The Partywear Capsule

Picks from my partywear capsule wardrobe

The capsule wardrobe project that I undertook at the beginning of autumn has found its way into my partywear wardrobe, too. I'm sure I wouldn't be the only person to have rails of beautiful clothes that I might have only worn once, for a 'special occasion' and then quickly filed away in the 'unwearable' category once again. A partywear capsule is a small extension to a regular capsule wardrobe, containing things that you wouldn't wear frequently, but that you love and intend to wear again.

On so many occasions, I have dashed to the shops and panic-bought something to wear for an evening out, when I felt I had nothing suitable at home. By decluttering my wardrobe of things that I never wore, and allowing things I did love and really enjoyed wearing to have more space, I have found that I always have a look to reach for, whatever the occasion. It was difficult to part with dresses I might have only worn once or heels that were incredibly uncomfortable (actually, that wasn't difficult!) but it has definitely allowed me to see what I actually have.

I haven't bought anything for this partywear capsule, it's made up of things that I already had. What I did was clear out a lot of other things I never wore; allowing these pieces to take centre stage.

My partywear capsule:

3 smart tops (2 sequin, white and cream from Whistles, 1 black lace from Topshop, similar here, here and here)
1 pair black peg trousers (from Jigsaw, similar here)
1 jumpsuit (from Whistles, similar here)
1 statement skirt (from Whistles, similar here)
1 evening bag (from Whistles, similar here)
2 pairs of shoes (one power flat from Zara, similar here, one heel from Whistles, similar here)

Total: 9 pieces that can be mixed and matched to make different outfits and looks for any occasion, from super smart and formal to quirky and cool.

This capsule has been built over a couple of years, and I really treasure each piece in it. I think they're all quite timeless and classic.

XO Amie
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