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Capsule Wardrobe for Every Style

January 31, 2017

When starting off the New Year we tend to take a more holistic view of our lives, and in some cases our wardrobes. One of the trends or “fashion verbiage” that has been tossed around lately is: The Capsule Wardrobe. What does that really mean and is it really possible?

the capsule wardrobe

From my point of view a capsule wardrobe includes the staple items that you invest in to create your wardrobe foundation. I believe that fashion should be fun and that you shouldn’t just limit yourself to a certain number of items. On the other hand, I do think streamlining your wardrobe and taking on the “less is more” approach is a great challenge. Let’s face it, we all have our favorite items that we wear all the time, so why not just have them in our closets? Reduce the noise. With that said, I have rounded up staple items that can create a solid foundation for a wardrobe. When mixed together these pieces can create go-to, effortless looks. These pieces are not boring, but I would encourage adding your own personality or accessories to really make your capsule wardrobe your own. Based on personal style, not every capsule will look the same. I came up with three variations to fit differing styles: preppy (clean/nautical/classic/tailored), femme (flirty/feminine/whimsical/soft), and edgy (unconventional/cool/original/distressed). And it is OKAY to mix and match between each style board. By no means are these one size fits all. All images are clickable.

The Preppy Wardrobe Capsule:

Sample Outfits:

For Work: 2 + 1 + 15   |   For Weekend: 14 + 9 + 5   |   For Date Night:  8 + 6 + 4

Shop the Capsule:

The Femme Wardrobe Capsule:

Sample Outfits:

For Work: 2 + 5 + 6   |   For Weekend: 9 + 13 + 8   |   For Date Night: 10 + 12 + 15

Shop the Capsule:

 

The Edgy Wardrobe Capsule:

Sample Outfits: 
For Work: 11 + 7 + 9   |   For Weekend: 1 + 10 + 14    |   For Date Night: 2 + 12 + 4
Shop the Capsule:

 

Overwhelmed? Confused? Need a place to start?

Totally normal!

The best way to use this post is to assess your current closet situation, declutter, then revisit this post to see what staples you are missing. In the meantime, here are our 6 wardrobe must-haves for EVERY closet. All of these items in the graphic below can be accessorized to fit your personal style. We tried to pick our favorites at various price points as well. Image is clickable!

Want more capsules? Check out our newest capsule for curvy girls!

What is missing from your closet? Who is ready to do a big clean out? Let us know how we can help!

  • Courtney Bier
    January 31, 2017 at 9:51 am

    This post could not have come at a better time. I have been wanting to downsize my closet and have no clue where to start. Thank you for sharing!

    • Lindsey
      January 31, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Courtney! SO glad it was helpful!

  • nicole
    January 31, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Great post! Love your ideas! I have the Madewell Billie boots and they are awesome!

  • Katie
    January 31, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Great post! Now what to do with all of the clothes to get rid of…

    • Lindsey
      January 31, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      You’re in luck! Check the blog tomorrow 🙂

  • Steph
    February 1, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Love this! How about a cute capsule for the SAHM? 😉

  • Beth Bishop
    February 10, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I’d love details on the go-to black heels in the big 6 Wardrobe Musts pictures but the image isn’t clickable in the blog posting. Are there details/links posted somewhere?

    • Lindsey
      February 11, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Beth! I think i fixed it so you should be able to click now! Thanks for letting me know!

      • Beth Bishop
        February 12, 2017 at 3:24 pm

        Thanks!

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