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Creating A Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe: A Complete Step-by-Step Plan For Working Moms

So, you’re a working mom and in need of some professional outfit inspiration.

I’ve got your back!

Working mothers are often faced with challenges in clothing.

If you’re like most moms, your day-to-day wardrobe can be a challenge.

The biggest problem is finding enough time to keep up with it all, right? So you’re busy, rushed, and short on time.

But no more…

I’ll introduce you to a new way of dressing.

The good news is that this way of dressing is not just streamlined, but it’s comfortable and can be easily transitioned into other seasons.

I am in my quest to help working women balance the desire to style themselves with the realities of managing a household.

Unfortunately, many women find figuring out how to create a winning winter business capsule wardrobe overwhelming.

So they throw up their hands in surrender and go back to wearing the same grey sweaters.

While there are no simple answers to creating a fantastic winter business capsule collection…

There are some strategies in this step-by-step process that can help simplify the process for you.

So no reason to fret.

What Is A Capsule Wardrobe?

Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe - eleven nude-colored clothes hanging and clip on a wooded hanger hanging on a pole rack.

Capsule wardrobes are popular among working moms because they help you get dressed quickly in the morning…

Without having to worry about what to wear.

So, what is a capsule wardrobe really is?

A capsule wardrobe is a wardrobe that is small enough to fit into one suitcase.

Capsule wardrobes are designed to be flexible and versatile, which means they can be used year-round and on any occasion.

Capsule wardrobes are also known as “wardrobe essentials” or “essential wardrobe”.

They are all about creating a streamlined, organized closet that allows you to mix and match items in order to create multiple outfits for different occasions.

5 Reasons Why You Should Build A Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe

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When you’re a working mom, it can be hard to find the time and energy to get dressed in the morning.

If you’re a working mom, I have good news for you: 

Building a business capsule wardrobe is easier than you think! 

And it’s not just about saving time or money—it can actually help you feel more confident and put together in your everyday life.

Here are five reasons why I think it’s a great idea to build yourself a winter business capsule wardrobe:

1) It Makes Mornings Easier.

Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe - a woman wearing sleepwear and she is facing the window and raising her hand because she just woke up

When you have a closet full of clothes that go together, getting dressed in the morning becomes as simple as choosing one item from each category (i.e., pants, top, jacket). 

You’ll never have to worry about what color goes with what again!

2) You’ll Feel More Confident At Work.

Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe - a woman who is smiling to the camera wearing a nude top with a coat over on it and mustard colored-pants.

When you show up looking amazing in your professional attire, it shows everyone else around you that YOU mean business! 

And as an added bonus, this confidence boost will help get the job done faster and more efficiently than ever before.

3) It Will Help Streamline Your Daily Routine. 

Winter Capsule Wardrobe - different colored jackets hanging on a pole.

By curating one specific look for each season of the year (and sticking to it)…

You won’t have to waste time figuring out what to wear every time you get dressed—you’ll already know exactly what goes together! 

This means less time shopping for outfits and more time actually getting stuff done… 

Which is exactly what I want when it comes down.

4) It Saves Money.

Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe - a woman putting a coin inside a piggybank. There are coins and paper money lying on the table.

By buying fewer items and investing in quality pieces that will last for years (not months)…

Your wardrobe will become more affordable over time because you won’t need to replace anything often or at all!

Capsule wardrobes are designed to be versatile and allow us to mix and match our clothes in different ways…

So that they can be worn in many different combinations each day. 

If you build an efficient capsule wardrobe, you’ll never waste time trying to find an outfit because everything will always be there;

Ready to go with no extra effort needed on your part.

5) Make Your Wardrobe Work For You And Not The Other Way Around

Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe - neutral colored wardrobe, six clothes hanging on a pole rack with a pair of black heels on one of the compartment.

This one is pretty self-explanatory but also very important.

When I’m trying to dress myself in the morning, my minds is already busy with all of the things I need to do that day. 

I might be thinking about what I need to do at work, what my kids wants me to bring them from school…

Or even just how much time I have left before it’s time for bed again. 

Having a set outfit ready to go helps take out some of these distractions because now all I have to think about is getting dressed and looking good!

How To Build Your Own Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe?

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I know that working moms have a lot on their plates.

Between work, family, and everything else in between, it can be hard to find time to get ready in the morning, let alone think about what you’re going to wear.

You do not want to feel like you are constantly wearing the same thing every day.

It is important to have some variety in your wardrobe so that it does not get boring after a while.

This is where winter business capsule wardrobes come into play.

Plan Your Capsule Wardrobe

Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe - an empty wooden wardrobe with nine wooden hanger hanging on a pole.

The first thing you need to do is plan out your season before it starts!

What kind of work do you do?

What kind of environment will you be working in?

Do you want to look professional or casual?

By knowing what kind of work environment you’ll be working in, you can decide what type of clothing will be appropriate for the people around you.

Make Your Shopping List

Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe - a woman holding her lips thinking what coat she should buy, the black one or the orange one.

Shopping lists are your friend.

Write down everything that you need to purchase for the capsule wardrobe.

You will need to consider your work attire, casual and weekend attire, and any special occasions or events that you have coming up.

Write down what you will need for each category on your list.

The list for a Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe includes:

  • -A pair of black pants (that can go with heels or flats)

  • -A pair of black boots (that can go with everything)

  • -A grey sweater/blouse (to wear under your blazer)

  • -A pencil skirt (to wear under your blazer)

  • A couple pairs of tights in different weights/thicknesses (see below).

    Thin tights: Warmth when it’s cold outside but still cool inside

    Medium weight tights: Warmth when it’s cold outside but still cool inside

    Heavy weight tights: Warmth when it’s cold outside but still cool inside

  • -A blazer or jacket (to wear over your sweater or shirt)

  • -A turtleneck in black and grey color (to layer button-up skirts as well as you can wear them underneath your vest or jacket when it gets colder outside)

  • A black dress for work functions or other formal events

  • A long sleeve onesies in colors like grey or burgundy are great too because they’re flattering under vests without being too revealing at all

Create A Budget

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Once you have made your list, create a budget for yourself.

In building an effective winter business capsule wardrobe, make sure that you have the funds necessary to do so.

This can be done by looking at how much money you spend on clothing each month and dividing it by four (4).

This will give you an idea of how much money should be spent on each category.

Once you have a clear picture of what your monthly spending looks like…

it will be much easier for you to prioritize which pieces will be most important for building your capsule wardrobe.

For instance, if you spend $100 per month on eating out and $50 per month on groceries…

Then it might make sense for you to save up for a few months before buying any new clothes at all—

unless they’re going directly into this wardrobe!


Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe - a woman wearing an all white outfit deciding if she should buy the clothe with stripes design on it.

Next, go shopping!

Once you have determined how much money should be spent in each category, go shopping.

Head out to local stores and find the items that fit into your budget and match the style guidelines for each category on your list.

It’s important that when building your own winter business capsule wardrobe…

You make sure each piece is versatile enough to work with other pieces in your wardrobe.

So that they don’t go unused when they’re not needed anymore or worse yet – forgotten about completely!

I recommend shopping online because there are so many great deals available online.

You can also start with a list of things that are missing from your wardrobe, and add to it as you find new items that fit your style.

Finalize Your Capsule Wardrobe

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Now that you’ve taken the time to assess your needs and determine what you need to add to your wardrobe, it’s time to finalize the capsule wardrobe.

Here are some tips for finalizing your Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe:

1) Make Sure Everything Fits Properly.

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This is crucial!

If something doesn’t fit right, then it’s not going to work for you—no matter how cute it is.

2) Be Realistic About Your Schedule And What You’ll Be Doing While Working.

Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe - a woman smiling in front of the camera wearing white shirt and reading glasses. She is also holding a pen and a watch.

Maybe jeans aren’t the best choice if you’re going to be walking around a lot on during shifts.

Or maybe they are!

It depends on your lifestyle and how much time you’ll be spending sitting down versus being active during your work.

3) Consider How Much Time It Takes To Get Ready In The Morning.

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Make sure that everything in your wardrobe can be put on without needing too much effort.

For example, if you have a lot of layers (like an undershirt, shirt or sweater), then try wearing those pieces over each other so

Another tip on finalizing your winter business capsule wardrobe.

You can either use pre-made outfits or create your own.

Searching on the internet offers a few different options so that you can choose which one best fits your needs.

If you’d like a little help from me, I recommend starting with one pre-made outfit and then customizing it as needed.

If you’re feeling super motivated, feel free to build your own outfit from scratch!

You Got This!

Yes, it is possible to build your own Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe as a working mom.

You’ve got this.

The first step is to make time for yourself.

Just imagine how great it’s going to feel when you take some time for yourself every day, even if it’s just for 5 minutes.

It will be worth it.

Now that you’ve made time for yourself, let’s get started building your Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe as a working mom.

Are You A Working Mom, Who Is Tired Of Spending Too Much Time Shopping?

It’s difficult to build a Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe when you’re a working mom.

You have so much going on, and it can be hard to find the time to put together all of the pieces of your wardrobe.

Don’t want to spend hours scouring the internet for pieces that will work together?

No problem!

I’ve found the best ways to create your own Winter Business Capsule Wardrobe, all in just a few minutes.

Check out our free guide here.

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