The Concept Behind the Capsule Wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe should be the backbone of your wardrobe, not a seasonal thing

Choosing Wisely before adding new pieces to your capsule wardrobe is key… If you’re constantly shopping for items to add to your capsule, perhaps you should just call it what it is: a wardrobe.

Create a Capsule Wardrobe With Style Staples and Learn how a Blank Canvas is Transformed…

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“Capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to Susie a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing which can then be updated with seasonal, inexpensive pieces in the fashion colors of the season.

So, basically a capsule is a compact wardrobe made up of staple pieces–good quality basics or wardrobe essentials, ideally around 30 to 40 items including shoes and accessories. These are interchangeable pieces, in coordinating colors, that will not go out of fashion.

The purpose of a capsule wardrobe is to have a streamlined wardrobe of high-quality pieces that could be worn often and interchangeably year-round, maximizing the number of outfits which can be created. In other words, the aim of a capsule wardrobe is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without owning excessive items of clothing thereby saving money, closet space, and time.

Although most of us live in climates defined by three-month stretches that don’t vary that much you probably won’t be able to wear your “entire” capsule all seasons. But, it’s no biggie. You just have to build in a couple of inexpensive pieces for the beginning of the season when temps are warmer, or cooler, and another couple pieces for the end of the season.

Buying wisely and learning that less is really more is the concept behind the capsule wardrobe

But remember, a capsule wardrobe should be full of items that you love…What Are Wardrobe Staples

Wardrobe Staples are an interchangeable and timeless style of clothes that constitute the foundation for attaining a style identity… Think of staples as a blank canvas that you can layer on to, as timeless interchangeable good quality classics that can be updated with fashionable seasonal inexpensive pieces.

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Closet Staples 101THE LIGHT SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE 

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Build from scratch a functional interchangeable wardrobe using staples and seasonal fashion trends. This is a Capsule wardrobe we put together for one of our clients, She is a LIGHT SPRING (her color palette)
This capsule wardrobe has 45 items / Nine (9) colors: Salmon, coral, tan, purple, navy, tobacco, Gunmetal, champagne and beige.|
Interchangeable wardrobe essentials or staple pieces, basically in neutral colors, that go with everything and clash with nothing…
45 STAPLES = 150+ OUTFITS
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ACCESSORIZE YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE WITH SEASONAL FASHION TRENDS IN ACCENT COLORS – clear aqua, powder blue, emerald green, light moss green, light golden yellow, warm pastel pink, pastel pink, light pink, clear salmon, clear red. Accent colors are basically used for accessories, tops and dresses.
LIGHT SPRING ACCENT COLORS - clear aqua, powder blue, emerald green, light moss green, light golden yellow, warm pastel pink, pastel pink, light pink, clear salmon, clear red
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How to Create a Capsule Workwear Wardrobe with Your Wardrobe Staples/Wardrobe Essentials

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Capsule wardrobe - cardiganOne Staple, 8 looks…

Accessorize each look with great seasonal pieces

A FUN WEEKEND OUTFIT

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capsule wardrobe - shorts
capsule wardrobe - leggings & shoe
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A CASUAL OUTFIT

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Capsule wardrobe - cardigan

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OFFICE OUTFIT

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Mini cardigan

Mini Dress

Mini clutchmini pearl stud 2

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RELAXED WEEKEND OUTFIT

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RELAXED EXECUTIVE OUTFIT

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Capsule wardrobe - jacket

Capsule wardrobe - pencil skirt

Capsule wardrobe - stiletto

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A NIGHT ON THE TOWN

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HOW TO DRESS DOWN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS…

 

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CARDIGAN / WHITE BUTTON UP

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Capsule wardrobe - White button up & cardigan

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Check out How To Wear A White Button Up 4 Ways…

 WHITE BUTTON UP – 1 STAPLE, 4 LOOKS

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THE GRAY SWEATSHIRT 4 WAYS…

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Capsule wardrobe - long sleeve t-shirt

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 “40 timeless staples or essentials”

2 Comments
  1. I am amazed by the many uses you can get from a simple cardigan. A basic sundress, with a cardigan over top can now do for spring and fall and with a woolly pair of tights, boots and a cashmere scarf the same cardigan is now winterized. Wow!

    • Hi Manuella. The beauty of this concept (layering) is that it allows you to make quick and simple adjustments based on weather changes. You simply add or subtract layers, one at a time, as needed. Layering is a huge part of the winter months. Did you know that each layer has a function? The base layer (against your skin) moves perspiration away from your skin; the middle layer (insulating layer) helps you retain heat protecting you from the cold; and the shell layer (outer layer) has a weather (wind, rain or snow) protection function. A versatile layer clothing approach that’s both functional and stylish. Thanks for your comment 🙂

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