Elevate your style while simplifying your life! The magic of a capsule wardrobe for women over 40!
Okay, let’s chat about something that’s been buzzing around the fashion world – the capsule wardrobe! Now, before you sigh and think, “Oh, that’s just for younger women,” think again! It’s for all of us!
Defined ….A capsule wardrobe is a curated collection of essential, versatile clothing items that can be mixed and matched to create a wide variety of outfits from each other. The key characteristic of a capsule wardrobe is its focus on quality over quantity, that align with the your personal style and lifestyle needs. This encourages a more intentional approach to dressing, and streamlines the process of getting dressed. (Can I get an Amen!) A typical capsule wardrobe may include a combination of timeless basics, and a few statement pieces.
It’s like a trusted confidante that already knows your style inside out! Because you thoughtfully built it. I think it’s going to become one of your go-to methods for figuring out what to wear. It’s now my go-to method!
In this post, I’ll be sharing why a capsule wardrobe is like a timeless, magic potion for your closet.
A capsule wardrobe is like your stylish BFF, offering an already chosen selection of versatile pieces that effortlessly mix and match with each other to form SO MANY outfits! Say goodbye to those “I have nothing to wear” moments, and hello to a closet filled with purposeful style!
Quality over quantity
Invest in at lease some quality pieces. Capsule wardrobe encourages you to choose timeless, well made garments that stand the test of time. Quality over quantity, most of the time.
Start with a list – so you have streamlined shopping
Use these suggestions (provided in collages) as exact pieces or as a list of items to add to your closet. For instance, I would pull from your closet…
2-3 basic bodysuits, tank tops and/or tees
3-4 pairs of jeans. 1 dark, 1 faded, 1 black, 1 wide leg
So on and so forth. Analyze what you currently have that can work in a capsule, then make a list of needed items. Now…you are shopping efficiently WITH a list.
Efficiency on the fly
A capsule wardrobe is ALWAYS useful but never more so than those days where you have zero time to decide what to wear, or you just have decision fatigue and cannot come up with what you want to wear.
It will spark joy, hopefully!
Think about it, a capsule wardrobe is filled with good pieces that you love….that you can mix and match in NUMEROUS ways to form numerous outfits, hopefully that are classic and chic and you didn’t have to stress over what to wear that day. That gives me joy!
Let’s be friends over on Instagram, and reach out…let me know if you are going to try to build a capsule wardrobe for yourself. Or….reach out and ask any questions…I’m here to help!
I’m including my pieces in this year’s fall capsule wardrobe of mine…and I hope you find the inspiration here to build one of your own!
Here are some outfit mixes with my personal capsule wardrobe! There really are hundreds of pairing options, but I wanted to showcase a few of my favorites!
Similar Jean Jacket | Cream Button-Up | White Button-Up | Blue Button-Up | Fleece Button-Up | Striped Sweater | Nude Sweater | Green Sweater | Cream Sweater | Taupe Crewneck | Green Ribbed Sweater | Light Wash Jeans | Dark Wash Flare Jeans | Wide-Leg Jeans | Nude Pants | Cream Pants | Black Slim Pants | Grey Straight-Leg Jeans | Leggings | Wide-Leg Pants
Black Blazer | Cream Blazer | Tweed Blazer | Bomber Jacket | Jean Jacket | Nude Blazer | Long Coatigan | Coatigan | Button Cardigan | Tank | Bodysuit | Tee | Dress | Skirt | Textured Purse | Gold Clasp Purse | Fanny Pack | Necklace | Hoop Earrings | Leaf Earrings | Straight Earrings | Loafers | Mules | Nike Sneakers | Heeled Booties | Cream Booties | Sneakers
Goodies from the ‘Gram…