How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe: Feminine Clothing Edition

The beginning of a new year provides the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. The goals and initiatives you choose this month have the potential to shape your entire year! That being said, now is the perfect time to create a capsule wardrobe. If you’re not familiar with the phrase, a capsule wardrobe is a curated collection of clothing that you can easily mix and match. The key to assembling the perfect capsule wardrobe is buying versatile pieces that you’ll actually wear.

Have you ever stood in front of a closet jam-packed with clothes, but still felt like you had nothing to wear? A capsule wardrobe just might be for you. We’ve created a list of feminine capsule wardrobe essentials. This collection was designed with the cool winter months in mind and can easily be refreshed when temperatures rise again. Keep reading to get inspiration for your own wardrobe!

Basic Bodysuits 

Start building with the basics. Bodysuits create a seamless look; you never have to worry about them bunching up or coming untucked. We recommend selecting a few different styles–a square neck bodysuit, a v-neck bodysuit, a long sleeved bodysuit, etc. Choose neutral colors so that they’ll match any of the bottoms in your closet. These flattering staples will be the basis of your wardrobe!

Adler Surplice Knit Bodysuit

Olivia Square Neck Bodysuit

Heather Sleeveless Surplice Bodysuit

Pretty Midi Skirts

Midi skirts are a must for the feminine wardrobe. This skirt style is classic, which is exactly what you want for a capsule wardrobe. Choose items that are guaranteed to stay in style rather than micro-trends that come and go. It’s a good idea to focus your wardrobe around a simple palette. However, you can have a little more fun when choosing skirts. If you keep your tops and outerwear simple, you’ll be able to incorporate more colors with your skirts! 

Judith Satin Midi Skirt

Faith Pleated Midi Skirt

Marla Knit Midi Skirt

Cute Cardigans

Cardigans are an essential in the winter months! This layering piece is super cozy, but it also has an important function within your wardrobe. Outerwear can be used to mix up simple outfits. For example, layering a cardigan over a dress can help refresh the frock and create a new look. You’ll need to have a cardigan that you can wear with every outfit combination, so keep that in mind when selecting styles and colors. Variation is essential! For example, choose both a longline cardigan and a cropped cardigan.

Bailey Puff Sleeve Cardigan

Melinda Button Down Cardigan

Ava Puff Sleeve Cardigan

Practical Pants

You’ll want to find pants that work for a range of different occasions. Once again, try to select a few different styles and colors. Although you’ll want to choose pants that are easy to style, you can definitely bring in different fabrics or textures. Because you’re limiting the number of pieces in your closet, you don’t want to pick things that are too similar. Just remember–these pants will need to work with the other pieces you’ve chosen!

Larissa Super Skinny Jeans

Kinley Wide Leg Trousers

Jayleen Cropped Denim Pants

Pops of Pattern

Sticking with solid colors makes it much easier to create outfits. However, it’s okay to work a few patterns into your wardrobe–especially if they’re versatile. For example, a neutral floral pattern will match your neutral bottoms or sweaters. A patterned dress won’t need to match any bottoms, but it can be paired with a cardigan. Patterned pieces bring feminine flair to your closet!

Mai Satin Slip Dress

Madeline Gingham Midi Dress

Marion Puff Sleeve Blouse

These pieces will help you create a variety of outfits for every occasion. What do you think of capsule wardrobes? Let us know in the comments below!

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