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What does minimalism look like for a professional working woman? Part Six – 15 Actual Outfits (Banana Republic Striped Trench Dress)

If you want to know, here are  some details on the capsule pieces I chose and my rationale for them.


All of these looks below are based around one piece in the original capsule list with 18 pieces!

….& 3 pairs of shoes

…featuring this striped Banana Republic trench dress.

Total Outfits = 12 looks

Outfit 1 Outfit 2 Outfit 3

Outfit 4 Outfit 5 Outfit 6


Outfit 7 Outfit 8 Outfit 9



Outfit 10 Outfit 11 Outfit 12

Outfit 13 Outfit 14 Outfit 15

Try different button-ups underneath

The various stripes look great when mixing it up, and I tried it with the marble print shirt, but I think I prefer the stripes as it looks like it blends in better.

Three types of stripes, it all goes together.

Different belts for a different look

No belt, a skinny metallic belt and a bright pink obi one then!

Here are two examples of a tied up front and then an obi belt, which technically give the same sort of silhouette of a nipped in waist:

In both, the obi belt grounds the look and the waist a lot better than just as a knot in front.

Dresses as a topper…

The dress as a topper – you can have it open as a duster, or if you plan on closing it, leave the whole bottom open for some contrast/interest, and use a wider belt to hold it closed

Liked this? Let me know! I can do more if there is an interest.

P.S. All of my other capsule wardrobes (but none with real-life shots like this yet), are here.

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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