Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

If you feel overwhelmed by the options in your closet, but still can’t seem to find outfit combos that work, downsizing to a capsule wardrobe might be the solution for you.

Capsule wardrobes consist of a limited number of versatile clothing items. A foundation of timeless basics partnered with a few statement pieces can make putting outfits together easy and enjoyable.

People decide to create a capsule wardrobe for several reasons. Having a limited number of items cuts down on consumption, making it a sustainable practice. Others want to save time and stress when getting ready, knowing their closet is full of practical items they love. No matter the reason, creating a capsule wardrobe can help you define your style and dress with ease.

Interested? Here’s how to build a capsule wardrobe:

Assess your current wardrobe.

Go through each item of clothing and decide whether to keep or donate it. Ask yourself these questions: Does this fit? Is it comfortable? Do I have items to pair it with? Do I love it?

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Plan your capsule wardrobe.

Decide how many pieces you want your capsule wardrobe to contain. Many capsules are between 35-50 items. Consider the accent colors you like best, and which neutrals they pair well with. Make sure to include items that can accommodate both casual and formal occasions.

Build your capsule wardrobe.

Review the clothing remaining from your closet cleanout and identify what is missing. When shopping for new items, prioritize comfort and quality, so you can get the most use out of your clothing. You can plan out a capsule wardrobe for each season or create two – for warmer and colder weather. Pack seasonal items away to avoid distracting from the clothing that’s in use.

Enjoy your stylish selection!

Local boutiques recommend their favorite wardrobe staples:

White t-shirt

Never underestimate the power and versatility of the white shirt. Paired with the other pieces in a capsule wardrobe, you can be dressed for any situation.”

Gray blazer recommendation from local boutique

Every wardrobe needs a blazer. This staple piece instantly elevates any outfit – it can take you from the gym to work, work to drinks, and everything in-between. Opt for a neutral color in a versatile fabric to make your favorite piece multi-seasonal.”

Flowy dress from boutique recommendations

Flowy dresses in laidback fabrics are the perfect one and done summer essential. Add sandals and accessories for an effortless and easy style.”

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