(sorry I had to recreate #29. it got lost somewhere)
The biggest players ended up being my functional favorites. I was surprised at how much I wore my white skirt, but seeing as how I was short on bottoms to go with my tops it makes sense. The vests I included were an easy way to make an outfit "different," especially the dresses. Though I included my favorite strapless maxi dress, it turned out to be hard to remix and an item I didn't wear as much.
I would like to carry over my vests, my Madewell dress (#17) and the J.Crew black dress (#21 and #25) to the fall capsule. Given how well they worked (and how good they made me feel) I think they would work with tights and boots well. Even though I don't like shorts and hate how I look in them, it got so hot in August (duh) and I was glad I included them for the days when I just didn't feel like putting on a dress.
Overall, the biggest thing I took away is that I will not be able to function with 37-ish pieces for an entire season, especially a southern season. The moment I hit 30 outfits, I leapt for joy and added about 22 more things back to my closet. That would've made my capsule 47 pieces. Though it wouldn't have made dressing for this time period a "challenge," I think I could have very well gone all summer with those 47 pieces. My capsule will be more like 50 items for fall because of that. It did help me realize the colors I like to wear and to just get rid of things that don't fit! Though I didn't get rid of all my other pieces of clothing (I just can't!) it did make me get more creative with the pieces I didn't include when I added them back. I was preparing for fall during this capsule, so I did shop, but I could totally see curbing my shopping big time being in a capsule, knowing that I had other items to swap out once I completed it.
For my trial capsule, I think I did pretty well. I'm excited that I finished it! What have you taken away from your capsules? What do you keep in mind when you're remixing your closet? Do tell!