How To Create a Capsule Wardrobe

Are you tired of not being able to find your clothing because you don’t have room in your closet? Are you tired of spending your entire paycheck on clothing? If so, it may be time for a capsule wardrobe.

A capsule wardrobe is a wardrobe that consists of a limited number of versatile pieces that you can wear throughout the season. The number of items you buy is up to you but less is more. (Some fashion experts recommend buying 37 items which seems like a very random number but, hey, what do we know?)

You will need a capsule wardrobe for each season so during the last few weeks of the current season, start thinking about the items you will buy for the following season.

If a capsule wardrobe sounds like a good idea to you, here are some must have items you will want to include.



Leggings represent the ultimate in versatility. You can wear them to the gym, when hanging with friends, when running errands…you may even be able to get away with wearing them to work.

While it is recommended you get a few pairs of leggings to make up your capsule wardrobe, black leggings are a must.

Denim Jacket


Denim jackets are essential items for the fall and spring. They go with just about everything, they are rugged and durable, and they never go out of style.

Little Black Dress


Need we say more? Little black dresses are a must have wardrobe item. You can dress them up or down for a variety of occasions. And black is always great for hiding a multitude of sins.

Print Dress


While the little black dress will go with just about everything, you’ll want to have at least one dress in your wardrobe that makes a statement. A print dress will work well at the office and it will also be terrific for slightly formal occasions.

Low Heeled Boots in Neutral Colors


Boots are great for dressing up casual looks. It’s a good idea to have a few pairs in colors that go with everything.

White Button Front


A white button front shirt will look good with a pair of jeans or a skirt and it can also be worn under a suit. It is an essential piece for formal and casual looks and it goes with everything.



A blazer is another must have item. It is great for creating professional looks and it can also work as a light weight jacket.

Denim Shorts


Denim shorts are a hot weather must. Like all pieces of denim clothing, they go with just about anything and they have a timeless style.  



Sneakers are the most comfortable shoes to walk in. They are great for the gym, they are ideal for running errands and you can even wear them to work. No capsule wardrobe is complete without a pair.

Now that you know what to put in a capsule wardrobe you are ready to start collecting your key pieces. What essentials can you not be without?



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