Capsule Wardrobe Re-Vamp with Brass Clothing
As you know, I’ve been working with a Capsule Wardrobe for the past few months. I started this in an effort to cut back on my spending and to streamline my getting ready process. The past few weeks I’ve been slacking a little (my Greek husband can attest) by adding a few too many things to my closet in order to get ready for the holidays.
Lo and behold, Brass Clothing reached out to me like a beacon of guidance and wanted to talk to me about their new program, The Brass Edit. The Brass Edit is a wardrobe redesign program that strives to help women create beautiful, foundational wardrobes over the course of six months. The goal is to clean out your closet, focus on what you’re missing and then over the next six months, Brass Clothing helps you select one piece per month so that you focus more on shopping intentionally. The end result has you focusing on your wardrobe as an extension of yourself!
I was all about this, so when Brass Clothing so kindly offered me a chance to check out some of their core pieces, I went straight to my closet to figure out what I was missing and one major thing stuck out at me. I didn’t have a solid pair of work pants. Sure, I’ve picked up “fast fashion” pairs of cheap black trousers, but they tend to fall apart in the wash and so over the past few months I’ve stuck to dresses and skirts for work. While I love dressing up for work, the point of having a capsule wardrobe was so I could streamline my getting ready time and create more of a work uniform – something that made me look and feel good. I wanted to create a sort of “work capsule” so I decided to take the opportunity that Brass Clothing provided and try something new.
Using the Ponte Pant as my starting base, I built up a small work-wear capsule of sixteen pieces. Brass Clothing’s Edit Collection is made up of sixteen core pieces that they believe every woman should own. Drawing inspiration from there, I built up my work-wear capsule and eagerly awaited my pants to arrive.
When they arrived, I was thrilled! (I love a good mail day) I tried them on immediately and was so excited with the fit. The Ponte Pant is considered a mix between a legging and a work pant, and I was pumped to see that I could still get the same, tailored look of work wear pants with the comfort of a pair of lounge leggings. The pants have an elastic waist band, making me feel less constricted around my stomach – which is a huge hang up for me when choosing pants – and the pockets in the back are great for me to keep my pass keys and metro cards in, without having to fumble through layers and bags on my commute home.
In working with Brass Clothing, one of the most important things they told me was that they loved my style and they couldn’t wait to see how I would put my personal spin on the Ponte Pant. This was super encouraging, because often times when putting together a Capsule Wardrobe, it’s easy to fall into looks that you think you should adopt versus staying true to yourself. When that happens, you wind up adding in your personal pieces at a later date to display your personality, and then a month later your closet is suddenly overwhelmed again. I loved that Brass Clothing wanted to see me in my outfits. It inspired me to dress with intention and use core items to show my personality.
This was a great reminder that core pieces don’t have to be entirely minimalist. I threw on one of my favorite graphic tees over a crisp white button-down and my Ponte pants, then slid into my old faithful leopard print pants to wind up with an outfit that felt completely effortless and true to my “office goth” personal style. There was no second guessing, or trying on multiple versions of the same thing. The Ponte Pants made me feel confident and put together while the addition of my favorite tee made me feel secure.
I can’t wait to mix and match my new Work Style Capsule over the next six months. What about you? Have you been looking to simplify your life through your closet? Well hey, reach out to Brass Clothing – each Brass Edit comes with a 30 minute Closet Consultation that’s super helpful in figuring out what you’re trying to get from your closet. Tell them I sent you!
A special thanks to my friend, Currie, for helping me out with these photos! As much as I love taking outfit photos, I'm still getting comfortable in front of the camera - your help was awesome!