How to Build A Wardrobe

Sometimes, putting together an outfit can feel like such a struggle. That’s why building a capsule wardrobe is one of the best ways to not only look effortlessly chic every day, but also make it less difficult to choose an outfit. It makes getting dressed each morning so much easier, without that stuck feeling of not knowing what to wear. I know the idea of creating a capsule wardrobe can feel overwhelming at first, but don’t worry! Today, I’m excited to share a guide on how to build a wardrobe that suits your personal lifestyle. So stay tuned, and I’ll walk you through simple steps for making fashion fun and effortless.

If you’re new to capsule wardrobes, or if you’re just refreshing your closet, be sure to check out my post on the best capsule wardrobe brands to help find pieces for your wardrobe.

How to Build A Capsule Wardrobe

How to Build A Wardrobe

Building a capsule wardrobe can seem daunting if you’re just starting out, or not familiar with the process. However, it doesn’t have to be! Understanding what a capsule wardrobe is and how it works can help you make better choices to build your own. So first, be sure to learn the basics. This will help you to build a capsule wardrobe that suits your lifestyle and makes getting dressed each day much easier! Don’t forget to check out all of my capsule wardrobes here to get some examples of wardrobes for each season.

What Is A Capsule Wardrobe

So, what is a capsule wardrobe? A capsule wardrobe is a collection of versatile, timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched to achieve timeless style. Overall, it’s all about simplifying your wardrobe and making it easier to get dressed each day. By focusing on quality pieces over quantity, a capsule wardrobe helps you choose pieces you truly love and that fit your lifestyle. This not only will simplify your closet, leading to less clutter. But it will also make it easy to get dressed each morning because your closet is only filled with pieces you love, that work well together.

Are Capsule Wardrobes Realistic

Yes, capsule wardrobes are definitely realistic and can be so practical. To make one work for you, start by choosing versatile, high quality pieces that fit not only your lifestyle but also your personal style. Focus on choosing a cohesive color palette and invest in classic items that you can mix and match easily. I personally love opting for neutrals. It’s also helpful to regularly review and update your wardrobe to keep it functional and fresh. With a bit of planning and thoughtful choices, a capsule wardrobe can simplify your life and help you achieve timeless style daily. Be sure to check out my post on Classy Style Outfits for more inspiration on outfits to create with your capsule wardrobe.

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe Step By Step

Step 1: Assess Your Current Wardrobe

Start by taking a good look at what you already own. Go through your clothes and pick out the pieces you wear most often and feel confident in. Set aside anything that doesn’t fit, is out of style, or hasn’t been worn in the last year. This is a great place to start so that you can understand your personal style and what you naturally gravitate towards.

Step 2: Define Your Style and Needs

Think about your daily activities and the types of outfits you need. Do you work in an office, stay at home, or have an active lifestyle? Define your personal style and also consider the climate you live in. Whether it’s typically rainy, sunny, hot or cold. This will help you determine the types of clothing pieces you need in your capsule wardrobe.

Step 3: Choose a Color Palette

Select a color palette that reflects your personal style and makes it easy to mix and match your clothes. Typically, a capsule wardrobe includes neutral colors like black, white, grey, and beige, along with a few accent colors. This palette is a great way to make sure that all your pieces work well together for mixing and matching.

Step 4: Identify Essential Pieces

Based on your style and needs, make a list of essential clothing items. This list usually includes basics like a white shirt, a pair of jeans, a blazer, a little black dress, and versatile shoes. Aim for pieces that can be dressed up or down and are suitable for a variety of occasions.

Step 5: Invest in Quality

Quality over quantity is key in a capsule wardrobe. Invest in well made, durable pieces that will last longer and look better over time. It’s better to have a few high quality pieces than many low quality ones cluttering your space. Look for good fabrics and fit that will help you feel confident every time you wear them. Be sure to check out my post on 10 Timeless Outfits to give you inspiration of some of my favorite long lasting wardrobe essentials.

Step 6: Mix and Match

Practice creating different outfits using the pieces in your capsule wardrobe. The goal is for each item to be worn in multiple ways. This versatility is what makes a capsule wardrobe so effective. Experiment with layering and accessorizing to create various looks that feel unique.

Step 7: Fill in the Gaps

After mixing and matching, you might notice that you’re missing a few key pieces. Make a list of these gaps and prioritize adding them to your wardrobe. Be mindful of sticking to your color palette and personal style. Filling in these gaps will make your capsule wardrobe even more functional!

Step 8: Maintain and Update

Once you have your capsule wardrobe created, be sure to regularly review it to make sure it continues to meet your needs. Rotate items based on the season, and replace worn out pieces as needed. This step keeps your wardrobe functional and fresh, adapting to any changes in your lifestyle.

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8 steps to build a capsule wardrobe

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