Lounge wear capsule – the basics in mine and where to buy ’em

What's in my capsule wardrobe a guide to the basics

A couple years ago it occurred to me that Mr. P&P was likely mighty sick of seeing me decked out in faded pjs with holes in them. Simultaneously it occurred to me that I spend 95% of my time at home in comfies. Since I’m a real homebody that accounts for a lot of my time in general. Surely it would make sense to invest a bit more in the lounge wear capsule section of my wardrobe? I’ve since curated a small collection of comfortable and cute pieces to wear while lounging at home and I haven’t looked back. Let’s take a look at what some of what I’ve got, shall we?

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Work Wear Essentials: the Business Casual Dress Code

business casual dress code: Poutine and Prada

Business Casual Dress Code

The business casual dress code. It’s probably the most common office dress code. It can also be a bit tricky to navigate. What’s too casual? Can you be too dressed up?

According to the all-knowing oracle Google, business casual can be defined thusly:

“relating to or denoting a style of clothing that is less formal than traditional business wear, but is still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression.”

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Shopping my closet II

A few months ago I took everything out of my closet, decluttered a few pieces that I hadn’t worn in ages, cleaned the shelf and washed the floor and then put everything back in. I love a good closet declutter! I hung everything on a hanger facing the wrong way so that, if in six months or so, there was anything remaining on a hanger facing the wrong way I’d know that piece can probably be sold or donated.

One of the pieces still on a hanger facing the wrong way was my chambray shirt. I bought it years ago thinking that I would wear it all the time. That hasn’t been the case. I decided to hit up Pinterest again to see if I could breathe some new life into this piece.

The inspiration:

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*image from Pinterest

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Shopping my closet and how to shop yours

Shopping Your Closet

For the past while I’ve been trying to streamline my wardrobe by investing in more quality basics to stretch my closet farther. I’m by no means a minimalist but am endlessly obsessed with fashion blogs about minimalism and capsule wardrobes. If you’re looking to streamline as well, one concept you may want to consider is shopping your closet. The idea is that you pull a favourite piece and try creating new outfits centered around it with pieces you already own.

Shopping your closet - Poutine and Prada

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