It’s time for a wardrobe revamp.
You’ve been wearing the same stuff over and over again, so it’s time to freshen things up with some new duds.
But how do you know what clothes to buy?
Where do you start?
I believe in building a wardrobe around a capsule of 10 extraordinary items that you can wear every day.
It’s all about finding the right balance:
Having enough variety without being overwhelmed.
And the best part is that once you have these items in your closet, they’ll last forever!
What Is A Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of clothing items that you can mix and match to create multiple outfits.
It’s like having a uniform, but instead of it being the same thing every day, it’s different outfits every day.
A capsule wardrobe is great for people who don’t like to shop or who have trouble getting dressed in the morning because they don’t know what to wear.
It’s also great for people who want to save money by buying fewer clothes and investing in higher-quality pieces that will last longer than cheaper ones.
If you’re looking for inspiration for building your own capsule wardrobe, I’ve put together this list of 10 extraordinary items you can wear every day (and still look amazing).
The 7 Wonders Of Capsule Wardrobe
Freedom is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a capsule wardrobe.
When you’re working with a capsule wardrobe, you have the freedom to wear anything in your closet.
You don’t have to choose between a black dress or a blue dress—you can just grab both and be ready for anything.
Freedom is also about freedom from clutter.
A capsule wardrobe eliminates all the stuff that isn’t useful, keeping only what you love and need most.
That means no more clothes that you never wear, no more spending money on items that just take up space in your closet, and no more worrying about running out of room for new items!
- the burden of having to choose between 50 different outfits in your closet,
- the anxiety that comes with making those choices,
- the guilt when you decide to wear something that’s not your favorite but it’s all you have left in your closet.
Simplicity is one of the seven wonders of a capsule wardrobe.
It’s a strange thing to say because it seems like a simple concept.
But when you’re surrounded by colorful, busy clothing that all looks so good, it’s easy to forget that less is more.
When you’ve got too many options, it can be hard to narrow down exactly what you want to wear each day.
The beauty of a capsule wardrobe is that it’s a whole lot easier to keep up with your clothes than it is when you have an overflowing closet.
There’s no need to constantly worry about what you’re going to wear because there’s only one thing you need to worry about:
Choosing the right ten items for your capsule wardrobe.
With simplicity comes peace of mind.
You don’t have to think about what you’re going to wear tomorrow or next week or next month.
You just have one outfit that works for everything.
And if your job requires a personal uniform or certain types of clothing (like scrubs), then this system can help you stay on top of your game at work as well!
Convenience is the biggest reason to have a capsule wardrobe.
With so many choices, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the options.
And that’s not even mentioning the fact that most of your closet is probably filled with clothes you’ve never worn!
When you have a small set of clothes, you can easily choose what to wear and put them on quickly in the morning.
You don’t have to spend time thinking about what goes together or if it matches because everything in your wardrobe goes together.
It’s also convenient that you won’t have to look through your entire closet every morning trying to find something appropriate to wear.
It’s easy to see what’s there and make a choice quickly, which means you can get out the door faster (and still look good).
The convenience of a capsule wardrobe is that it makes choosing outfits easy and quick.
You don’t have to spend time sifting through your closet looking for outfits.
All you have to do is grab an item from your capsule and go!
One of the reasons why you should consider going with a capsule wardrobe is that it helps you save money.
You will not be buying clothes as often as before and most likely, you will only buy items that are essential to your wardrobe.
This means that you will have fewer clothes in your closet at any given time and therefore, less money spent on them.
A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of clothes that you can mix and match to create a wide range of outfits;
So you don’t need to buy a ton of new clothing in order to have a great wardrobe.
You can build your capsule wardrobe slowly over time, or you can start with just two or three items and add more as needed.
You also don’t have to spend a fortune on each piece—you just need to make sure it fits into your overall style and color palette.
Versatility is one of the most important aspects of a capsule wardrobe.
If you want to be able to wear your clothes all the time, they’ll need to work with a variety of different occasions and styles.
You need to be able to mix and match items so you can create new looks by simply switching out one piece for another.
Another way to think about versatility is to imagine that your entire wardrobe revolves around a single item.
If you had only one pair of pants, for example, could you still wear them in multiple ways?
Could you wear them with different tops?
With different pairs of shoes?
It’s also important that you have a versatile wardrobe that is enough for all types of weather.
If it’s too heavy for summer wear or too light for winter wear, your wardrobe needs some changes!
Variety is the spice of life and it’s also what makes a capsule wardrobe so exciting.
It really is!
But when it comes to your wardrobe, variety can be a little bit of a nightmare.
So how do you get enough variety without having to buy lots and lots of clothes?
The answer lies in your capsule wardrobe.
A well-curated capsule wardrobe is filled with variety.
You’ll have some pieces that are more formal and some that are more casual, plus a fair amount of overlap between the two categories.
Your wardrobe will include your go-to items, but also ones you can wear when you’re feeling bold or creative.
When it comes to the items you put in your wardrobe, quality is key.
A $5 t-shirt will not hold up to the same wear and tear as a $50 one.
So if you’re going to be wearing something every day, it’s worth investing in a few pieces that are made with quality materials.
It’s also important to pay attention to the wash care instructions on any clothing you buy.
You don’t want to end up with shrunken pants or a shirt that fades after one wash!
A capsule wardrobe is supposed to be simple and easy to maintain, so it should include items that can go through the wash easily without losing their shape or color.
Look for clothes with washes that are soft rather than harsh, like light denim or cotton.
10 Extraordinary Items You Can Wear Every Day
1. A Pair Of Jeans
The core of your wardrobe is probably made up of jeans.
Because they look good and they’re practical, denim is an item most women can’t live without.
With that being said, you need a basic pair of blue jeans, as well as a black pair and even some colored ones.
But don’t stop there.
You also need a great pair of white skinny jeans and straight-legged chinos or cords to wear with heels and dresses.
2. A Pair Of Black Pants
Black pants are a great addition to any capsule wardrobe.
They can be worn with almost anything, and add instant polish to an outfit.
For women, the most common choices are either skinny or straight-cut black jeans—we recommend going with one of each.
Black pants are the new “black dress”—the ultimate wardrobe staple that can be worn as part of an outfit or on its own.
This pair is in a conservative cut that makes it appropriate for both professional and casual settings.
Pair with colorful accessories like shoes and scarves to create more interesting looks.
3. A Black Top
The first thing to go on a capsule wardrobe is the black t-shirt.
It’s perfect for every occasion, whether it be an office meeting, an informal happy hour at a friend’s house, or even a casual Friday at work.
The must-have wardrobe staple, this all-black top can be worn with just about anything.
It’s sleek and simple so you don’t have to worry about it clashing with your outfit.
This is great for work but also looks amazing dressed up with a statement necklace or on the weekend with your favorite jeans.
4. A White Top
One of the easiest and fastest ways to get started building your capsule wardrobe is by starting with a white top.
It goes with just about everything, and it sets a minimalist style that can change your life.
It’s also so easy to mix and match that once you have it, you wonder how you ever got by without it.
Your first step should be to make sure your white top is versatile.
You can wear it under blazers, or t-shirts for the weekend.
Whether you choose a classic crew neck or twist on the classic tee-shirt look with a trendy scoop neckline, it will become a go-to for both work and play.
5. Two Sweaters (one wool sweater and one cashmere sweater)
Great sweaters are the key to a clean, satisfying wardrobe.
They cover your torso and offer warmth while also creating the illusion that you’ve put in more effort than you have.
A good cashmere sweater is in every respectable woman’s closet (it’s a bit more expensive, but it lasts forever), while there are plenty of great wool sweaters out there as well.
The cashmere sweater has a perfect weight, it’s yummy and soft, and it just doesn’t wrinkle.
The wool version is super warm and easy to layer or wear on its own.
Get both because they are so versatile that you’ll want to wear them all the time!
6. Two Jackets (one trench coat, one blazer)
Two jackets are better than one.
One for a formal dinner, and the other for all of your day-to-day adventures.
Trenches and blazers are staples and must-haves in any wardrobe.
They are timeless, versatile, and can be worn as separates or together.
Two simple pieces to create a wardrobe foundation, these jackets are built to last, and always look great.
The trench will keep you stylish in rain or shine; the blazer is a modern classic that goes with everything.
7. A Black Skirt
Every woman needs a black skirt.
You see them everywhere and you need one in your closet to feel coordinated and put together.
This skirt is so versatile it can be worn in a business environment or with jeans on the weekend.
It’s soft, stretchy, and classic.
It can be paired with just about anything and will never look out of place.
This versatile must-have goes great with a sweet sweater and flats or a blouse and heels.
8. A Black Dress
A black dress is the ultimate wardrobe staple.
It’s easy to style and can be paired with different shoes, jewelry, and accessories to make it look new every time you wear it.
The right dress can also turn even a casual outfit into something more formal;
Perfect for when you’re running late but need to look put together.
A black dress saves you the trouble of choosing what to wear by making the decision for yourself.
When paired with a statement necklace and heels, this dress will elevate your look and make it appear as if you’re really dressed up.
9. A Scarf
A scarf is a great everyday piece of clothing because it can instantly turn any outfit from drab to fab.
You can use your scarf in place of a cardigan or blazer, or layer it under one.
The options are endless and trust me, you will have so much fun with this one!
A scarf can keep you warm or cool and is one of the most useful accessories in your wardrobe.
You can wear them both ways—try looping it around your neck as a cowl, then tie it in front for an asymmetrical look.
Or try tying it completely around your neck for that cozy wintertime feeling.
10. A Pair Of Boots Or Sneakers
A simple pair of boots or sneakers are the perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe.
They can be worn with almost anything and will work for both women and men.
Find a pair that fits you well, and be sure they aren’t bulkier than they need to be.
You can wear them with jeans, wool pants or even dresses.
They are pretty much the safest bet to always be able to get ready in the morning and go out looking great.
A Free Capsule Wardrobe Guide To Jumpstart
Turn your closet into a capsule wardrobe by following this guide.
This free guide is designed to help you build a capsule wardrobe, making it easier to put together outfits and saving you time every day.
It’s filled with suggestions on what items fit into different categories of item groups.
So that you can see your whole wardrobe at a glance and find exactly what you need in seconds.
With a capsule wardrobe in place and accessorized with accessories, you can put together an outfit for any occasion.
This free guide will walk you step by step through the process of building your own wardrobe that
- fits into your lifestyle,
- works with your body type, and
- helps you feel good about yourself every day.