Okay, so I know I previously mentioned I was going to move away from doing outfit posts. Truth is, I've been so excited about how many outfits I've been able to create already out of my 40 piece Fall Maternity Capsule Wardrobe that I feel the need to start sharing some of my favorites.
Though this is actually the 26th unique outfit I've created out of my capsule, I've been wearing similar variations of this specific one because I just love both the sweater and jacket so much. I love them even more combined. Something about the way the buffalo plaid cascades and peeks out beneath the tough moto jacket just makes me feel so badass even with this baby bump. It just seems effortlessly cool to me.
When planning my fall capsule the one pattern I wasn't sure why but I really wanted to add in was buffalo plaid. I've just always loved it. In junior high and high school (in the peak of the grunge filled 90's) I lived in quilted buffalo plaid flannels I stole from my father. Much to my mother's dismay, I'd even refuse to wear winter coats on the coldest days and instead insist of these beat up and tattered quilted flannels. When I found this cascade cardigan version, I just knew I had to have it! To me it looks like a more grown up version of those jackets my mother hated all those years. I'm so glad I trusted my gut and just got it, I've been wearing it pretty much every weekend since I started this capsule. Every time I wear it, it just feels very me. It's really hard to explain. I feel just as warm and comfortable wearing it as if I was wearing my 90's flannels all over again.
I guess in a way who we are and our personalities when we are younger before the daily grind sets in kind of reflects our true personalities when you think about it. It's funny seeing these photos of me now, I really don't look all that different than my high school self. Ironically enough despite changing my hair every three months, as of now I even had the same haircut! I think it's really funny now that I'm in my 30's it had to take me finding pieces that remind me of my 15 year old self to feel even more confident than I already was.
So if you're just dipping your toes into seasonal capsule wardrobe planning now, and are stumped on what to include, try remembering back at what your favorite pieces were in your high school years. After identifying what that special piece was, try to find a contemporary item that reminds you of it. Then buy it and prepare to feel like a rockstar every time you wear it. Even if it's a grunge rockstar.