How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

Today ladies I'm sharing a much requested blog post about how to build a capsule wardrobe. Your style will change as you mature, so chances are that you are holding onto unattractive and misshaped items, that could do with a bit of TLC. Or you just need to let go of those once loved low rise pair of jeans. You probably purchased them when you where 21 to follow the trends.

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

Now its time (if you are in your 30s or 40s like me) to purchase things that actually suit your body shape! Time to make a list of what’s missing and what you would like to add.

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

Sometimes is as easy as adding 3 basic items together like a pair of pale denim jeans, a t-shirt and a long oversized boyfriend cardigan, then adding a pair of sunglasses. Simplicity at its best. 

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

The Basic Essentials

These are the main things you need to look stylish, polished and well put together. This is your starter kit, as you might like to call it! So here we have it.

You will need:

  • Leather or faux biker jacket
  • Long line cardigan
  • Classic pea coat
  • A trench coat
  • Fitted black blazer
  • White and black well fitting, good quality t-shirts
  • Breton top or stripy top
  • Black and white vest tops
  • Black pencil skirt
  • Shorts
  • Pencil skirt
  • Maxi skirt
  • Maxi dress
  • White jeans
  • Fitted white shirt
  • Oversized jumper or boyfriend cardigan
  • A well fitting pair of jeans. Rule of thumb here is if they are comfy go down a size. Jeans always stretch and skinny ones look terrible hanging too loose!
  • Cut off denim shorts
  • Perfect little black or coloured dress 
  • Black and nude ballet flats (French Soles are perfect)
  • Black court shoe
  • Ankle boots
  • Over the knee boots
  • Fedora hat
  • A classic scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Waist belt
  • Patent clutch
  • Assortment of necklaces
  • Everyday handbag
  • Red lipstick

Now sort out and arrange your capsule wardrobe so it’s really easy to find the things you are looking for. Almost merchandise it too, by this is mean colour coordinate it into sections.

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

Place outfits that work well together and have things at hand like shoes in clear boxes to make your mornings easier. A little bit of preparation will go a long way. Now all you need to do is fill the gaps in the wardrobe with good quality style or fashion items that will work for a few seasons. Always quality over quantity. Check out Vintage or thrift stores for classic items that have been well made, then have them altered as these will be far superior in quality – they don’t make them like they used to!

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

There you have it – a simple style guide to get you all going. Lets see how you all get on. Follow me and feel free to drop me a line via email or in the comments section of this site and I will be able to help you with any styling or body confidence advice you need. I am here to help all of you. Don’t be shy!

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe