Capsule Wardrobe Must Haves


Simply put – basics never go out of style. Neutral and versatile pieces are the foundation of a capsule wardrobe. Why do I believe basics are key? Well, because basics are great throughout every season, timeless, and can be dressed up or down with little to no effort. If you are going to invest your money anywhere in your closet, I suggest investing them in basics. And yes, I know that you can buy a plain t-shirt at Forever 21 for $4, but it’s worth it to spend the money for a higher-quality durable shirt in my opinion.

Here are my Ten Capsule Wardrobe Essentials:

Striped Tee
Classic stripes are timeless and can be worn seasonally and the clean lines make any outfit appear put together. A long-sleeved striped tee is great on it’s own or under a sweater during cold temperatures.

Short-Sleeve Tee
The most versatile piece of them all. You can tuck it into a skirt, pair it with jeans, or layer it up with a blazer, a moto jacket, or a cardigan.

Chambray Shirt
This is one of the easiest things to throw on and go. Wear it open over a tee, tie it around your waist, or simply wear it buttoned up. A chambray top is wardrobe essential no matter the season.

Black Dress
You know the saying, “One is never overdressed or under-dressed with a little black dress.” I’m not saying that you have to own a glamorous black dress, but I think it’s beneficial to have both a casual knit black dress and one that you can wear for a night out or a cocktail event.

Neutral Coat
A camel colored coat is often a better neutralizer than black. You can wear it from Fall through Spring, and I personally like mine to have a straight fit and be slightly oversized.

Fitted Blazer
Adding a fitted blazer to any top will immediately give it a polished look and feel.

Nude Pump
Like the coat, a nude pump is much easier to combine with other pieces than black. Sometimes black can be too harsh, which is why a nude pump is my go-to shoe.

Comfortable Sneakers
THIS IS KEY. I repeat, THIS. IS. KEY. Sneakers are absolutely necessary in one’s capsule wardrobe. They of course are the perfect companion for jeans and shorts, but I like wearing them with a fun dress as well.

A Good Blouse
Every gal needs a go-to blouse that can effortlessly transition from desk to dinner. Have some fun with your wardrobe capsule by choosing one with a pop of color.

Dark Wash Skinny Jeans
Jeans that never go out of style? Dark wash denim. Perfect for dressing up or down, skinny jeans in an ultra dark rinse will be your bread and butter for every season. Bonus Tip: A high-rise pair will elongate your legs!

You can shop the items that I talked about in this post below!

What do you think? What are some of your go-to capsule wardrobe pieces?

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