What is a Capsule Wardrobe & Why We Think Every Woman Needs One

The minimalist revolution is here, and it’s taking over your wardrobe, for good reason.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

To the minimalists and fashion-forward ladies out there, capsule wardrobes are in, and they are definitely here to stay. With more women looking to simplify their lives, finding a way to organize your closet and make better use of the staples you have hanging in your wardrobe is a total game-changer when it comes to getting dressed and ready in the morning.

If you’re new to the term “capsule wardrobe,” or you want to learn more about how to implement this into your life, read on.

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

So, what exactly is a capsule wardrobe? A capsule wardrobe is built on staple pieces that align with your personal style while also being timeless and can be worn across all of the seasons. Think blouses, chambray tops, high waisted jeans, and the classic flat. These are all staples pieces that can be recycled and worn a number of different ways and with different outfits, and they are also wardrobe pieces that really never go out of style.

Another big benefit of building a capsule wardrobe? They will totally save you tons of closet space, and make putting together outfits each day completely seamless.

Must-Have Capsule Wardrobe Items For 2019

Ok, so we now know what a capsule wardrobe is, but what are some of the must-have capsule wardrobe items for 2019?

Here are some of our top picks that are sure to keep you looking trendy and fashion forward throughout each season.

#1 Chambray Top

The chambray top is always a great idea as it pairs well with just about anything, can be dressed up or dressed down and takes the whole “mom style” to a whole new fashionable level. Choose a button down chambray top that you can style as a layering piece for the cooler weather, or wear it with your favorite pair of shorts on a cooler summer night.

#2 Chunky Knit Sweater

The chunky knit sweater has been in for a couple of years, and this staple capsule wardrobe piece is still a hit. You can pair your chunky sweater with a pair of your favorite jeans, wear it with leggings as a dressed down outfit for your weekend errands, or dress it up with a statement necklace and a pair of business pants for work. Stick to neutral colors to really make this capsule wardrobe must-have work throughout all seasons of the year.

#3 White Tee

All of us ladies need a classic white tee. You can pair it with your favorite jeans for a more casual look, and throw a blazer over it for a more dressed up look for work. White tees can also serve as a layering option for the fall and winter months.

#4 Striped Top

Having a go-to striped top is a must for any capsule wardrobe. A classic way to rock some stripes is with a pair of jeans, but feel free to be bold and pair it with a different pattern as well. Mix and match patterns are totally in for 2019!

#5 Boyfriend Jeans

All ladies need a pair of boyfriend jeans in their 2019 capsule wardrobe. They make the perfect complement to a dressed down weekend look, but you can also pair them with a pair of your favorite heels or pointy shoes for a more put together look.

#6 Classic Leggings

If jeans just aren’t your thing, then you’ll definitely want to grab a few pairs of leggings to keep in your capsule wardrobe. Leggings pair well with your chambray top, chunky knit sweater, and white tee…I mean they basically pair well with everything in a capsule wardrobe, and they’re super comfy. Put on some cute flats, and you have a put together look that you’ll be comfortable in all day. Win!

#7 Flats

Having two pairs of flats…one neutral and one black will literally work with just about every outfit you put together from your capsule wardrobe staples. So, grab two pairs that you can wear with anything.

#8 Tote Bag

And, last but not least is the tote bag. A classic neutral colored tote bag that pairs well with just about everything on this list is a must for your capsule wardrobe. Plus, you can toss everything you need in it, so it works for working moms or busy moms with kids who want a fashionable way to tote around diapers, wipes, and kids snacks.

The Bottom Line

Capsule wardrobes are the “it” way to help simplify  your life, make better use of the clothes you invest in, all while looking super put together every single day.

So, if you’re a busy momma who needs a new way of getting yourself dressed and ready each day, or if you’re a busy working lady who is tired of the same old work outfit, go out and grab a few must-have 2019 capsule wardrobe items. Trust us, you’ll thank us later when you feel super put together and totally not stressed out about what the heck you are going to wear each day.