I’m baaaaaack! Well sort of… After taking a bit of a break from the blog after my little Ollie was born in June I’m back with my latest capsule wardrobe. This time there’s going to be less detail and more focus on the overall theme and idea. Firstly because I don’t have nearly as much time to work on this post and secondly because the theme is all about choosing what’s both comfortable and looks good enough to leave the house in. In a Covid world where we are all spending more time at home, and maybe even working from home too I wanted this to be my comfiest capsule yet! So here it is my Comfort Covid Capsule Wardrobe for Autumn/Winter 2020.
Sustainability and Ethics in my Capsules ECO
For the past couple of years I have been making a conscious effort to ensure any new pieces I add are coming from ethical/sustainable brands. After doing lots of research about the best (and most beautiful – because it’s still important to love what you wear) ethical/sustainable fashion brands I put together a list of my favourites here.
Look for the ECO symbol next to items that are from ethical and/or sustainable brands.
Colour Palette + Theme
White / Beige / Teddy / Lilac / Pink
My colour palette is all about keeping things light and bright – we are all feeling a bit gloomier this year so I wanted to stay away from dark colours that for me only enhance these gloomy feelings. I’ve chosen a base of beige and layered in pastel lilacs and pinks (because well… that’s just what I always do!).
My final comfort covid capsule wardrobe came down to 37 pieces, including shoes. I usually find between 35 and 45 pieces to be enough to keep things feeling fresh.
You could condense the number of pieces if you like by not doubling up or having as many options.
I’ve included a mix of weights, textures and materials to suit a cooler climate. The focus for every piece chosen was comfort and so there are a lot of soft loose knits, cottons and linens as well as some feature wool and cashmere.
Because I work for myself I’m able to stick to a casual style all the time, which is why my capsule doesn’t include any formal pieces. With a new baby I also kept away from fussy pieces that would just annoy me to be wearing while I need to be active with him.
And even though comfort is a priority I’ve made an effort to include pieces that are not only comfortable and practical but make me feel a bit dressed up. I still think no matter what life stage you’re at you should feel good in what you wear.
For outfit ideas take a peek at my Instagram Stories highlight called ‘Capsule’.
Want a little tour through my maternity postpartum capsule wardrobe? Take a peek at my vlog:
Comfort Covid Capsule Wardrobe Item List
Like these pieces? You can shop them and support Jayde Archives at the same time by using some of the affiliate links below:
- Bird and Kite Monet Blouse ECO
- Boob Design Tee* (Maternity) ECO
- Boob Design Tee (Maternity) ECO
- Free People Peplum Tee (old)
- Everlane Organic Waffle Tee ECO
- Everlane Long Sleeve Tee White ECO
- Everlane Long Sleeve Tee Stripe (old) ECO
- Lilac Slub Tee (old)
- Everlane Cashmere Crew ECO
- Everlane Cashmere Sweater ECO
- Legoe Heritage Sweater* (Maternity)
- Oysho Sweater (old)
- Everlane Alpaca Sweater ECO
- Lullaby Club Sweater ECO
- Lullaby Club Cardigan ECO
- Everlane Twisted Merino Cardigan* ECO
- Armed Angels Hoodie (old) ECO
- Steele Jagger Rainbow Sweater
- Everlane Cocoon Coat ECO
- Free People Teddy Jacket
- Selected Femme Wool Coat ECO
- Black Puffer (old)
- Free People Skirt (old, similar here)
- Lullaby Club Smock Dress Gingham ECO
- Lullaby Club Smock Dress Lilac ECO
- Lululemon Leggings (old)
- Wool Joggers
- Boob Design Flare Pants* (Maternity) ECO
- Lullaby Club Knit Pants ECO
- Armed Angels Mom Jeans (Detox Denim) ECO
- Everlane Straight Corduroys ECO
- Everlane Ballet Flats ECO
- Veja Sneakers ECO
- Blundstone Chelsea Boots
- Ten Points Ankle Boots ECO
- Panama Jack Winter Boots
- Sorel Winter Boots
Sometimes I use affiliate links and feature products that were kindly gifted to me, all gifted items are marked with a *. However all opinions are 100% my own. I only ever recommend brands and things that I personally love!