No matter if you want a minimal wardrobe or if you want to get an amazingly affordable capsule wardrobe for women. I GOT YOU. And since I know that many of you may not have tons of money to spend on clothing items everything that I am suggesting for this women’s capsule wardrobe is very affordable and very fashionable. Now before we get into how to start building capsule wardrobe some of you may wonder why you would do something like this? And to answer your question that you be for a few reasons.
Capsule Wardrobe For Women ~ Why would women even want a capsule wardrobe.
- A minimalist type wardrobe is in. Gone are the days where women just want to buy and own a whole bunch of stuff that they are not even going to wear half of the time. Hence, women are opting for a capsule wardrobe.
- A capsule wardrobe is essential if you are on a budget, if you have limited closet space, or even if you are in college and you don’t have enough closer space or a big budget for close.
- A capsule wardrobe are pieces that never go out of style and that can be worn time and time again. The pieces are versatile and can be mixed and matched with each other creating a new look each time. That way, even though the pieces are the same, the outfits look completely different.
- It is better for you to buy a piece and be able to wear something to work and on a date; or to work and again to happy hour (click my blog here on affordable from work to happy hour dresses). Then it is to buy a place one time and only be able to wear it to one place.
- Another plus to a capsule wardrobe is HENCE the word capsule. Meaning that they are items that tend to be timeless and not go out of style. You can wear these items, now, 5 years from now, 10 years from now and you are not going to look outdated.
You can click here to buy all of the capsule wardrobe items at once and you can also check out each suggestions piece by piece.
Now with that being said, I am going to get into some of my capsule wardrobe for women selection that is stylish, affordable, timeless, and has a pop of color for those of you who do not just want to blend in with the crowd. (contains affiliate links).
Capsule Wardrobe for Women ~ Capsule Wardrobe Checklist The Jackets
Capsule Wardrobe checklist:
- A Blazer
- Casual Jecket
- Dress Coat
Casual elegant blazer (click to buy for only $29.99). I personally love red because it adds that pop of color that will help you stand out but it still matches with almost every color. I mean think about it what color can you not wear red with? This blazer is awesome for building a capsule wardrobe as it can be worn to work, on a date or a night out, or even worn with jeans for a more casual look or for a light cover up. If you do not like red, the blazer comes in other colors that are not as bright such as black and white.
Faux Leather jacket. (click here to buy for $39.00). Since this is the budget friendly way of building a capsule wardrobe the leather is faux leather and not real. But the jacket is still pretty cute and fashionable enough to wear casually or on a night when you want to go out to the club. Also good as a light cover up for the chillier days. This jacket too comes in different color variations and style if you are not feeling this version of the jacket.
Wool Blend Coat. (Click here to buy for $81). This coat is good because it is a wool blend and it will keep you warm when it starts to get cold. Due to the black and white nature of the coat it can be paired with pretty much anything and any color. It can be used for casual, work, or evening. This coat too comes in many different colors that I also feel will be suitable for a capsule wardrobe. The pink one is to die for, so is the white, and the plaid one that is mostly black instead of being white. Just see some of the color options that this coat comes in.
Also check out my video below where I wore this jacket and and showed you how to switch looks from summer to fall. You can watch it down below and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel by clicking here.
Capsule Wardrobe for Women ~ Capsule Wardrobe Checklist The Tops
Capsule Wardrobe Checklist Tops
- White Blouse
- Strip Shirt
When it comes to capsule wardrobe tops all you really need is a black shirt, a white shirt, and a mix color shirt. You can really choose any type of mixed colored shirt you want, as long as the colors go with most of the other colors in your wardrobe you are good.
V Neck Cuffed Sleeve Blouse (click here to buy for $24.99). This is a great white shirt for building a capsule wardrobe. The material can give it a dressy feel for work. And the length allows it to be tucked in or worn out, which can also give it a more formal business look over a more casual look.
It is also the perfect shirt to wear under the above blazers and jacket. You can see some of my picks below, but I also recommend getting this shirt or some rendition of this shirt in black, red, or even a mix shirt pattern with a mix of black, red, or white OR even choosing a short sleeve over a 3/4 sleeve. 3/4 Sleeves Cotton Stripe T-Shirt (click here to buy for $16.80). This would be my mix shirt recommendation as it had a strip pattern of black and white and will be easy to pair with the other bottoms you have in your capsule wardrobe. The fact that it is made from cotton makes it even better because cotton is a breathable fabric that will make this a good shirt to be worn all year round. If you want more of a pop of color then check out the red and white strip.
Capsule Wardrobe for Women ~ Bottoms
Capsule Wardrobe Check List Bottoms
Levi Skinny Jeans (click here to buy for $21.99). Levi’s are known for their good quality and are timeless. The best thing about these jeans is that they are shaping which is important for women so that your butt, body, and legs can look their absolute best.
The black slacks (click here to buy for $31.99). Every regular wardrobe needs black slacks so of course you are going to need them for a capsule wardrobe. But because I know you still want to look fashionable, regular black slacks simple won’t do. These are black slacks but the shape of the pants and the style gives it more of a stylish look. You can also get these slacks in either white or blue, both of which are capsule wardrobe friendly.
Capsule Wardrobe for Women ~ The Little Black Dress
- Capsule Wardrobe Check List (The Little Black Dress)
Pencil Dress (click here to buy for $29.99). The term coined by Coco Chanel who was all about timeless fashion. This dress is amazing for so many reasons, it is fitted, and the length of it is perfect for a date, work (which a blazer over it, perhaps the red one above), you can glam it up accessorize it or whatever it is that you want. I personally think that everyone needs a little black dress, but the style of this dress is so amazing and they have so many other colors that are capsule wardrobe friendly. Even if you get other colors, you still need a little black dress. What is a capsule wardrobe for women without one? See some of my picks below, for other colors of this dress that will fit with the minimal wardrobe lifestyle.
You can also check out my video down below where I talk about simple ways you can transform the look of a little black dress.
Capsule Wardrobe for Women ~ Shoes
Capsule Wardrobe Check List
I know women love their shoes, but over all if you want to start building your capsule wardrobe or if you just want a minimal wardrobe then you only need three types of shoes. Tennis shoes, heels, and flats. Just three pair of shoes can take you a really long way.
Calvin Klein Women’s Ronna Pump (click here to buy for $34.99). I have showcased a nude heel as it is my personal preference but you can feel free to go with a black heel too. Both of which come in this style. When it comes to nude heels can choose the shiny leather or the dull leather. Both of which are timeless and can choose either depending on your personal styles.
Red flats (click to buy for $10). I prefer the red flats that give a pop of color but a good options for a capsule of minimal wardrobe would be black or cream (which these shoes come in). I would not get these shoes in the same color as my heels because ideally having different colors shoes will give your outfits more versatility.
Adidas Women’s Sneaker (click to buy for $60). A good pair of white athletic shoes or even black are perfect. Ideally one without an obvious logo because you never know what athletic shoes are going to be in or out of style. And a shoe with one logo can be cool today but then six months from now be considered out of style. So try to get a basic tennis shoes that is not overly flashy or timeless.
Capsule Wardrobe for Women ~ Accessories
Capsule Wardrobe Checklist
The basics of a capsule wardrobe and accessories really just include sun glasses, a watch, and a handbag. Of course with your own personal style you add jewelry as you please but if you are on the minimal wardrobe feel then these pieces are perfect.
Handbag (click to buy for $39.99). I personally like the red handbag feel because I like the red as a pop of color as I have said so many times before in this blog post. But what I like with this handbag set in particular is that it comes with three different sizes of handbags so that you do not always have to carry a large handbag or a small one. And I like that it comes in different colors. Some people may prefer to have a black, brown, or more toned down hand bag all of which are available in this style.
Ann Klein Watch (Click here to buy for $49.29). This watch is a super feminine, chic, inexpensive, timeless, and versatile. Which is why I chose it for building capsule wardrobe. It is literally perfect.
Sun glasses (Click here to buy for $10). These sunglasses go along the lines of the watch, the match, and both have colors in them that will pretty much go with most of the things you will wear. These shades also come in different colors as well but when building a capsule wardrobe I personally think that black and basic but stylish works best.
So these are all of my picks for building a capsule wardrobe. As you can see it is super affordable, super modern, and super stylish. It is not your average capsule wardrobe that is basic and boring as the read gives it that pop of color.
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