Now, if you're new around here or are not familiar with what a Capsule Wardrobe is...
A Capsule Wardrobe is basically a smaller wardrobe of a set number of pieces (clothing, shoes, and accessories) that can be mixed and matched with one another to create a variety of looks.
Oh, and it makes getting ready in the morning SO. MUCH. EASIER. #getdressedwithoutthestress
Now, in all transparency, my entire clothing collection is NOT one big Capsule Wardrobe - I like a clutter free closet but am not into hardcore minimalism either. Plus, I like more variety in my wardrobe.
Saying that though...
I do have a variety of mini Capsule Wardrobes within my overall wardrobe and I thought it might be fun to give you a little "sneak peek" at one of my own personal Capsule Wardrobes for Spring.
I created this particular Capsule Wardrobe using many items I already owned and then went shopping for some new on trend pieces that would work with them.
By the way, I always encourage this (using some of the fave pieces you already own, and then adding on with new pieces from there) with my one-on-one clients and the women in my Effortless Style Kit online program.
Okay, enough small talk already. Are you ready to see it?
Let's start with the individual pieces first...
I already owned the 2 on the top...the only newly purchased ones are the striped blouse with bell sleeves and the graphic t-shirt.
With the bottoms, I already owned the white skinny jeans and skinny cargo pants - the only new purchase was the anchor print pants.
This t-shirt dress was a new purchase...I wanted a dress that was as comfy as possible.
The Shoes & Accessories
I already owned all of these accessories, but the shoes are a new purchases for this season.
So, the only items I purchased for this new Spring Capsule Wardrobe were:
- 2 tops
- 1 pair of pants
- 1 dress
- 2 pairs of shoes
Yeah. That's it!
So, ready to see how I styled these pieces into dozens of looks?
Check it out...
I don't expect you were counting as you went along, but you just saw 33 different outfit combinations!
I really could have gone on and shown you more just by switching up the shoes and accessories even further, but I just wanted to give you the most basic idea of what you can do when you have a strategy behind shopping and building your wardrobe.
Imagine if I added a layering piece like a jacket, or added a skirt, or an additional top or pair of pants? I could have easily doubled the number of outfits shown here!
So, what do you think?
Are you ready to try it out yourself?
I shared this Capsule Wardrobe with you to not only show you that you can take a small collection of clothing and create so many different looks with it (if you plan it out properly), but so you can use it as inspiration for creating your own Capsule Wardrobe.
Once you're done building your own Capsule Wardrobe, I'd love for you to come on over to my FREE 'Style Society' Facebook Group (just click here to request to join) and show it to me! Or just come on over to get more inspiration for creating your first Capsule Wardrobe.
Not into DIY'ing it? I get that.
That's exactly why I created the Effortless Style Kit!
It includes a Wardrobe Checklist so you can put together a complete Capsule Wardrobe for the season + a Style LookBook showing you over 100 outfit combinations using the pieces from the checklist.
If you're looking for something more custom though, and would like my one-on-one help building your own Spring Capsule like the one I showed you here, message me and I can send you some more info on how we can work together (in person or virtually).
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