Tips for Creating a Wardrobe Capsule

So, you’ve heard about wardrobe capsules and you want to jump on the bandwagon, right?! But how do you even get started?? It might seem overwhelming to make such a huge change in your fashion lifestyle, but it’s really not that hard! Follow these simple tips for creating a wardrobe capsule and you’ll be loving your simpler life in no time! 

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What is a Wardrobe Capsule?

First off, let’s review. What is a wardrobe capsule? A wardrobe capsule is a small collection of clothing that you curate to fit your lifestyle. You weed through your huge closet full of clothes and build an intentional wardrobe of pieces that are versatile, classic, and fit your fashion needs. You say goodbye to the fluff and unnecessary pieces and hello to your everyday foundational pieces. 


Before you start curating your wardrobe capsule, you need to stop and think what season you are creating this for. Will your wardrobe capsule be for spring, summer, fall, or winter? Are you creating a capsule that is year-round or multi-seasonal? Once you know which season, then you’ll know what types of clothing that you’ll want to include in your capsule. 

Color Scheme

Do you have favorite colors? Do you feel and look great in certain colors? Does your closet already consist of clothes that are in a certain color scheme? Choose colors that look great together. If you pick a color scheme, then you’ll be able to mix and match your pieces (your tops and bottoms, your jackets and sweaters, your skirts and blouses) easily to achieve so many different looks. Even though you’ll have less clothes, having common colors or complementary colors will help you create so many different outfits. 


You need to consider the amount of space you want to take up and the amount of money you want to spend. If you want a small collection of clothes to fit in a small space, then you need to be really smart with what pieces you put in your collection. Usually a small wardrobe capsule consists of 30 pieces. But that doesn’t mean you have to be limited to that amount. If you have more space, then feel free to have more pieces in your capsule. It’s all about the space you want to take up.

As far as money, whether you’re starting from scratch or you want to fill in some holes in your current closet, then you need to consider how much you’re willing to spend. Be wise with your money and choose smart pieces that can be worn in many ways and for many years. 

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Staple Pieces

This is the most important tip! When curating a wardrobe capsule, it is essential to include staple pieces. You must have those foundational pieces in your closet that will be timeless, high quality, and versatile. Pieces that you can mix and match. Pieces that won’t go out of style. Pieces that will wear for years to come. 

When considering staple pieces, think basics. White tee, black tee, skinny jeans, black leggings, leather jacket, jean jacket, chambray shirt, jean skirt, white pants…and so on. All of these pieces never go out of style and can be worn in so many different ways! 


If the thought of a wardrobe capsule seems boring to you, don’t worry! You can always dress up a basic look and add some pizazz with accessories! From belts, to scarves, to earrings, to bracelets, to necklaces, to glasses, to watches… Accessories will give any wardrobe capsule a fun splash of color and style.

Follow these tips when curating your wardrobe capsule and you’ll be sure to have lots of outfits to choose from! 

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