Winter is truly here and with it comes the need for a winter wardrobe. My plus size capsule collection for the season is full of colour, knits and textures – everything you would expect from the curvy girl’s wardrobe!
A winter wardrobe is definitely the easiest to create. Of all the seasons here in the UK, winter is the most predictable when it comes to weather. It will be damp, chilly and grey. We’re unlikely to see sustained snowfall. We’re far more likely to lose ourselves in fog, rain and wind than suffer from snowdrifts. All of this makes planning your capsule winter wardrobe far easier.
My capsule this season contains a few more items than my usual thirty-pieces. This is simply because winter requires more layering. Summer’s body and vest tops are layered beneath autumn’s t-shirts which, in turn, are hidden beneath winter’s jumpers. But the threads of my capsule remain the same; classic items in neutral tones with a few pops of colour that compliment one another.
And regular readers will recognise many of these items from my capsule last year. My heavenly bright royal blue knit and patterned mini skirt are items that you will see as long as they last. As will my luxurious velvet blazer. After all, why buy new when you have so many treasures already in your wardrobe?
And this is the trick of dressing in the slow fashion movement. Finding what you love and wearing it over and over, as many ways as you can. Patching the item up when a hem drops or replacing the buttons when they refuse to hold on any more. Slow fashion isn’t about rejecting new things, but about cherishing the things you love.
Because of this, there are very few new items in my winter wardrobe. And those items that are new, simply replicate the worn-out items from before. A new pair of leather trousers after my previous pair split clean in half. A biker jacket, purchased in autumn, to take the place of my military jacket which is now a little too snug to layer with chunky knit jumpers.
Due to many of the items being old and from previous seasons, I’ve been unable to include exact items below. But I have attempted to track down similar items for you.
There are a few items on here that I haven’t worn as much as others. The patterned bodies have had few outings are jumpers have really ruled the day. Similarly, my velvet wrap top and leopard skirt have really been saved for those few special occasions. Of which, these days, there really are very few. My life simply lends itself to blazers and skinny jeans far more than it does floaty skirts and plunging bodies! Nevertheless, they remain in my capsule for those odd diner dates or drinks with friends.
I apologise for not posting at least one picture of each item being worn in true life (not posed simply for the blog). Sadly, weather and life often gets in the way of these things. But do make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share daily outfit photos and so much more!
Now, will you be trying a capsule wardrobe in 2019?