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A simple winter capsule wardrobe.

The days of frosty degrees has reached Denmark, and therefore I am super happy that I’ve finally been reunited with some of my heavier jumpers and coats. My autumn capsule was a bit more simple this year with around 37 items in total, and it worked out so well! Normally I like doing capsule wardrobes with a 35 items all-years basic wardrobe + 5-7 season based items on top of that, but this year I choose to pack away some of the basic items I hadn’t been using very much anyway (primarily because of the temperatures), and then I replaced those with some older autumn faves instead. And I’ve chosen to stick to this approach during the winter season! My winter capsule is actually very similar to my autumn capsule, but like I said I’ve added some heavier items to make sure I stay warm through the colder months.

The autumn season was all about our new house and the renovation of the inner walls and ceilings, which we are still not done with. That of course means that many of my weekday evenings and weekends have been spend in my work uniform! It’s not that I haven’t been inspired by my autumn wardrobe at all but life happens, and I’ve been wearing the before mentioned work uniform quite a lot. We’re done with the first few (more critical) rooms now though, so we’re working with a slightly slower pace on the house now than we did the first 2 months after getting the keys. We had a deadline because we needed to be out of our apartment, so we wanted to work hard to make sure the bedroom and master bathroom was done before moving in. And we managed! We’re still working many hours on the house though, because we really want it to be done on the inside before the spring season – but we don’t have to work every single night and weekend anymore. Anyway, now that we’ve slowed down a little, this of course also means that I am now finally able to wear my normal clothes a biiiit more than before and it feels so good, haha! There’s just something about wearing clothes that makes you feel amazing, am I right?

Dagene med frostgrader er for alvor ved at have sit tag i Danmark, og derfor er jeg også lykkelig for netop, at være blevet genforenet med nogle af mine tungere striktrøjer og jakker. Min efterårs capsule var i år lidt mere simpel med omkring 37 items i alt, og det fungerede simpelthen så godt! Normalt kører jeg jo 35 items helårs basis + 5-7 sæson items oveni, men denne gang valgte jeg i stedet at pakke nogle af de basis ting væk som jeg alligevel ikke havde brugt noget tid (primært på grund af de dalende temperaturer), og så smed jeg nogle af mine gamle efterårsfavoritter ind i stedet. Og jeg har gjort helt det samme her til vinter sæsonen! Faktisk minder min efterårs capsule og min vinter capsule utrolig meget om hinanden i udtryk, der er som sagt blot nogle lidt tungere og varmere items med i min vinter garderobe.

Efterårssæsonen bød på huskøb og (stadig igangværende) renovation af husets indre vægge og lofter, så mange af mine aften og weekendtimer er blevet spenderet i arbejdsuniform! Det er derfor slet ikke fordi jeg ikke har været inspireret af min efterårs garderobe, men førnævnte uniform har altså haft overtaget det meste af efterårssæsonen. Nu er vi dog efterhånden færdige med den første håndfuld rum, så nu arbejder vi ikke helt ligeså meget på højtryk med huset, som vi gjorde de første 2 måneder. Der havde vi nemlig en deadline, fordi vi jo opsagde vores lejlighed og derfor var vi lidt pressede på tid – blandt andet havde vi sat os som mål at soveværelse og badeværelse som minimum skulle stå klart. Og det gjorde det heldigvis også! Vi arbejder stadig en del på huset, for der er meget der skal gøres endnu, hvis vi gerne vil være færdige inden forårssæsonen – men ikke nødvendigvis hver aften og weekend. Anyway, nu da vi har droslet lidt ned på tempoet omkring renovering af huset, så betyder det også liiiidt flere dage hvor jeg er iført almindeligt tøj og det er så rart haha! Der er bare noget ved at iføre sig tøj, som man føler sig godt tilpas i, ikke?

 


Find the brown rollneck HERE – navy blue pants HERE (these were a gift from TENCEL)

Old faves

As I mentioned, my winter capsule is in many ways very similar to my autumn capsule – I’ve actually decided to stick with many of the same items instead of packing them away for the seasons ahead (like my brown blazer, the brown loafers and my camel coat), and I’m still so obsessed with the colour theme. I just think it’s perfect for this season! The navy and brown colours compliment each other so well, and they suit my monochromatic basics perfectly. A few of the things I’ve taken out of my storage boxes is for example my winter parka. With its 7-8 years of age it is one one of the oldest items I have in my wardrobe. And it’s in such great condition still! I remember talking about last year I think, that it had started to look a bit “worn out”. But especially this year – right before the start of my low buy 2020 challenge – I look at it differently. Because truth is, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it! Well, maybe it could do with being washed soon. But it’s neither broken or worn out in any way. So, the winter parka stays as long as it lasts! I’ve also added some some older jumpers, both of which are around 5-6 years old. The cream rollneck jumper is an old wool item from H&M, but it’s lasted pretty well considering the fact that I wear it every single winter. I’ve also added a navy blue wool jumper, which I once bought during a sample sale when I had my very first job as a designer. It’s actually a men’s jumper and sadly you can’t get this exact jumper anywhere, but I’ve linked something similar for you above. And then there are other items that I’ve chosen to bring with me into the winter season too, that I also had as part of my autumn capsule. Originally I wanted to pack away the brown loafers for the winter season, but I decided to keep them in my wardrobe and then I’m simply gonna wear them with socks through winter! I’ve got a handful of brown/beige and light grey socks, that actually looks rather cool with a pair of loafers like these. They are also great for all my cropped jeans and pants, to make sure my ankles stay warm.

Som sagt så minder min vinter capsule rigtig meget om min efterårs capsule – jeg har faktisk valgt at holde mange af de samme items ude af opbevaringskasserne (fx den brune blazer, de brune loafers og min camel frakke), og jeg er stadig mega hooked på det her farve univers. Synes det er perfekt til denne sæson! De navy og brune farver komplimenterer hinanden super godt, og de passer rigtig fint med mine monokrome basis favoritter. Et par af de ting jeg har hevet frem fra mine opbevaringskasser er bl.a. den tunge vinter parka. Den er nok ét af de ældste items i min garderobe, med 7-8 år på bagen. Og den holder sig fantastisk! Jeg tror jeg snakkede om sidste år, at jeg synes den var ved at være lidt slidt at se på. Men især i år – forud for min low buy 2020 challenge – så ser jeg på den med helt andre øjne. Den fejler intet! Jovist, trænger den måske til at blive vasket. Men den er hverken slidt eller i stykker på nogen måde. Så den bliver i min garderobe så længe den holder! Så har jeg tilføjet et par gamle striktrøjer, som også begge har en 5-6 år på bagen. Den cremefarvede rullekrave er en gammel uld sag fra H&M, men den har holdt utrolig godt, taget i betragtning af at jeg hiver den frem næsten hver eneste vinter. Så har jeg også tilføjet en navy uld strik, som jeg købte engang til et lagersalg, da jeg fik mit allerførste job som designer. Det er faktisk en herrestrik og den kan “desværre” ikke fås nogen steder, men jeg har fundet et lignende alternativ til jer ovenfor. Og så er der som sagt de andre ting fra min efterårs capsule, som jeg har valgt at føre med videre ind i vinter sæsonen. Jeg havde oprindeligt tænkt mig at pakke mine brune loafers væk, men i stedet har jeg besluttet at føre dem med videre og så bruge dem med en fin sok i! Jeg har en håndfuld brune/beige og lysegrå strømper der ser super fine ud, med lige netop denne sko. De er også perfekte til alle mine cropped jeans og bukser, så mine ankler holder sig varme.

A few newbies

I’ve added a few new items to my wardrobe this season – the brown jumper and the navy pants. The jumper is from fave Armed Angels and it’s made in this wonderfully soft and heavy organic cotton. I’ve used it quite a lot already! The navy pants are a gift from TENCEL, because I’m part of a campaign they are doing through December on Instagram. A collaboration that I am extremely proud and honored to be a part of! You can read a bit more about why I love this super sustainable material right HERE. The pants are also from Armed Angels, because they are a TENCEL certified brand, so that’s why I choose these for the campaign. They are lovely with a jumper or classic white shirt and a pair of boots, or a tee, blazer and sneakers. They are also great for more fancy occasions! So allround a lovely addition to my wardrobe. In reality I might keep these as part of my basic wardrobe as a replacement for a pair of older (but black) pants from H&M. I’ve stored those away instead – might actually turn them into a pair of shorts next summer, who knows.

Jeg har tilføjet et par enkelte nye items til min garderobe denne sæson – den brune strik og de navy bukser. Førstnævnte er fra yndlingsmærket Armed Angels og er lavet i en dejlig blød og tung 100% økologisk bomuld. Den er allerede blevet hyppigt brugt! De navy bukser er en gave fra TENCEL, i forbindelse med en kampagne jeg har lavet med dem her i december måned, ovre på min instagram. Et samarbejde jeg er utrolig stolt og beæret over, at være en del af! Du kan læse lidt mere om hvorfor jeg elsker den bæredygtige TENCEL fiber lige HER. Bukserne er lavet i netop dette materiale og de er også fra Armed Angels, der er TENCEL certificeret. De er skønne med en strik eller hvid skjorte og et par støvler eller en t-shirt, blazer og et par sneakers. De er også super gode til mere festlige lejligheder! Så virkelig en lækker tilføjelse til min garderobe. I virkeligheden beholder jeg dem nok som en basis ting, som erstatning for et par gamle, lignende (bare sorte) bukser fra H&M. Dem har jeg pakket væk i stedet – det kan være jeg syer dem til et par shorts til sommer måske.

blazer – old Inwear / jumper – old H&M / jeans – Armed Angels / boots – 2ndhand Acne / bag – Omybag

So there you have my winter capsule wardrobe for 2019! The winter season is cold and dark, and winter depressions are no joke. But I hope that you’ll get the chance to find som light in the dark this season. December is magical because of Christmas, but January and February can be kind of heavy to get through. If you need some inspiration on how to add some more “hygge” and warmth to this cold and dark season, I made THIS video a while back. It contains 10 ideas with “hygge” activities to do during autumn, but which you can of course also do during the winer season. A way to bring a bit more warmth and light into your life, before we finally reach springtime again.

Så der har i min vinter capsule for i år! Vinteren er kold og mørk, og vinter depression er bestemt ingen joke. Men jeg håber at I får mulighed for, at finde lidt lys i mørket denne sæson. December måned er jo magisk i sig selv på grund af julen, men januar og februar kan ofte være nogle lidt tunge måneder at komme igennem. Hvis du mangler lidt inspiration til, at finde hyggen frem og sætte lidt mere pris på de her mørke måneder, så lavede jeg for noget tid siden DENNE video. Der er 10 idéer til hyggelige aktiviteter man kan lave gennem efterårssæsonen, men bestemt også gennem vintersæsonen. Netop for, at bringe lidt mere lys og varme ind i livet inden vi endelig går mod forår og lysere dage.

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  • Sue
    5. January 2020

    Hi Signe,
    Thank you for inspiring me! I have just discovered your YouTube channel and blog, and I love your philosophy, casual style, and capsule approach. Recently I have lost 25 pounds, so I am rebuilding my wardrobe with smaller sizes and classic pieces. Your capsule charts are amazing! I work from home and have great photoshop skills, so I plan to make a similar chart for my new clothes. ?
    All the best,
    Sue

  • Vicky
    8. January 2020

    Signe- in previous seasons you’ve made us a few sample boards of how you would style together pieces. I really miss that because I love how you put things together. Will you be doing that again for your winter-capsule too? I know it’s much like autumn, but love your suggestions – and helps me get the most out of every piece in my minimal wardrobe – it’s been the heart of my success! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for what you do!

    • signeh24
      > Vicky
      10. January 2020

      Hi Vicky! Thanks for your comment! <3 I don't know why I skipped it this time really, but I'll remember to make them in the future for sure. Thanks for your input! Signe x