Have you ever heard of a capsule wardrobe? Often, it can take 30 minutes to upwards of an hour to just pick out an appropriate outfit for work, formal events, and/or interviews. Capsule wardrobes are essential to have a guaranteed outfit for every day; no hassle or sweat. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothes that can be used interchangeably.
Benefits To Having a Capsule Wardrobe
Having a capsule wardrobe saves money, creates less indecision, and gives you more time. When you get ready in the morning everything is ready to go, in addition it stops you from shopping mindlessly and over-consuming.
The 3’s Rule
What more do I have to say about this. Black slacks are the perfect and one of the most versatile pieces. Youcan pair it with ANY color (including black) and it looks good.
Beige Wide Leg Slacks
Beige is also a very basic color choice and goes will with white, off-white, and brown. Also, light pinks and blues go very well with the contrast from the brown.
Olive is a beautiful color and a statement piece for pants. Pair with a summer blouse or even a turtleneck.
Button-ups are perfect to pair with slacks and even jeans. The cool thing about this style of shirt is that it can be dressed up or down for the perfect classy look.
Square neck tops are timeless and look good in every color (black, white, and beige) and pairs with every type of trouser above.
Cowl neck tops are such an elegant stamen piece. Pair with the olive green trousers to have a statement butmodest work outfit. It is sure to wow everyone in the office.
Mules are trendy and black is the perfect color to go with every kind of trouser and blouse combination. Everyone needs a pair of simple black shoes in their wardrobe.
We all have seen the classic, nude, red bottom heel. However, those most definitely break the bank. My favorite dupes are attached that look just as good and elegant.
Croc pumps are a statement piece and pair beautifully with a black wide-leg trouser.
3 SUITS & REGULAR JACKETS
We all have seen the new trend of layering a suit jacket on top of jeans. However, suit jackets have always been timeless and look beautiful layered with olive slacks. For a more casual look, consider pairing wide-leg jeans.
Chanel makes a classic tweed jacket that dates back to the 1900’s, however they are very expensive, Luckily, there are tons of dupes that you can buy for under $50.
This tie wrap coat is a spin-off on the usual trench coat. You can use it outside or layer on top of blouses forinside the office.
3 PIECES OF JEWELRY
Gold jewelry makes an outfit pop and levels up any look. Stacking rings makes your outfit look more put together and thought out.
Diamond studs are expensive, but they are well worth the investment. Another benefit to diamonds is thatthey are timeless, and as they say, a girl’s best friend.
Simple gold necklaces make blouses pop and make an outfit look more sophisticated and put together. Stack them to give your outfits more of a wow-factor.
Ready to go to Work!
Now that you have seen all the inspiration and planned your dream wardrobe; you need to clean out your old closet.
The rule of thumb is anything that hasn’t been worn in over a year, you should get rid of. Also, keep in mind the following questions when shopping: When am I going to wear this? Where am I going to wear this? What am I going to wear this with?
Start building your dream capsule wardrobe today and have fun with it!