Building a Capsule Wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe is a great way to slim down the number of clothes you have in your wardrobe while still ensuring that you have everything you need to be able to turn a look. Whether you want to make yourself a new wardrobe for work or you want a capsule collection that works in any and every scenario, here are three items you always need in it.

Good Shoes

A good pair of shoes will take you far. Finding affordable shoes for women is a must, but you need to think about the ones that will complement your wardrobe the most. Luckily, there are also plenty of styles of women shoes out there that you can explore.

Start by thinking about the style of shoe that will work best for you and your lifestyle. For example, a pair of heels will always look good with an outfit. However, if you have to stand or move for a long time because of your job or even just have a lot of errands that you run on a day-to-day basis, heels might not always be the best option. Sometimes, a pair of flats can get the job done just as well.


Jeans are a staple of your wardrobe. They are so easy to dress up or down depending on the situation you are in. Throw on a jumper and they are great for running around town in. Put on an elegant top and some statement jewellery and you are ready for an evening dinner with friends.

With jeans, you have a choice between blue or black. This decision will often come down to the colour palette of the rest of your wardrobe. You also need to think about the cut of your jeans. Skinnies will always be a classic, but a pair of mom jeans or some other style could work well for you.

A White Blouse

Finally, you cannot go wrong with a classic white blouse. This is always going to be suitable for the office, especially when paired with the right skirt. Equally, it might work well with those jeans that you have already added to your capsule collection.

When it comes to the style of the blouse itself, you might be tempted by one that fits a certain aesthetic. Those who like to look a little free and down to earth could go for a boho-style blouse. However, the classic will always be a tailored, crisp, white blouse.

These are three staples that should be in every capsule wardrobe. All three of them together will create an amazing outfit that you could wear in a variety of situations. However, you should also be able to combine them with many other pieces in your capsule collection of clothes to create plenty of other options. Think carefully about what you want to include within your capsule collection and make sure you have enough choice to be able to meet the dress code of any event!