How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

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April 10, 2019
Arsen Babajanyan
April 17, 2019

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A capsule wardrobe is a collection of different essential items of clothing such as trousers, skirts, coats, etc.

One of the most important questions a woman asks herself every day - what shall I wear today? This question is in every woman’s to-do list, from age 1 to 99. How many times have you wondered what to wear? How many times have you given up and put on the same outfit you wore the day before (with some extra sprays of perfume)? ☹ How many times have you said, “I have nothing to wear”? How many spoiled evenings because you didn’t manage to create your desired outfit?

What if I tell you a secret tip that will make your life 100 times easier and happier? No need to thank me for that. Let's look at some items that perfectly match with each other and are suitable for a dress code-free job, casual evenings, a walk in downtown, and friends’ gatherings. 8 outfits from 13 articles of clothing for your everyday life routine. Here is an example of how to create one.

I’ve started with the basics, so no fancy stuff this time. Start with selecting the bottoms: two articles of clothing are perfect. One skirt – I’ve chosen pleated skirts which are quite fashionable now and will stay trendy in the upcoming seasons as well. The second item is a high waisted mom fit jeans (pay attention to the model; mom jeans fit most types, with some exceptions, so if this model doesn’t fit you, choose another straight fit high waist jeans). Now, it’s time for choosing tops, that will match with both the skirt and the pants. I’ve chosen a simple cotton t-shirt with a graphical print, a white oversized shirt with stripes, a black lace top and a sweatshirt.

When you’re done with creating the looks with the skirt and the jeans, let’s add a dress for an outfit with a feminine touch. Outerwear: for the early spring season, when we can’t escape rainy weather, I suggest having a simple cut leather black jacket and a trench coat for colder days. For current and upcoming seasons, a loose, knee-length trench is going to be the hit. These two basic outerwear items will match most of your wardrobe. Investing in a leather jacket and a trench coat is more than worth it!

Shoes… military style ankle boots but this time let’s pick black; black heeled ankle boots and white sneakers. Now we are done with our individual items. Time for the most exciting part. Let’s create an outfit schedule for the upcoming 8 days, where no repetition occurs 😊 and no deliberating anymore. Welcome to a stress-free life (well, your job might be stressful but at least you’ll look good)!

1. Jeans + t-shirt + leather jacket + military ankle boots

2. Jeans + sweatshirt + t-shirt + trench + military style ankle boots


3. Skirt + t-shirt + leather jacket + military ankle boots

4. Jeans + shirt + trench + white sneakers


5. Skirt + lace top + trench + heeled ankle boots

6.Dress + trench + heeled ankle boots


7. Dress + leather Jacket + military ankle boots

8. Dress + sweatshirt + trench + white sneakers