Yes, one of my favourite subjects I know! In this blog, I’m showing you how you can add to your capsule wardrobe, so that you don’t get bored of it or feel restricted by your outfit options.
The original capsule consisted of just 9 pieces, from which I could make 26 different work outfits (see my original blog here). I have now added a further 18 items, still in the same colour theme, but with a few more casual pieces added into the mix. There are countless outfit possibilities, but I have created 6 week’s worth of outfits here to show you just how versatile your wardrobe can become if you build it around capsules.
To replicate this yourself simply:
- choose a colour theme that works for you – one that suits your colouring type and, if you work, fits with your personal brand. Pick 3 or 4 colours that can mix and match together. It’s good to include at least 1 or 2 of your best neutral colours (say navy, grey, black, white etc.) and then 2 or 3 accent colours that work well with the neutral colour you’ve chosen plus each other (or at least a couple of the other colours)
- remember you can include patterns in these same colourways. If you’re not keen on patterned clothes, a patterned scarf can be a great way to pull an outfit together
- choose styles that flatter your silhouette and that you feel confident and comfortable in
- add accessories (shoes, bags, jewellery, scarves) in the same colours to really bring everything together
You can create a capsule wardrobe simply by looking at what you have already got in your wardrobe. Lay things out on your bed or floor and mix and match as I have done in the example above. Make a note of any missing items so that you can add them to your shopping list. Only buying a few extra pieces like this, to create a plethora of outfits, is much more cost efficient than starting from scratch.
If you do want a fresh start, then you can select items online and create a Pinterest board of possible capsule components. You can then review your selections and buy those that you know will work well together. If you prefer the physical paper version, then simply cut out looks/items that you like from magazines and create a mood board that way.
Whichever way you create your capsule wardrobes, have fun! And enjoy adding to them as you go. I can imagine some amazing Spring/Summer outfits that could be created simply by adding white items to the capsule above.