Fall Capsule Wardrobe 秋季胶囊衣橱

An 18-Item Fall Capsule Wardrobe with Fun Colors and Patterns


My fall capsule wardrobe is finally ready and it’s full of fun colors and patterns!

I included two items from my summer capsule wardrobe, really maximizing their use. One is the white top, and the other is the embroidered shorts.

Since I started my capsule wardrobe journey, I have been shopping less, and appreciating the clothing I already have more. Creating diverse outfits with a limited amount of items is a fun creative process. As a result, it surprised me how little I need to have the various styles for everyday. After harvesting the benefits of a money-saving, time-saving and eco-conscious summer wardrobe, I’m very excited to share my fall capsule wardrobe. This capsule contains 18 clothing items, excluding shoes, bags and accessories.

♥ I’ll be sharing 31 looks from this fall capsule wardrobe on my instagram, please follow for updates! ♥

Also, a complete “lookbook” will be posted on this blog around mid November.

If you want to build your own capsule wardrobe, I hope that you will find my step by step guide helpful.




Fall Capsule Wardrobe 2017 Tops

Fall Capsule Wardrobe 2017 Outerwear

Fall Capsule Wardrobe 2017 Bottoms


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Capsule Wardrobe Lookbook Summer 2017 + Guide to Build Your Own 夏季胶囊衣橱完整穿搭展示

18 items = 31 looks/ 18样单品31种搭配

I’m happy to show you the complete 31 looks for my first capsule wardrobe! This capsule contains 5 tops, 5 bottoms, 1 dress, 1 cardigan, 3 pairs of shoes and 3 bags, totaling 18 items. For details about these items, check out my previous post, and for additional photos of every outfit, check out my instagram.

If you like my capsule wardrobe and want to create your own, check out my guide below:

  1. Rough Selection
    Keeping in mind what season you are choosing the clothes for, select out a roughly even amount of tops and bottoms from your closet first – about 5-15 in each category. Then for dresses and outerwear, choose about 1-5 in each category. Make sure you like each item (you look good in it; it fits you well; #sparkjoy) For reference, I had initially selected 12 tops, 13 bottoms, 3 dresses and 2 outerwear/cardigans in this step.
  2. Best of the Best
    Among all the clothes you picked out, do you have the same ones in different colors? If so, my suggestion is to keep only one color of the same design, in order to give your capsule wardrobe more variety. For the same reason, if you have items that are very similar in color, pattern, or design/cut, consider keeping just one of them. For reference, I narrowed down to 8 tops, 8 bottoms, 2 dresses and 1 cardigan at this stage.
  3. Match Maker
    After narrowing your options, hang them all up or lay them on a flat surface by category. This is so you can clearly see the clothes. Next, select a top and put it above a bottom, and see if they look good together. Then with the same top, see how many bottoms it can be paired with. Write down the number and move on to the next top. You can do this quickly without trying anything on to save time. When you have the “scores” for each top, keep the ones that score the highest. This is when you decide how many you want to keep. I kept 5 tops.

    Now you are ready to do the same matching game with the bottoms. Select a bottom and put it below each top you have decided to keep. Then write down the “scores”. Do the same for all the bottoms and keep the ones that scored the highest. I kept 5 bottoms.

    Next, for dresses and outerwear, see which ones can be matched with the tops/bottoms you have decided to keep. Can the dress be used as a top sometimes? Can the dress be worn with another top over it or under it? Can the outerwear/cardigan be a top by itself? These are some questions you can ask yourself if you are having a difficult time deciding. I kept 1 dress and 1 cardigan.

  4. Shoes and Bags
    Neutral colored shoes and bags are capsule wardrobes’ best friends. I chose 3 pairs of shoes and 3 bags that can be mixed and matched. I consider bags to be a part of a complete outfit since I usually go out the door with a bag.



Capsule Wardrobe Lookbook Summer 2017

Thank you for reading, and I hope you find my guide helpful.

Since fall is almost here in NYC,  I will build and share a capsule for the fall season sometime in September.


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Summer Capsule Wardrobe 夏季胶囊衣橱

Build a Capsule Wardrobe from Your Own Closet: 18 Pieces = 31 Outfits for Work and Weekends

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Do you want to get dressed quickly in the morning and always look stylish? Do you have a full wardrobe of clothes but still don’t know what to wear? Well, maybe you can take some time over the weekend and build a capsule wardrobe out of what you already have! By doing so, you can see what you really need and love, and what you can let go of while decluttering your space. Meanwhile, shopping your own closet is fun, sustainable and your wallet will thank you too. 

A capsule wardrobe contains minimal items that can be mixed and matched for maximum style possibilities. With that in mind, I decided to experiment with 18 pieces to create 31 different looks throughout August. These 18 pieces include 12 clothing items, 3 pairs of shoes, and 3 bags, excluding accessories such as belts, jewelry and sunglasses.

My capsule contains half of what I currently have for summer. This small collection of clothing and accessories makes it easy for me to swap out or replace any items. Try digging through your own closet to discover a capsule wardrobe that speaks to you. Have fun and good luck!

→The rules I set for myself for this experiment are simple:
1. No shopping for clothing/shoes/accessories in August, meaning byebye to end of season summer sales.
2. The capsule is for both work and weekends, as I work in a casual environment.
3. Only 1 – 2 additional accessories allowed for each look.


I’ll be sharing my 31 outfits on my Instagram, please follow for daily updates! A complete “lookbook” for all 31 outfits will be available on August 31st on this blog as well. 😀 


A list of the 18 items in my capsule:

Tops (from top to bottom, left to right):
1. Topshop Scallop Frill Tee (old, size US4)
2. Banana Republic Cotton Cardigan (old, size PXS)
3. Zara B&W Collection 3/4 Sleeves (old, size S)
4. H&M Open-shoulder Top (size XS, true to size)
5. Ecote Self-tie Tank (old, size XS)
6. Kate Spade “that’s bananas” Graphic Tee (old, size XXS)

Bottoms (from top to bottom, left to right):
1. Alice+Olivia Marisa Embroidered Shorts (old, size 0)
2. J Brand Cropped Skinny Jeans (size 26, true to size)
3. BCBGeneration Pleated Dress (old, size XXS)
4. Uniqlo Wide Leg Pants (old, size XS)
5. J Brand Denim Skirt (old, size XS)
6. Pink Tartan Pencil Skirt (second-hand from ThredUp, size XS)

1. B.P. Maddy Mule, Pink (size 5.5M, true to size)
2. Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals, Glitter (old, size 5.5M, true to size)
3. Halogen D’orsay Pump, Black (size 5.5M, true to size)

1. Kate Spade Leewood Place Mini Makayla Crossbody (old, Pink)
2. Rebecca Minkoff Finn Fringe Crossbody (old, Camel)
3. Hanaa-fu Aries Convertible Tote (Small, Black/Blue)


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Striped White Tee and Denim Shorts

Summer Classic with a Poetic Touch from Min & Mon 夏季经典蓝白搭配

Striped White Tee and Denim Shorts

→Top: H&M viscose tee (size 4, true to size, or better, see this lyocell tee )
→Shorts: Levi’s – Orange Tab Shorts (old, size 26, size up)
→Shoes: Sam Edelman – Greta Sandal (size 5.5M, true to size)
→Pouch: Min & Mon – Fidel Pouch
→上衣: H&M (号码4, 合身, 类似款)
短裤: Levi’s (旧款, 号码26,偏小)
: Sam Edelman (号码5.5M, 合脚)
手包: Min & Mon

This simple striped tee is made of 100% viscose, a type of rayon*. I’m matching it with my high-waisted shorts from Levi’s, and a pair of white sandals from Sam Edelman. The sandals are super comfortable, even more than the Gigi flat sandals. 

这件条纹上衣的成分是100%粘胶纤维,是人造纤维**的一种。搭配李维斯牛仔短裤和来自Sam Edelman的白色凉鞋,清爽的色调,简单大方。这双新凉鞋非常舒适,虽有很多评论说这款鞋偏小,但我买的我平常的5.5M号,非常合适。

The pouch is from a NY brand called Min & Mon. I got mine from The Market NYC in soho. The bag is padded and holds my keys, smartphone, cards/cash, and some small cosmetic items.

手包来自纽约小众品牌Min & Mon,我在Soho一家叫The Makret NYC买的。Min & Mon 在里面有个展柜。包包外层有软软的填充,保护里面装的东西。我能装下手机,钥匙,卡片钱包,和一些小的化妆品。

*What is Rayon?

Rayon is the general term for the man-made plant based fibre. It is chemically produced from regenerated cellulose like wood pulp and bamboo. This semi-synthetic textile is biodegradable, in comparison to petroleum based synthetic fabrics like polyester or nylon which are basically plastics and should be recycled.

The rayon textile has subcategories with different names depending on how the textile is made. For example: viscose, modal, lyocell/Tencel®, acetate, triacetate and cupro are common names you may have seen on your clothing label. Among them all, lyocell or Tencel® (Lenzing’s brand name for lyocell) is the most environmental friendly one, thanks to its closed loop process, which leaves nearly no waste.

The dark side of the story about rayon is that the chemicals used in the process can be super toxic. Without proper control, the manufacturing process can damage people’s health and harm the environment. I came across a recent report on the viscose industry by Changing Markets Foundation. Numerous viscose factories aren’t cleaning up their acts, and being the suppliers to big name fashion brands, their environmental and human health impact is tremendous. If you are interested to know more, here is the full report, and here is the summary.


人造纤维是取用植物纤维外加化学成分而人工合成的。这种半合成纤维能生物降解,对比取材于石油副产品的化纤,如聚酯纤维和尼龙来说更为环保。人造纤维统称rayon,除此之外还有很多其他名字,因不同的生产过程而不同名。比如viscose粘胶纤维,modal莫代尔,lyocell莱赛尔或 Tencel®天丝(Lenzing公司的莱赛尔品牌),acetate醋酸纤维,triacetate三醋酸纤维,以及cupro铜氨丝。其中lyocell莱赛尔和Tencel®天丝最为环保,因为闭环的生产过程几乎没有废物的排放。

然而人造纤维的生产也有阴暗的一面。最近看到来自Changing Markets Foundation对于粘胶纤维工厂的报道,揭露有一些大工厂不达标,对有毒的化学物质不加以正确处理,给人与环境都造成巨大的损害。而这些工厂作为供应商给很多大牌服装品牌进布料,让多少消费者不自觉地支持了这一行为。如果你想了解更多,可以看看这个报道的概要


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Eileen Fisher Silk Tunic + Second Hand Finds

Eileen Fisher 丝绸长款吊带+二手服饰

⇒Top: Eileen Fisher – Scoop Neck Silk Tunic (size PP, true to size)
⇒Shorts: Alice + Olivia (second hand from ThredUp, size 0)
⇒Belt: BCBGmaxazria (second hand from Buffalo Exchange, size S)
⇒Sunglasses: Miu Miu – Hanana Pentagon (old, from Nordstrom Rack)

上衣: Eileen Fisher (号码PP, 合身)
⇒短裤: Alice + Olivia (二手, 来自ThredUp, 号码0)
⇒腰带: BCBGmaxazria (二手,来自Buffalo Exchange,号码S)
⇒太阳镜: Miu Miu (旧款,来自Nordstrom Rack)

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ASOS Made In Kenya Chambray Crop Top and Culottes

ASOS Eco Edit Purchase Review

⇒Top: ASOS Eco Edit Made In Kenya – Crop Top in Chambray (size 4, true to size)
⇒Pants: ASOS Eco Edit Made In Kenya –  Chambray Wrap Culottes (size 4, true to size/slightly loose on waist)
⇒Bag: Rebecca Minkoff – Finn Crossbody (old, reviews in this previous post)
⇒Sunglasses: Miu Miu – Hanana Pentagon (old, from Nordstrom Rack)
上衣: ASOS环保选集-肯尼亚制造 (旧款, 号码4, 合身)
裤子:ASOS环保选集-肯尼亚制造 (号码4,合身/腰部稍微有一点点松)
⇒包: Rebecca Minkoff (旧款,评论在这个旧帖里)
⇒太阳镜: Miu Miu (旧款,在Nordstrom Rack淘到)

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Threads 4 Thought Tee + Feelgoodz Flip Flop + H&M Conscious Shorts -夏日休闲装备

⇒Tee: Thread 4 Thought – Eat Well Travel Often Madina Tee (old, size XS)
⇒Shorts: H&M Conscious – Lyocell Shorts (size 4)
⇒Sandals: Feelgoodz – Slimz (made of natural rubber, color: mint, size 6)
⇒T恤: Thread 4 Thought (旧款, 号码XS)
⇒短裤: H&M Conscious 环保系列 -莱赛尔布料短裤(号码4)
⇒拖鞋: Feelgoodz – 天然橡胶人字拖 (薄荷色, 号码6)

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Summer’s Casual Staple: Levi’s Denim Shorts – 夏日必备基础单品:李维斯牛仔短裤

⇒Top: Ecote (old, UO in-house brand, size XS)
Shorts: Levi’s – Orange Tab Shorts (size 26)
⇒Shoes: Sam Edelman – Gigi Sandal (old, see links for current styles in post below, size 5.5M)
⇒Bag: Rebecca Minkoff – Finn Crossbody (old)
⇒上衣: Ecote (旧款,UO的自有品牌, 尺码XS)
短裤: Levi’s李维斯-复古经典款短裤 (尺码26)
⇒鞋: Sam Edelman (旧款, 现款看博客链接,尺码5.5M)
⇒包: Rebecca Minkoff (旧款)

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Patagonia Houdini Jacket Review – 便携带的环保抗水外套

Jacket: Patagonia – Houdini Jacket (water resistant, yoke yellow, size XS)
Tee: Topshop – Scallop Frill Tee (old, size US4)
⇒Skirt: Uniqlo (old, size XS)
Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman – Charlie Slip on Sneakers (old, size 5.5M)
⇒Bag: Uniqlo – Canvas Tote (old)
夹克: Patagonia (抗水面料,蛋黄色, 号码XS)
T恤: Topshop (旧款, 号码US4)
⇒裙子: 优衣库 (旧款, 号码XS)
⇒鞋: Circus by Sam Edelman (旧款, 号码5.5M)
⇒包: 优衣库 – 帆布袋 (旧款)

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Clean Beauty: ACURE Organics - 有机护肤品牌ACURE

ACURE Skincare: natural and certified organic ingredients. ACURE currently has a sitewide sale for 30% off! Use code BIGDADDY. Sale ends June 18.
Products from left to right in photo: eye treatment (current version), day cream, night cream, resurfacing treatment, sleeping mask, facial toner, oil body spray.
ACURE护肤品:只含天然和有机的原料。目前官网全站在打7折!优惠券代码BIGDADDY, 在结账时输入即可。优惠截止日期为6月18号。
图中所展示的产品从左到右依次为:眼部护理新包装, 日霜, 晚霜, 修复精华, 睡眠面膜, 爽肤水, 身体用润肤喷油.

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