Why You Need to Create a Capsule Wardrobe

Last updated: May 26, 2022

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothes that are versatile, timeless, and can be mixed to create many different outfits. It is a great idea for any fashionista with limited space or funds.

The aim of a capsule wardrobe is to have everything you need in the smallest number of pieces possible. To do this, you’ll need to plan your outfits in advance and make sure that each piece will match with at least one other item in your collection. The idea of a capsule wardrobe is to only have a few items that are interchangeable. The goal is to have pieces that can be mixed and matched in order to create different outfits. A capsule wardrobe will save you time, money, and space in your closet. You can transition into the new clean girl aesthetic fashion.

If you are looking to create your own capsule wardrobe, here are some tips to help get you started:

Determine your style

What type of person are you? Are you the type that prefers comfort and practicality over super high fashion items? Are you more of the tomboy/streetwear style aesthetic or more feminine and girly? You also have to choose what items make you happy as well, like are you into bright unique items, or basic neutral pieces. Your capsule wardrobe will depend on your personal style! Once you got that figured out, the rest is pretty easy.

Create an inventory of what you already have in your closet

The next step is to go through your entire closet and donate, throwout or even sell items that you no longer wear or don’t even like. If you have to think twice about whether or not you will wear it again, you should probably let it go. Keep an inventory of what you already have and love, and what staple items you think you might need.

Consider what type of activites you enjoy

If you’re all about fitness, keeping it casual and simple than a more basic capsule wardrobe will be perfect for you. If you’re someone who likes to go out a lot, has a lot of professional meetings or dinner dates, than a more formal wardrobe would be great. If you’re somewhere in between, than you can have the best of both worlds, because a capsule wardrobe will allow you to have items that you can interchange for any occasion and any activity…We’ll get into those outfits later on!

Limit the number of items in your wardrobe

Remember, keep the number of items in your closet to a minimum. You don’t need the same shirt in three different colors, nor do you need those 90s style jeans that you only wore once to your high school dance. Go through everything, and minimize. You could even create a system where when you buy one item, you donate another one from your closet. This ensures you can wear all your pieces, and send the ones you don’t wear to a new home!

8 Essential items You Need to Create Your Capsule Wardrobe:

We’ve picked 8 items that would be the perfect start to create your own capsule wardrobe. These items of course have different styles that you can curate to your own personal look. Regardless of the style, we think these are the must-have items to start off your new wardrobe. You can also go on Tik Tok or Instagram to get some of those social media inspired outfit ideas!

Outfit inspirations that’ll make you want to throw out all your old, out of style things and go on a shopping spree! All these items are also interchangeable because you can go for an all leather look for example, or a grunge style look, or a professional look for work!

Oversized Faux Leather Jacket


Basic Bodysuit

Ribbed Bodycon Dress

Black, Beige or White T-shirt

Faux Leather Leggings

High Waisted Jeans