The Capsule Wardrobe

How to build a capsule wardrobe

Over the years I’ve come to learn that the most effective wardrobe is definiltey the capsule wardrobe. Countless times I have looked upon racks and racks of clothes and found nothing to wear. If this sounds familiar, your wardrobe is in need of a cull prior to embracing the capsule wardrobe. Can’t bear to give away some old favourites? Fashion marketplace Shedd is one of my favourite ways to get rid of unwanted pieces whilst making some money to put towards new things (more on this later)!

Below are the categories of pieces you want to hang on to for a basic capsule wardrobe (keep it to a max of 1-2 pieces per category). These pieces are timeless wardrobe staples and can be mixed and matched for countless looks.

 

The T-Shirt

Good basics are the foundations of any wardrobe. Invest in high quality fabrics in neutral colours like grey, black or white.

 

The White Shirt

Button down shirts are great because they can be dressed up or down so they’re perfect for both work and weekend attire.

 

The LBD

Always a classic, opt for a Little Black Dress in a simple and classic style that can be dressed up with heels for a night out or pared back with sneakers for daytime.

 

The Jeans

Invest in a pair of jeans that fit perfectly and find a style that you love, whether this be boyfriend, straight, flared, skinny or otherwise.

 

The Skirt

Opt for a simple and practical skirt in a neutral colour that can be dressed up or down. I personally love midi skirts because they can also be worn in between seasons and not just in the warmer months.

 

The Knit

To get more wear out of a knit, look for a lightweight style that you can also wear in between seasons.

 

The Leather Jacket

One of my all-time favourite pieces in my wardrobe, a leather jacket has a way of always bringing a look together. Invest in a classic style that you can wear for years.

 

The Winter Coat

A must for the colder months, look for a neutral colour that can be paired with anything.

 

Now that we’ve pulled out our capsule wardrobe essentials, you should be left with a pile of clothing you no longer need. For older and well-loved items, donate these to a thrift store or give them away to a friend.

However, if a piece is new or in great condition, selling your clothes is a great way to cull your wardrobe and make money. Fashion marketplace Shedd is an easy and quick way to sell unwanted items and make room for some new pieces. And by quick, I mean less than 30 seconds quick. Simply snap a photo on your phone and upload with a short description via the app. Download the Shedd app here to start culling your wardrobe and also see what I’m selling!

 

This post is in collaboration with Shedd.

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    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:00 am

      Thank you gorgeous! xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:05 am

      Thanks Maray! xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:08 am

      Thanks Stella! xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:09 am

      Thank you girl! xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:10 am

      Thanks Violette! ♥♥

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:10 am

      Thanks Tina! ♥♥

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:12 am

      Definiltey! xx

  1. Siffat Haider
    October 23, 2016 / 1:52 am

    I’m so into the idea of a capsule wardrobe. Quality over quantity any day!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:12 am

      Thanks Siffat! And yes agreed! xx

  2. October 23, 2016 / 2:12 am

    Your capsule wardrobe is GORGEOUS! I love classic cuts and neutrals, so this is basically my dream collection. Well done!

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Thank you beautiful! ♥♥

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Thanks Daria! xx

  3. October 23, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Very good advice, mixing basics is the perfect way to always look put together. That app sounds great too. I recently joined Poshmark and sold one piece already within a week. I have to check out Shed!

    xx,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:15 am

      Definiltey check it out! Thanks gorgeous! xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:15 am

      Thanks gorgeous!

  4. Lola
    October 23, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    looks great!

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    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:16 am

      Thanks Lola! x

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:16 am

      Thanks Aga! x

  5. Izabela
    October 24, 2016 / 2:59 am

    I really like an idea of capsule wardrobe. However, I am a clothes hoarder so I don’t think I would able to get rid off some of my clothes.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:17 am

      I’d definiltey recommend it! xx

  6. October 24, 2016 / 3:01 am

    This post is the absolute best, such an interesting read – you make me want to shop some high quality investment pieces right this instant!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:18 am

      Thanks lovely! xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:18 am

      Thanks gorgeous girl! xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thank you beautiful! x

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:20 am

      Thank you! x

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:21 am

      Thanks Yuka! xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:21 am

      Thanks gorgeous! xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:22 am

      Thanks Aurelie! xx

  7. October 26, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I love capsule collections. They are a perfect way to start and build the perfect wardrobe. You have picked out some great pieces! All classics!

    xo,

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:24 am

      They are! Thank you Beth! xx

  8. October 29, 2016 / 11:43 am

    Thanks for sharing us about the website Shedd. I’ll definitely be sure to check it out. I always go through a spring cleaning with my wardrobe once a year since I pile up with too many clothes. I would love to sell some pieces through that website to get some cash back. :)

    xoxo
    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:27 am

      It’s definiltey worth it! Thanks gorgeous! xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      October 30, 2016 / 11:27 am

      Thanks lovely! x

    • fromluxewithlove
      November 5, 2016 / 9:09 pm

      Thanks Rubi! x

  9. October 30, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    Such a great post – couldn’t agree more with your capsule wardrobe! Great pictures!
    xx Mirjam // http://www.miiju.ch

    • fromluxewithlove
      November 5, 2016 / 9:09 pm

      Thanks lovely! x

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