Winter Workwear Capsule Wardrobe: Week 1

Winter after the holidays, also known as the time of year when I don't really know what to wear to work. And if any of my readers feel the same way, this post series is for you! I will be doing a series of posts throughout February where I will be styling 20 business casual outfits for the 20 work days in February, with only 20 pieces!

Stay tuned to the blog every Tuesday to see what I wore for the week. And at the end of the series, I'll show how I wore each piece in different ways!

The 20 pieces are:
5 pairs of pants/skirts
Polka dot skirt (similar) | Navy crop pants | Navy ruffle skirt | Black pants | Black skirt

4 sweaters
Pink roll neck | Green wool crew neck (similar) | Light blue bow cuff | Burgundy v-neck (similar)

3 tops
Pink silk top | Black floral tie-neck top | Polka dot printed silk top

3 layering tops
Black and white plaid tie-neck top | White button down | Black and white gingham shirt (similar)

5 pairs of shoes
Navy flats | Blush velvet heels | Black OTK boots | Black booties (similar) | Red flats (similar)

My goal is to help you mix up your closet, even if you feel like you don't have a lot of workwear pieces. And if you aren't yet in the workforce, these are the pieces I would recommend for building a versatile business casual wardrobe!

You may notice this post is titled "Winter "Workwear Capsule Wardrobe, so I am hoping to repeat this series for warmer weather, maybe in June? Also, I guess I was feeling like packing a blog post series name with as many "W"s as possible...

Anyway, here is how I started mixing up my workwear wardrobe with the outfits I wore to work for the first 3 work days of February.

Thursday, February 1st
Polka dot top | Navy skirt | Velvet heels | Pink earrings

Friday, February 2nd
Floral top c/o | Black skirt | Similar booties | Statement earrings

Monday, February 5th
Silk top | Similar skirt | OTK boots | Tassel earrings

Thanks for reading!


  1. Excited for this series! LOVING Feb 2nd's outfit!

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  2. All such good choices.. I would totally wear this to the office! I love the chic and feminine touches in all outfits. Way to go!

    Jessica || Cubicle Chic

  3. What a fun idea, Cara! Can't wait to see all of the outfits you come up with!


  4. I love this idea! I always struggle with getting dressed for work this time of year. Can't wait to see what else you have in store!