Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

by | Dec 15, 2023 | Fashion | 0 comments

Hello Lovelies,

What is a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a carefully curated collection of items that complement each other. This ensures that every piece works together and gets worn. A capsule wardrobe can make your life so much easier. It usually includes around 10-20 fashion pieces in complementary shades, making mixing and matching outfits super simple. No more wasting time trying to decide what to wear in the mornings! 

What does a wardrobe include?

These pieces may include staple jeans, versatile T-shirts, classic trench coats, blazers, dresses that can be dressed up or down, and comfortable knitwear. However, a capsule wardrobe can look different for everyone based on lifestyle and personal preferences. I love fashion, and it’s fun to have a variety of clothes. I wear a lot of the same clothes. You might think limiting the number of pieces will make your outfits dull. Well, it’s just the opposite, and you can create a wardrobe with a lot of versatility that will fit any occasion.

Benefits of a capsule wardrobe.

  • You’ll save money by buying fewer pieces of high-quality clothing that will outlast you in terms of trends and quality. 
  • You’ll have fewer decisions to make, and you can hardly go wrong with your selections from the closet as all the pieces are complementary.
  • Think of all the time you’ll save getting dressed and not out searching the shops.
  • You’ll have your style nailed down, the one that best suits you, and when you look good, your confidence soars.
  • No more hauling the loads of clothes you won’t wear to the charity store.

Build around the basics you love.

Focus on building outfits around the few clothing items you wear repeatedly instead of creating a wardrobe based on what you believe are classic pieces. This way, you can have a well-curated capsule wardrobe of pieces you can rely on and work together to create different outfits. Everyone has other jobs, lifestyles, and climates, so each person’s capsule wardrobe will look different.

To create a capsule wardrobe, you don’t necessarily have to get rid of everything you already own. Instead, you should identify the pieces you wear often and want to keep and any items missing from your wardrobe.

Challenges to paring down.

If you find that your wardrobe is overflowing and challenging to manage, don’t worry. You can take steps to detox your wardrobe in an innovative, effective way. I think setting aside a few hours and committing to the process is essential. Start by separating your clothes by season and removing items from the previous season. Then, consider each item and ask yourself: Do you love and wear it? Is it a timeless classic? Does it still fit you? You can determine what you truly need in your wardrobe and what can be removed from this easy process.

Try the ole’ hanger trick.

If you need help deciding whether to keep an item of clothing, you can use the hanger trick to help you clear out your wardrobe. To start, place all your hangers in the same direction at the beginning of each season. Each time you wear an item, turn the hanger the other way. In no time, you’ll be able to see which clothes you wear often and which you don’t, making it easier to decide what to keep and get rid of.

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

What do I Buy?

I’ve applied links to examples that I select for a casual look. The styles must be adjusted if you prefer modern, trendy, sexy, or very feminine, although the ideas below will give you an idea. You will also make decisions on complementary colors as you build.

The cost of most items ranges widely; I showed moderately priced, good-quality suggestions to give you an idea of styles. I’ll go into more detail on each item in other posts when I have the time soon. 🙂

I tend to dress “preppy-style,” but you can choose the style with which you are most comfortable. the denim jacket can be a tailored jacket, or if sportier is your thing, choose a quilted Patagonia-type jacket.
Pop your questions in the comments or email me at, and I’ll gladly guide you.

1.  Blue jeans, dark-washed

2.  Denim jacket

3.  Navy blue blazer

4.  White button-down shirt

5.  Striped shirt

6.   Denim shirt

7.  Black pants

8.  Skirt

9.  Trench coat

10. Cardigan

11. Cross-body bag

12. Clutch bag

13. Pullover sweater

14. Striped sweater

15. Print blouse

16. White tee 

17. Little black dress

18, Flat shoes

19. White Sports shoes

20. Heels or dressy flats

This list and explanation should give you an excellent start to creating a workhorse wardrobe. Add a few accessories like scarves, metal jewelry, and hopefully, a bold link necklace and bracelet, a good watch, and a few earrings to round out your wardrobe.

I’d love to see photos of your outfits in the comments.

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