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The Timeless Wardrobe: Creating A Capsule For Every Season

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The Timeless Wardrobe: Creating A Capsule For Every Season

By now, a capsule wardrobe is probably nothing new for you. You’ve heard about this fashion trend. But, did you know all the benefits of creating a capsule wardrobe?

Did you know that you can create a capsule for every season? And, did you know that you don’t have to be a minimalist to have your own capsule wardrobe?

We will give you the answer to these and many more questions. And we will also give you some useful tips so that you can start creating your own capsule wardrobe for every season. Let’s dive in.

What Is A Capsule Wardrobe And What Are Its Benefits?

Let’s begin by discussing what the capsule wardrobe is. The term “capsule wardrobe” was coined in 1970 by Susie Faux a boutique owner. It can be described as a collection of no more than 50 essential pieces of clothing that can be worn over a longer period.

The idea is to make a collection of all your favorite pieces that can provide various outfit choices.

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Some of the benefits of creating a wardrobe of this kind include simplicity, versatility, sustainability, and less time and money spent on putting together outfits.


Regardless of whether you are a fan of minimalist style or not, working with a simple, minimalist wardrobe gives you the chance to be your own stylist. A simple wardrobe is also a versatile wardrobe, and with a closet like that, you can come up with numerous outfit ideas.


One of the major benefits of the capsule wardrobe is versatility. You can easily mix and match all the pieces you have in your wardrobe.

This means that every day you can have a new outfit because each piece in your wardrobe can be worn with other pieces. Which is basically the whole point of a capsule wardrobe.


A capsule wardrobe is a sustainable and eco-friendly wardrobe. By creating a wardrobe of this type you’re consuming less and reducing the negative impact fashion and fashion waste have on our planet.

Less Time And Money Wasted

You know how much time it takes to come up with everyday outfits. With a capsule wardrobe, you won’t have this problem. A capsule wardrobe saves you time because you can easily create numerous outfits with all the pieces you have in it.

Similarly, this type of wardrobe saves you money as well. Creating a capsule wardrobe is less expensive than having a normal wardrobe. Less clothing means less money. And when you need to go shopping you know exactly what you’re looking for, which means no overspending.

How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe For Every Season

Now that you know what a capsule wardrobe is and what sort of benefits it has, we can talk more about how you can create one yourself.

Let’s start by discussing which clothing pieces are considered capsule-worthy. A capsule-worthy item is any item that is simple, classic, neutral, and can be reimagined and worn time after time. Now that you know this, let’s start creating the capsule wardrobe.

Go Through Your Closet, Try Everything On, And Sort It

The first step is always the most difficult. That’s because you have to take each item out of your closet, try it on, and decide whether you want to keep it or get rid of it.

This is the only right way to start building your own capsule. Make two or more piles with clothing you’d like to keep and clothing you’d like to either donate or give away.

When trying on clothing, consider which colors suit you, which cuts and styles fit your body shape, and so on.

Stick To Neutral And Muted Colors

When it comes to the colors of your capsule wardrobe, the best would be to stick to neutral and muted colors. This is a great basis for your closet because these types of colors won’t go out of style like bold colors would.

Now, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have an item or two in some color, just not the whole wardrobe.

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Invest In High-Quality Items

When buying clothing for your capsule wardrobe, make sure to buy high-quality pieces. Since the goal of the capsule is to create a wardrobe that will never go out of style, this means that you can splurge a bit on high-quality pieces that will last you a long time.

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Essential clothing items that should be part of your capsule wardrobe

Let’s see which clothing items are essential for a capsule wardrobe.

Jeans, Pants And Leggings

When it comes to bottoms, ideally you should have one pair of good high-waisted blue jeans, a pair of dark jeans (black or gray), black leggings, and a pair of tailored trousers.

Blue jeans can be either dressed up or down, you can never go wrong with them, just make sure they fit you well. A pair of jean shorts can also be a great addition.

Dark jeans are also another staple in a capsule wardrobe because they are a bit dressier. Black leggings can also be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.

And a pair of tailored trousers if you need to attend business meetings or some sort of official business.

A Good Suit

Just like a pair of tailored trousers, having a suit in your capsule closet can be a great idea. This doesn’t have to be anything too expensive. You can have a case tailored or you can go shopping for it. As long as a nice-fitting suit.

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You can stick to a black blazer and pants or you can opt for a skirt and blazer. You can find affordable skirt and blazer sets to pair, as long as the suit combo is in neutral colors.


As for tops, stick to an oversized T-shirt, two bottom-ups, a vest top, a sweatshirt, and a blouse. An oversized T-shirt is a staple that can be worn with blue jeans, dark jeans, or worn over black leggings.

A white button-up shirt for a smart-casual look to pair with tailored trousers or blue jeans. As of recently, a satin button-up shirt has become a staple of the capsule wardrobe. So, make sure you add it to your wardrobe as well. A satin button-up can either be neutral or you can use it for a pop of color.

A black vest top can be either worn on its own or layered with a white button-up. A neutral-colored sweatshirt, beige for example, can be a great cover-up for cooler days. And finally, a blouse can used as a pop of color or pattern in your outfits.

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When it comes to dresses, a little black dress is a must. In addition to it, you should have one maxi or midi dress, depending on what you prefer, and a mini dress.

The mini dress can either be sleeveless, with short or long sleeves.

And lastly, a tailored dress can also be a great addition to your capsule. As you know these types of dresses are ideal for numerous kinds of events from weddings to evenings out.


A denim jacket, trench coat, faux leather jacket, and oversized hood are all staples. A denim jacket is probably something you already own, so keep it. You can add a beige trench coat for colder nights and rainy weather.

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Just like the denim jacket, a faux leather jacket is a piece that won’t go out of style. So, make sure you add it to your capsule wardrobe. And finally, a casual piece to put on when running errands – an oversized hood, is also something you should have in your closet.


Creating a capsule wardrobe may seem complicated, but once you get started, things get easier. If you decide to build one for yourself, you’ll see how practical and flexible that kind of wardrobe can be.

You won’t need to waste money or time on constantly getting new pieces, plus you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint. Creating a capsule wardrobe has more benefits than just one.

About The Author
Erin Lane is a creative writer and lifestyle blogger from Canberra, Australia. She is a hard-working, organized, dedicated professional interested in learning new things. With five years of experience in writing, Erin has covered numerous topics, including health, fashion, fitness, makeup, home improvement, decoration, business, and finances. Erin is also an active person who enjoys nature and travelling
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