t wear it often. This dress is perfect and guilt-free since it is so affordable! I actually am obsessed with it over leggings. It look so festive and funky. Love that!

This is my first time posting a seasonal capsule wardrobe. If you like, or dislike, the format, please let me know! Here is another breakdown of what’s shown in this post:

Closet basics which transcend season and should be in everyone’s closet:

Holiday 2019 key pieces to pair with closet basics:

I hope this holiday capsule wardrobe for 2019 helps you plan your holiday outfits! Stay tuned for more holiday style!

Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy