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What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

The less is the new more has become a new trend and comfy lifestyle. If you are irritated with overflowing closets and confusing vast collection of your outfits and accessories which you bought in the hope of wearing someday, this blog will help you in cutting extra and useless expenditure and space from your wardrobe while still making you chic and stylish.

We all have different choices and body shapes, which means we cannot all have the same capsule wardrobe. In simple words, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of 33 or 37 items of clothes that you can use and mix and update every 3 months, saving a huge amount of money. So stop feeling guilty about unworn and touched wardrobe and be creative in styling yourself.


The term capsule wardrobe was introduced in the 1970s by Susie Faux, a wardrobe consultant, and was made popular by a fashion designer Donna Karen when he introduced his fashion line in a capsule wardrobe. The capsule wardrobe is the best way to express personal style with the advantage of buying less and wear more. You can boost your confidence and personality by making your style with minimal effort and money.

How to start with a capsule wardrobe:                                    

First of all, put all your dresses, outfits, accessories, and jewelry to see and analyze what's in your possession. That will provide you an idea of what type of colors and cuts you love to wear and how many are still untouched to avoid further buying such stuff.

  • Sort out your clothes on the basis of your preferences and separate them. On one side, keep those which you love to wear plus those you are not sure about. On the other side, pile up those things you want to give in charity and those which are in poor condition to be thrown out.
  • Now choose you would like to wear on an everyday basis and make a set of 33 or 37 items. Preferences will change according to the season, so with a change in temperature, update your wardrobe. These are the quintessential and must-haves of the wardrobe that you can carry with anything.

Clothes items:

  • Jeans
  • White denim
  • Leggings
  • Skirts
  • Blazers
  • Plain t-shirts
  • Button-down shirt
  • Trench coat


  • Bracelets
  • Necklaces
  • Hairpins


  • Scarfs
  • Sunglasses
  • Clutches
  • Handbags


  • Snickers
  • Heels
  • Flats
  • Pumps
  • Ankle Boots

Tips to remember:

While choosing your go-to items, there are certain things to keep in mind to make most from the existing wardrobe and to give it a classic touch of modernity and style.


Make a proper and wise color scheme that will bring you to ease in everyday styling. Choose the base colors like black, white, grey because the bottoms and coats of these colors can be paired up with any color. Then choose bright colors for tops and accessories and your wardrobe will be in a perfect color scheme and save your lots of time in color matching.

Cuts and Patterns:

Dress according to your body shape and cuts. Fashion experts advise that women with heavy backside should be dressed to make their shoulders wide to look slim.

Skin tone:

Select colors were keeping in mind your skin tone and complexion. Thoughtful selection of color is a big relief and favor during styling.