Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Fall Capsule Wardrobe With Five Pieces, Featuring XCVI

Have you ever purchased several pieces from one brand with the intent to wear any of the pieces together? Well, that is exactly what I did for today's collaboration with XCVI clothing. This post is essentially the beginning of a fall/winter capsule wardrobe. I'm sharing five coordinating pieces that not only complement each other, but they will also complement items already hanging in the closet. With just the five pieces, I counted eight outfits!

Why XCVI? 

When I worked with XCVI last winter and spring, I fell in love with their stylish approach to the real woman, living out real life.  For me that means, their leggings look like pants and feel like leggings! It means their tops are flowy, fit well, and make me feel cute. 

Also, before this post, I owned two pairs of pants suitable for spring and summer, one pair of shorts, a couple of dresses, and a few tops from XCVI. This means I have a good idea of how their pieces fit! In addition, I've washed and worn several of these pieces repeatedly and they're still going strong. All of this made XCVI a company I wanted to work with again. 

Where Do You Start?

If you're wanting to be selective about your clothing purchases and choose pieces that will create more outfits, this method may be an option for you.  Not everything has to be purchased at once either. You can start a wish list. Even if a particular item sells out before you get around to it, there's bound to be something similar released. I've noticed this with XCVI. They restyle their most popular designs to match the seasons.

Anyway, here are a few tips to get your simplified capsule wardrobe started: 

  • Check Your Closet: Sounds obvious, but I'll say it anyway. What do you need? A new sweater, new long-sleeved tops, new pants, etc?
  • What's two to three of your favorite colors? Again obvious, but what looks good on you, and what colors compliment it? For example, I chose blues, grays, and khaki for today's line up. 
  • Now go to the brand website and narrow your search (and save time!) by searching for "blue tops", etc. 
  • Choose two tops, two pairs of pants, and one completer piece. Once I had selected the colors I wanted, I chose one print top and one solid top. Both pairs of pants are solid and will work with either top. And the jacket works with any of the tops or pants!
  • Check with a stylist. One thing I love about "smaller" shops is more access. As in the case with this lineup, I asked about whether or not two styles would work together, since I wasn't able to try them on in a store. They were happy to help and I felt more confident about my choices. 

Choosing Sizes

Now that the organizing was complete, I anxiously waited for the clothes to arrive. Would I like them together? I sized down on the flowy tops and stayed with my standard size for the pants. Both pairs of pants have an elastic waist so I knew they would work with the ups and downs I experience each month. ;) Again, I own several pieces from XCVI, so I was confident about what sizes to choose. 

The Cord Arrin Pant

Once the clothes arrived I tried them on right away and drove all the boys in my house crazy with my fashion show. Ha! Mamma has to have some fun. Here is a quick look at the Arrin Pant, Flare Pants. These pants are fabulously comfortable, but also unique with a double raw hem and a bell bottom. Also, pictured in this lineup is the Cabot Turtleneck, the Guthrie Mesh Top, and the Winifred Jacket. I love that this jacket can also be worn as a dress!

Looks With Cord Leggings

Another pair of wonderfully comfortable pants are the Cord Leggings. They have pockets on the side, an elastic waist, and ruching up the front for extra style points. 

Featured Outfit: Tie Dye & Bell Flare Pants

I couldn't close today's post without sharing an outfit styled in action. I've already worn these Arrin pants a couple of times, so I thought I'd start with them! Since I was in the mood for a print, I chose the Cabot Turtleneck and paired these items with my lug boots and my latest hat! The turtleneck is smooth on the outside with a terry cloth lining. I love how it feels and look forward to cooler days here in Florida! 
Cabot Turtleneck / / Cord Arrin Pant / / Hat - Amazon / / Lug Boots - c/o Enjoiya

Natura Lug Boots - C/O Enjoiya 
Cabot Turtleneck / / Cord Arrin Pant / / Hat - Amazon / / Lug Boots - c/o Enjoiya

I'm all about factoring comfort into my styles these days. And being more organized with my purchases makes it easier to put together a multitude of outfits with fewer pieces of clothing. It also leaves room for more accessory adventures! If you're looking to start coordinating adventures of your own, my code, GRANOLA20, is still active and is good for 20% off your entire purchase! 

I'll be back with ANOTHER set of XCVI Style possibilities, as well as highlights on more ways to style the pieces featured today. Have a wonderful week! 



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  1. These pieces are sooooooo good Chrissy! I love the Arin pants I got in spring so I can imagine that the cord version is just fabulous for fall! Great styling my friend!

  2. Oh my word, Chrissy, these pieces are all so amazing! I am loving the cord bell bottom pants! Well, I am loving all of it! I am getting a bit excited about corduroy right now!


  3. The Cord Arrin pant is my favorite. You styled them so cutely and look just darling in all of these!!

  4. All of these pieces are amazing! I have two pairs of the Arin pants and love them! Love your styling of all of these looks!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  5. Fabulous post, Chrissy!! This brand looks so good on you!! Perfect for Fall!

  6. You always look cool in everything that you share! Not sure if I could pull of the look but I do love how their line has some interesting and different clothes. Still haven't managed to pull the trigger on anything though.

  7. So neat about the Cord pants, they look great and I love the hat on you. A wonderful combo of pieces. My mom would benefit from a Fall capsule wardrobe!
    jess xx

  8. You're looking so adorable, my friend. The bell bottoms really suit you! <3

  9. This is such a great idea. I love the flared pants! Thanks for linking at #WowOnWednesday.

  10. Great pieces, Chrissy!!! Love the mix and matchability. XOXO

  11. Ok, Chrissy. You are TOO dang cute!! Do your boys still take your photos? Because, if they do... they need to start a business! Lol! I LOVE those coorded pants and the looser fit of them. Coords always make me think of the fall/winter and that tie dyed top is SO cute with them. You are a master at styling these neutral shades!!


  12. These are such great pieces! I really like the flare pants on you, they are so perfectly your style, and the jacket looks great too! nice mixing and matching!

    Hope that you are having a good week! It's a pretty stormy one here but the rain is very welcome :)

    Away From Blue

  13. Such good pieces! I am loving the flared pants- YOu are too cute my friend xx

  14. Oh wow, what a great pieces! And you styled then so well!

  15. I am loving your fall style here!

    I hope you are having a great week!



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  16. Such a great post! I love those flare pants and all of the outfits you came up with!


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