Everything You Need to Complete Your Capsule Wardrobe List

Posted June 17, 2019 by in Fashion

Sometimes I find myself standing in my overstuffed closet, scrambling to choose what to wear. Often, I wish I only had clothes that I genuinely love. That’s when I considered capsule wardrobe list ideas to salvage my closet. A capsule wardrobe is a small clothing collection. It is where pieces of clothes are mixed and matched to create stylish outfits.

Are you building your capsule wardrobe list? Here’s everything that you should know about a capsule wardrobe:


The capsule wardrobe is not new. It originates from London. Susie Faux coined the term in his clothing boutique in 1970. The idea was introduced in the United States in the 1980s. Donna Karen was the first American to create her seven pieces collection. The objective of her collection was to help busy women. It enabled them to simplify their choices of attire.

The pieces of clothes could be mixed and matched and were appropriate for the weather. In separate occasions, you ended up packing the same beloved clothes you regularly wear at home.


I searched for a capsule wardrobe planner guide and settled for these quick tips. When setting up your wardrobe, you will need to put all the clothes, jewelry, and shoes on your couch. If they are on the sofa, you will be motivated to finish the arrangements before bedtime.

In this stage, you will need to sort your clothes. Don’t give it too many thoughts. While designing your capsule collection, I suggest you use a systematic approach. Open your closet wardrobe. Then use the love, maybe, donate, and trash approach:

I love these clothes. I wear them frequently.

Maybe I want to keep this.

I feel that I should donate these clothes.

I will put this in the trash because it is damaged/ruined.

Repeat the process until the couch is empty. Take a break, drink water, and eat snacks. You are almost there! Box the items you don’t need and put them on your garage. Getting them out of sight is a nice gesture.

I recommend making a list of items by category. In designing your wardrobe capsule, you can start by listing the items you use every day. The list can change when work/life situations change.

Capsule Wardrobe List

I recommend you start your capsule wardrobe list with the following:


I take my shoe game very seriously. Shoes define who you are. That’s why they top my list. I arranged my wardrobe starting with my favorite kicks, the Adidas Superstar. You can also include flats and heels to your capsule wardrobe.


Let your jeans top the list. They are classy and all weather. You can also include your dresses and skirts. I suggest including simple t-shirts on the list. They are suitable for summer. Button down shirts and blazers can also be included in the capsule wardrobe list.

Accessories and Jewelry

What is a capsule wardrobe without jewelry? You can include your bracelets, rings, watches and other fantastic stuff in the list. Additional accessories such as purse and scarfs complete your capsule wardrobe.

You might not realize it, but most likely, you have created a capsule wardrobe list in the past. Every time you pulled the suitcase to go on a vacation, you put together a streamlined wardrobe.

Do you have a capsule wardrobe? Let us know in the comments below!