Creating a capsule collection that lasts

by Liv
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If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably had those phases where you want to throw away your wardrobe and start afresh. But, then you get to the part where you have to shop and it feels like so you live out the feeling and pray you can afford a personal stylist who will take care of the wardrobe haul. If you’re not, just go to the next post 🙂

Since i can’t outsource my styling needs, I’m mood boarding and curating all things useful on pinterest, tag and share your capsule inspirations with me there.


Blue & Neutrals make for such a calming pallet

A little History

The term was coined by Susie Faux in the 70s to refer to essential items of clothing that could be worn for multiple seasons creating that timeless sense of style. Faux suggested that a woman’s capsule wardrobe contain at least “2 pairs of trousers, a dress or a skirt, a jacket, a coat, a knit, two pairs of shoes and two bags”.

The idea was popularized by Donna Karan when she released a collection of seven interchangeable work-wear pieces in 1985. Today, the capsule collection is anything between Donna’s 7 work wear to 40 pieces to get you through the year.

The basics to getting started however are as simple as

  1. Choosing a color pallet- Pick your neutrals, accent and statement colors
  2. Making a list- Narrow down how many items you’d like to start out with, pants, skirts, tees, shoes, jackets etc
  3. Keeping and losing your current wears- If you’re looking to change up your look or just trim down your wardrobe, use your list to curate your first capsule closet.

But because inspiration is everything, you can use Anu’s curated closet workbook to help you get started.


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