March 15, 2024

Top Tips on Building Your Capsule Wardrobe

In this era of fast fashion, it's easy to get lost in the ever-evolving and changing fashion trends, which eventually results in waste and clutters at home. We’re strong believers in building capsule wardrobes, and by curating a collection of essential pieces that can be mixed and matched strategically, this will help you avoid wasting clothes and help getting ready much easier in the morning!

Read more to find out our tips for how to build your very own.

Access Your Lifestyle and Needs

To create an effective capsule wardrobe, it's important to start by understanding your lifestyle and specific needs.

Take a moment to evaluate what a day in your daily life is like, whether it's work, social events, or leisure activities. Ask yourself questions such as, “Does this piece of clothing reflect how I want others to perceive me or how I perceive myself?”, or “Does this piece make me feel good?” This will help you determine what kind of pieces you need and make sure that your capsule wardrobe is perfectly tailored to your unique lifestyle. This will also avoid clothes that will end up at the back of the closet!

Stick to Basics

Sure, that seaonal top from Zara is enticing and is the IT look of the season. But how often would you actually get to wear it? Unfortunately, maybe not as often as you’d think. There have been countless times where we'd buy a seasonal piece for it to not be trendy anymore after a short season. You may also think that "the trend will come back" and will keep these pieces deep in the closet. To be honest, a lot of trends don't come back until 20+ years later, so unless you have a big closet, if not it's time to bid them farewell.

Instead, opt for classic and versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down. Try to look for quality items that are made to last and won't go out of style. Some essential items that we recommend are a well-fitting pair of jeans, a tailored blazer, a simple black dress, a white button-down shirt, and versatile layering pieces like cardigans or sweaters. The possibilities are endless.

Accessories, Accessories, Accessories!

Accessories are a great way to add variety and personality to your capsule wardrobe. Consider investing in jewelry pieces that can transform a basic to style within seconds. It's important to choose classic pieces of jewelry that is transitional from outfit to outfit so you can mix and match. and also stand the test of time so that it becomes a staple in your jewelry box for years to come.

Designs such as delicate gold hoops, simple stacking rings, and elegant pearl necklaces are versatile and can be worn across a wide range of styles, whether you are in your soft girl era or your bad ass girl boss mood.

A capsule wardrobe is meant to represent you, revealing your personal style. It's about selecting pieces that also make you feel confident and beautiful. Sure, you can add in a few trendy pieces, but these staples will build the fundamentals of your outfits. Then, all it takes are a few classic statement jewelry pieces, and you’ll have endless stylish outfits to choose from!


Written by Casey, Marketing Assistant of Sachelle Collective