Core (Capsule) Wardrobe

It has been about two years now since I decided to revamp my closet and become “smarter” about the way I shop. Prior to that I had a closet full of clothes and every morning I stood there staring at piles of clothes and I honestly had nothing to wear. I have had clothing that  no longer fit me. I have been “saving” the clothing I had  for “I will lose the weight” time, or “this will be in style in few years”, but the truth is I wasn’t going to wear any of them anymore.

Finally, one afternoon I took all my clothes out of the closet and started to really look at them. The problem was that clothing/accessories I was buying only worked with one or two things. I couldn’t mix and match. Turned out I had clothing hanging in my closet I have never put on and now I know it was just a waste of money.

I started to be more selective about my purchases and I made sure that I am building core wardrobe that will last me years and will always look stylish.

  1. Start with basics
  • I would suggest to build your core wardrobe with the following colours: black, navy blue, grey, white and light cream.
  • If you interested to learn what colours suits you and which colours you should avoid I would suggest investing in hiring Colour Consultant or Image Consultant (like myself)
  • For a purpose of this post I am going to show you my core wardrobe and if you like it you could adapt it or use this information as a guideline.

2. Segregate your wardrobe as followed:

  • Outerwear
  • Blazers
  • T-shirt, blouses
  • Shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sweaters
  • Pants
  • Jeans
  •  Shoes
  • Purses

The easiest way to segregate your wardrobe is to make three piles “Keep”, “Maybe – as needs alteration” and “Donation”. Try all the pieces, see what fits you and what needs to be altered. After that exercise you should end up with items  that fit, that are adaptable into multiple outfits and also it will allow you to make a list of what is missing in your wardrobe.

Below you find example based on my core/capsule wardrobe that works for my lifestyle and my taste in fashion.

White Shirts, Denim Shirts, Camisoles, Striped T-shirts, Blouses
Navy Blue Dress, White Dress/Tunic, Black Slip-on Dress
Shoes and Purses
Blue & White Pants, Light Pants, Black Pants and Leather Pants
Long and Short Sweater in Navy, Grey and Black
Light blue Jeans, Navy Jeans and One Skinny Jeans in Black
Black & Navy Blazer and Skirts
Trench Coat, Jeans Jackets and Leather Jacket

As you can see above my core wardrobe is very simple but all of those pieces work together. I can honestly say that it takes me less than 5 min everyday to get dress and I am no longer thinking that I have nothing to wear.

There are also days that I like to add a little colour into my wardrobe and I use my accessories to do that. Most of the time the colour of my choice will be blush pink, vibrant red or vintage gold.



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