How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe With Your Current Closet

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe With Your Current Closet


Learn how to build a capsule wardrobe with your current closet and never struggle with not knowing what to wear ever again

If you’re just like us, you know the struggle of having a closet full of clothes, but not figuring out what to wear. The solution? A capsule wardrobe! A capsule wardrobe is a collection of timeless, versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create various outfits. And the best part? You can build one with the clothes you already own! Here’s how:

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Step 1: Declutter

The first step to building a capsule wardrobe is to declutter your closet. Take everything out and lay it on your bed. Then, go through each item and ask yourself if you’ve worn it in the past year. If the answer is no, it’s time to let it go. Donate or sell items that no longer serve you.

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Step 2: Identify your staples

Next, identify the staples in your closet. These are the pieces that you wear over and over again, like your favorite pair of jeans or a classic blazer. Make a list of these items so you know what to build your capsule around.

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Step 3: Mix and match

Now it’s time to start building your capsule! Take your staple pieces and start mixing and matching them to create different outfits. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new combinations.

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Step 4: Accessorize

Accessories are key to making your capsule wardrobe feel fresh and new every time. Add a statement necklace or a colorful scarf to change up your look. Don’t forget—shoes can also make a big impact. Try pairing your outfits with different types of footwear, like sneakers, boots, or heels.

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Step 5: Shop smart

If you do need to add a few new pieces to your capsule wardrobe, make sure to shop smart. Look for timeless, high-quality pieces that will last for years to come. And remember, less is more! Focus on buying pieces that can be mixed and matched with what you already own.

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Building a capsule wardrobe is all about creating a versatile collection of pieces that you love to wear. By starting with your current closet and adding a few key pieces, you can create a wardrobe that works for you, not against you.

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