How To Create A Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe

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I’ve always been an advocate for minimalism, but recently it’s become a necessity.

I’m currently in the middle of renovating my home, which means that everything is covered in dust and cardboard boxes. It also means that I am living out of my suitcase.

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The upside? I get to “shop” new outfits every time I pack up my bag and head out on another errand or trip. But what if you don’t have a renovation project going on? What if you just want simplicity and ease in your life? This post will help you create a capsule wardrobe that makes getting dressed easy—no matter where you are in life!

Choose A Color Palette

Once you’ve chosen your wardrobe categories, it’s time to choose a color palette. Your first step is to narrow down the options. You may want to consider what colors work with your skin tone and hair color, or whether you’re drawn toward bold or subtle hues. You can also look at the type of lifestyle you lead: if you’re an active person who wants clothing that can stand up to rigorous wear and tear, then darker shades might be best; conversely, if you prefer a more demure look with minimal upkeep requirements (i.e., no dry cleaning), then lighter colors might be better suited for your needs.

To help narrow down which colors are right for you, here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Which colors do I like?
  • What kinds of hues make me feel confident?
  • Are there any specific shades that I should avoid wearing?

Know Your Body Type

It’s important to know your body type before you begin building a capsule wardrobe. Knowing your body type will help you create outfits that are flattering, comfortable and versatile. The first step is to figure out what category you fall into:

  • Hourglass: You have a small waist and curvy hips and thighs.
  • Rectangle: You have an even proportion of width to height.
  • Triangle: Your shoulders are wider than your hips; if you have an hourglass shape, this means they are wider than your waist as well.

If the above descriptions don’t apply to you exactly (and probably they won’t), try using these guidelines: If your legs/arms are bigger than other parts of your body or if anything on them jiggles when it moves (hips, thighs), then chances are good that “hourglass” applies here—and if not there’s still hope! If nothing else works for getting an idea of what shape category might be best suited for dressing yourself stylishly according to its needs (or lack thereof), take an honest look at yourself in the mirror with no clothes on at all—you may be surprised by what turns up!

Grab The Right Sized Basics

  • Choose a few neutral basics that will work with any outfit.
  • Choose a few statement pieces to add some personality.
  • Choose a few items that are a little more expensive.
  • Choose a few items that are a little more casual.

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Use Jewelry And Accessories To Add A Pop Of Color

Jewelry and accessories can be a great way to add color, personality, and a pop of color to your outfit. If you find yourself in need of an extra pop, try using jewelry that is bold or bright!

Also, you can add a pop of color with accessories like scarves, hats, belts and bags. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors!

Black Pants Go With Everything

Black pants are the most versatile pants you can have in your closet. They go with anything and everything, which is why they’re a staple in every minimalist wardrobe. You can wear black pants to work, for example, and then switch them up for a night out on the town by adding heels or changing your top. Black pants are also great for layering because they will look equally good under jeans or over dresses—and that’s something that other colors don’t offer!

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Wear The Same Thing Every Day

You should wear the same thing every day.

I’m serious! If you’re not sure what to wear tomorrow, just ask yourself, “What would I want to wear if I had a million dollars?” (Or whatever your favorite color is.) Then go buy that and put it on.

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If you want to be more minimalist than that, try wearing the same outfit for a month – maybe even two or three months at once. This can help free up space in your closet and make getting dressed faster since there’s no decision making involved with what to wear each morning. Wear one item for an entire week: a t-shirt with jeans or black dress pants; shoes; a scarf; accessories like earrings or necklaces; etc… Add another layer if necessary based on weather conditions (e.g., maybe add another shirt).

A small wardrobe of basic pieces can make getting dressed in the morning so much easier.

Having a minimalist wardrobe can help you save money and time. Here are some of the biggest benefits:

  • You’ll save money by buying fewer items, which means you don’t have to spend as much at the store (or online).
  • You’ll also save time because you don’t have to think about what to wear every morning; a capsule wardrobe makes getting dressed so simple!

There is no right or wrong way to start a capsule wardrobe. Here are 5 ways that people have done it successfully: 1. Start small and build up over time; take one piece out of your closet each week until you have only the essential clothing items remaining.

How do you make a minimal capsule wardrobe?

The first step to making a minimalist capsule wardrobe is to make a list of the items you need. It’s important to include every single category of clothing you need in order to be comfortable and well dressed while also keeping your closet organized. This will help you cut down on excess and make sure that nothing goes missing.

Once this list has been created, it’s time to go through your entire closet and get rid of anything that doesn’t fit into the minimalist capsule wardrobe plan—regardless of whether or not it was expensive at one point (or even brand new). If there are items that don’t fit anymore but still have value, consider selling them on eBay or donating them instead so they can be used by someone else who needs them more than you do!

How do I start a minimalist wardrobe?

When you’re starting out, you might feel like you need a lot of clothes to make it through the week. But after a few months, when you look back on your wardrobe with fresh eyes, it can feel like too much. Start by choosing a handful of items that will be easy to mix and match. Once you have those pieces in place, add more if needed—but don’t go overboard at first!

A minimalist wardrobe is all about making smart choices about what goes into your closet (and what stays out). This means understanding how different garments work together—and how best to layer them for an outfit that’s both flattering and functional.

Once you’ve got some basics down, invest in quality pieces that won’t go out of style as fast as cheaper ones do; they’ll last longer and ultimately save money in the long run while still looking great every time they come out again on laundry day!

How many clothes should be in a minimalist wardrobe?

One of the most important things to remember is that you can have as many or as few clothing items in your capsule wardrobe as you want. The amount of clothes in your wardrobe will depend on how often you wear them (and their level of versatility), how many outfits you need to wear each day, and the climate where you live.

For example, if it’s freezing outside, but also humid and raining all day every day during spring/summer/fall in New York City, then perhaps a different number of pieces will be better suited for your lifestyle than someone who lives in Arizona where it doesn’t get above 50°F (10°C) for more than a few weeks per year and there are only two seasons: hot & sweaty summer or cold & dry winter..

How many items do you need for a capsule wardrobe?

You may have heard that a capsule wardrobe is only made up of 27 items, but that’s not true. The actual number of items in your wardrobe depends on how many you can mix and match to create a full outfit. In fact, for most people it’s actually between 24 and 36 pieces. The general rule is:

  • 24 pieces = minimum amount to create an infinite number of outfits
  • 36 pieces = maximum amount to create an infinite number of outfits


If you’re looking to simplify your wardrobe and make getting dressed in the morning that much easier, I recommend starting with these easy tips. First, choose a color palette for your clothes that you can mix and match easily. Next, invest in some quality basics (like black pants) that will go with anything else in your closet. Then use jewelry and accessories to add pops of color without going overboard on accessories!

How to build a minimalist capsule wardrobe

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