Capsule Wardrobe – Black & White

September 6, 2020

I always ADORE black and white.  It always looks classy and chic … and is so easy and fun to mix and match!

Black and white capsule wardrobe



Of course one cool thing about black and white is that if you’re craving some color, you can easily add a pop of color with a red bag … or a hot pink top … or  yellow shoes … well,you get the idea!!!

What is a capsule wardrobe?

A capsules wardrobe is just a group of pieces from your closet that you can mix and match together in many ways. Putting together a capsule wardrobe is a must for travel, but it’s also just a great way to work on a wearable wardrobe for your everyday life.

 A few details about the look …

This jacket is actually a vintage thrift find. It’s from the 80’s and I’m kinda in love with it.  But, I did find one very similar and on major sale, so be sure to check that out!  The pants are curvy fit from I.N.C. on sale right now too.  And of course you’ve seen these booties before. They were a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but are back to full price now … sorry.

80's vintage jacket, houndstooth booties

black and white capsule wardrobe


Scroll through for ideas for a black and white capsule wardrobe:




Here’s another recent black and white outfit.  All these pieces could easily be added into this capsule as well!

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Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy


About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce!




  • Reply Amanda September 6, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    You are looking so adorable in this look. Love your outfit and the way you style yourself. Thanks and keep sharing.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy September 10, 2020 at 9:04 am

      Aww that makes my day! Thanks, Amanda!! OXOX

  • Reply Cindy McCaffery September 11, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Hello there, I’m also a teacher in San Jose. Teach special education (K-2) so work attire is very casual, but love how you dress up for school. Also, welcome to the silver sister club, have had virgin hair for 6 years now, and love seeing how the gray changes as time goes on.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy September 12, 2020 at 9:03 am

      Hi fellow teacher!!! Are you doing online teaching now? I used to dress up sometimes .. and sometimes go casual. I liked that I had the choice! Of course now it only matters what I’m wearing from the waist up! … I’m really looking forward to watching the gray come in! I’m glad I started transitioning now so I can see the changes as they happen! Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting!

  • Reply Darlene September 11, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    I love a black and white outfit. Yours are so cute. Gotta love those boots, Dawn!! Happy weekend!

    xx Darlene

    • Reply Dawn Lucy September 12, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Aww thanks so much, Darlene!!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy September 12, 2020 at 9:04 am

      Thanks so much, Darlene!! OXOX

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