One thing that really helped me refine the amount of clothes in my capsule and also something that helped me realize when I had just enough was when I started making outfits and making plans on what occasions I wear those outfits. I had to get specific. Just because that one shirt is amazing, if I don’t have something to wear it with, it’s not going to work.
The best strategy was finding a few outfit recipes that work for me, and then making sure I had a few tops in each category.
flowy top + high waisted or harem pants
oversized top + skinny jeans
silk tops + skirts
After that it helped me narrow things down. Here are the pieces in my fall capsule collection. Note that I did not include shoes. If you’re looking to create a fall capsule it’s not too late! Here’s a recap on why I did it and if you’re interested check out my friend Caroline’s blog for amazing practical advice on building your own capsule wardrobe!
silk maxi dress (old) | grey button up shift dress (thrifted) | jersey drape dress | jersey fit and flare dress (old) | white cotton shirt dress | olive green shift dress (old) | printed silk maxi dress
Check back weekly to see the outfits in action!
*All pieces in my capsule wardrobe purchased by me except where noted.
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