It’s no secret that we’ve been thinking a lot about our closets lately! We’ve been cleaning and organizing within the natural rhythm of spring cleaning, but we’re also rethinking what’s inside our closets as well. APIARY’s shoppe opening is on the horizon and we’re both looking for streamlined, shoppe-appropriate outfits. Simple, classic pieces that will mix and match to make our mornings easier. It’s time for a capsule wardrobe!
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What is a Capsule Wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is a carefully curated collection of essential clothing pieces that are versatile, timeless, and can be mixed and matched to create multiple outfits. The idea behind a capsule wardrobe is to have a smaller selection of high-quality pieces that you love and wear often, rather than a closet full of clothes that you rarely wear. Capsule wardrobes work for all ages!
By creating a capsule wardrobe, you can streamline your morning routine, reduce decision fatigue, and eliminate the frustration of not knowing what to wear. It can also help save money in the long-run, as high-quality pieces tend to last longer (rather than purchasing trendy items that will only be in style for a season).
How to Make Your Own Capsule Wardrobe
Creating your own capsule wardrobe is easy and can be done in just a few simple steps–really! The first step is taking inventory of your current wardrobe and setting aside anything that you haven’t worn in the past six months or that doesn’t fit properly. Be honest with yourself and get rid of anything that you don’t truly love or that doesn’t make you feel confident and beautiful.
Next, choose a color palette that works for you. Stick with neutral colors such as black, white, grey, and beige, as they are versatile and can be easily mixed and matched. You can also add a pop of color with a few statement pieces or accessories like a colorful scarf.
Once you have your color palette, it’s time to choose your essential clothing pieces. These should include items such as a classic white button-down shirt, a little black dress, a tailored blazer, a pair of jeans, and comfortable yet stylish shoes. Choose pieces that fit your personal style and that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
A Few of Our Capsule Picks
After you have your essential pieces, it’s time to add a few accessories to complete your capsule wardrobe. These can include items such as a statement necklace, a versatile tote bag, a classic watch, and a pair of sunglasses. Again, choose items that fit your personal style and that can be worn with multiple outfits.
Here is a breakdown of some essential clothing pieces and accessories that could be included in your own capsule wardrobe:
- Classic white button-down shirt
- Simple black or white t-shirt
- Chambray or denim shirt
- Silk blouse
- Neutral-colored sweater
- A pair of dark-wash jeans
- Black or navy trousers
- Khaki or beige chinos
- Tailored shorts (in a neutral color or classic pattern)
- Little black dress
- Wrap dress (in a solid color or classic pattern)
- Midi or maxi dress (in a solid color or classic pattern)
- Trench coat (in a neutral color)
- Black blazer
- Leather or denim jacket
- Classic black pumps
- Comfortable yet stylish flats or loafers
- Casual sneakers
- Neutral-colored ankle boots
- Classic watch
- Statement necklace
- Versatile tote bag
- Scarf (in a solid color or classic pattern)
Remember, the key is to choose pieces that fit your personal style, your everyday activities, and that can be easily mixed and matched to create multiple outfits. This list is just a starting point, and you can always add or subtract items based on your individual preferences and lifestyle.
Mix and Match
Now that you have your capsule wardrobe, it’s time to put it to use! Each morning, choose an outfit from your carefully curated collection of clothing and accessories. Mix and match pieces to create a variety of outfits, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations. With a streamlined capsule wardrobe, getting dressed in the morning will be a breeze, and you will always look stylish and put together.
Here’s How We Did It
Using the paired-down, mini-capsule we showed above, we created 15 different outfits we absolutely love! Here they are:
In conclusion, a streamlined capsule wardrobe is a game-changer for any person looking to simplify their life and enhance their personal style. By investing in high-quality essential pieces that can be mixed and matched, you will save time, money, and energy, while always looking and feeling your best. So, take the time to create your own capsule wardrobe today and discover the beauty and simplicity of a clutter-free closet and lighter laundry load.
Everything looks great! I love that the pieces are cheap but not fast-fashion quality I don’t think. I no longer have my disposable nurse income and we’re just on my husband’s single income.
We couldn’t agree more, Michelle! Fast fashion is out and sustainable is in. We’re looking for pieces that will last for years to come and companies that keep the environment in mind.
I love all those pieces – they look so classic and easy to wear, like comfortable but stylish too. Colour palette a bit bland for me personally, (I like my pops of bold colours), but I think I would like to create this type of capsule wardrobe for work. They look like they could take you from spring, thru summer, and fall, maybe a bit of winter, just not the palazzo pants. A bit chilly for Canada.
So glad you like the pieces, Marilyn! The color palette allows for a lot of mixing and matching, but we love to accent with colorful accessories like a headband or a scarf to bring in more personality. These outfits have Florida girls like us covered, but a climate like Canada would certainly require more layers and outerwear!