Wardrobe Architect Week 12: Accessories

This week’s exercise is about adding accessories.  I’ve slowly began to add accessories to my everyday outfits but I still struggle with my work outfits.  I don’t like to spend too much time on my work outfits because I’m focusing on other things in my morning. I just like to get something ready the night before and not think about anything but that when I’m getting ready.  I mainly just adjust for the weather and that’s about it. In an effort to be better here is a list of my functional and decorative accessories:

Make a list of requirements for your accessories. List what you consider to be functional accessories and decorative accessories, and what your requirements are for each.

Functional Accessories:

Comfortable yet fashionable shoes – I walk a lot during the day and I don’t like to change into sneakers at work.  I usually wear boots or loafers.

Sneakers for the weeknights and weekend

Sandals for the warmer months

Large tote for work – for my notebooks, papers, lunch and water bottle, also to store stuff when I run errands on my lunch

Extra grocery totes – for when I go grocery shopping on my lunch break

Hair tie – always need a hair tie

Cap – when it gets seriously hot in LA and I’m running errands on my lunch

Wide-brim hat for walks outside of work

Mini cross body purse for my phone, wallet and keys when I’m walking or going for a run

Small Cross Body Purse for everyday

Scarf for my shoulders when it’s a mild day but I still don’t want to get burned

Chunky scarves for LA winters

Performance Headband to cover my ears on windy days


Decorative Accessories:

Simple minimalist jewelry – includes necklaces and bracelets

Diamond earrings – wedding gift from my husband

Hats – usually wide brim to match

Skinny belts

Skinny rings

Chunky watch

Decide how many of each to include for the coming season. How many of each do you need for your current capsule wardrobe?

I need/want pretty much all of them except for the chunky scarves and the performance headband.

Add accessories to your capsule wardrobe. Be sure to look towards what you already own before window shopping!


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Hi! I'm Kelly, a lover of sewing, fitness and fashion.

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