I recently participated in an outfit challenge on Instagram and wanted to share some photos—and some of my thoughts on capsule dressing. 

The rules of a 5x5 challenge are simple—5 pieces, 5 days, 5 outfits! If you’ve ever wanted to try capsule dressing, this is a great way to start.

Deciding on my 5 pieces felt a little like I was packing for a trip—and this, my friends, is the key to packing light! Five pieces might not seem like a lot, but if you hoose pieces that coordinate well together, you can combine them in many different ways to create a variety of outfits.


I chose these pieces because I love combining blue and orange—they are opposites on the colour wheel, which means they are perfectly complementary. I was also really excited to wear this floral skirt which I found at a thrift store a few weeks ago. 

Accessories are a fun way to change up your capsule looks. Here's what I used with mine:

I really enjoyed this challenge and it’s inspired me to try building a week’s worth of outfits from a few pieces more often. Planning ahead takes the guesswork out of my morning routine, and working with just a handful of pieces actually inspires more creativity, in my opinion!