50 Piece All-Season Capsule Wardrobe

With more and more people jumping on the minimalism train some of my more random obsessions are finding their way into the popular culture spotlight. Now that everyone and their mother has read Marie Kondo’s book, I can’t shake a stick at YouTube without finding a video highlighting a capsule wardrobe. (This is not a problem for anything but my productivity. I LOVE capsule wardrobe videos.) 33 pieces. 37 pieces. Accessories and jewelry included or not. Two capsules a year. Seasonal capsules. Capsules just for work wear and play clothes and comfies. There’s SO much inspiration out there if you want to go down the capsule wardrobe road.

With all that inspiration in mind, I decided to try my hand at putting together a capsule that could maybe work (with just a few minor swaps) all year long. You could of course store the colder weather items away during warmer weather, and vice-versa. This is a capsule that I see being very feasible for my own life and what I want to work towards. I’d like to use it as a resource when I’m de-cluttering but also when I’m shopping for clothes. Because while I have a lot of these pieces, sitting down to dream up my perfect capsule was actually a great first step in showing me some glaring holes that exist in my wardrobe. (For example – I don’t own a white, collared button-up shirt. Staple item!)

So, check it out and let me know what you think….

50 Piece Capsule Wardrobe Tops

1. Dressy top

2. Tank top

3. Striped top

4. Sweater 

5. Chambray shirt

6. Long sleeve blouse/tunic/tee (Depending on your life and wardrobe needs. I work from home so tee would be legit enough for me, lol.)

7. Shirt with a print you love (or polka dots. or feathers!)

8. Plaid button-down shirt (or this one.)

9. White tee shirt

10. Turtleneck 

11. White button-down shirt

50 Piece Capsule Wardrobe Bottoms

12. Black editor pants 

13. Jeans

14. Black skinnies (or leggings.)

15. White jeans (or pants.)

16. Shorts

17. Skirt (dressier option.)

18. Pencil skirt

50 Piece Capsule Wardrobe Dresses

19. Maxi dress (or floral dressy option. or super casual.)

20. Little black dress

21. Seasonal dress suitable for a party/wedding/fancy event (Winter) (and here’s a Spring option. and a Summer. and an Autumn.)

50 Piece Capsule Wardrobe Outerwear

22. Raincoat (or a parka.)

23. Cardigan (I like black but tan boyfriend sweaters are super versatile, too.)

24. Denim jacket

25. Leather jacket (brown option.)

26. Safari jacket 

27. Blazer 

28. Winter coat (or how about a hooded option.)

50 Piece Capsule Wardrobe Shoes

29. Ballet flats (or black velvet.)

30. Business casual appropriate pair (if you prefer heels. if you prefer comfort.)

31. Casual shoes (moccasins!)

32. Sandals (flip-flops.)

33. Nude pumps

34. Party appropriate heels (or booties. or sandals.)

35. Rain boots

36. Trainers/athletic shoes 

37. Boots (or ash boots. and you can’t go wrong with the brown riding boot.)

50 Piece Capsule Wardrobe Accessories

38. Seasonal scarf (Autumn/Winter) (or this one.) (Spring/Summer. or this one.)

39. Sunglasses (budget option.)

40. Seasonal hat (Winter) (and here’s a Spring option. and a Summer. and an Autumn.)

41. Casual belt (or black.)

42. Dressy belt 

50 Piece Capsule Wardrobe Jewelry

43. Cocktail ring (cocktail bracelet. cocktail brooch. pick your poison!)

44. Classic stud earrings (diamonds if you ball that way.)

45. Dainty everyday necklace 

46. Watch (or this one.)

47. Statement necklace (budget option.)

50 Piece Capsule Wardrobe Bags

48. Everyday bag in a neutral color (tote style.)

49. Clutch (swoon.)

50. Purse (a little more versatile option.)

*wipes brow* and there you have it! A 50 item all-seasons capsule wardrobe! What do you think? Is this do-able? Anything I’m leaving out or anything I included that you don’t think is necessary or would swap out for something else? Could you do a capsule wardrobe? Do you already?? Share your favorite resources if you do! 

P.S. Admittedly, I’m a bit of a jewelry and bag hoarder so this capsule may be difficult for me in that regard. But I think I could do it! But jewelry especially is just so easy to store…why part with it?! Maybe some day!

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13 thoughts on “50 Piece All-Season Capsule Wardrobe

  1. I would love trying to create a capsule wardrobe. I guess I’m sort of doing something similar, just buying pieces that are super versatile and can be worn many different ways.

    1. That’s ultimately what I’m trying to do. I’m hoping by putting it together first I can sort of have a guideline to work off of when I shop…we shall see if it works!

  2. For the incredibly challenged who don’t really love to shop, I really enjoy online mail-order stylist services. And it’s not as expensive as I thought it would be, as I figured out I would have spent pretty much the same shopping for the year on my own.I use Stitch Fix, but there are others out there. You fill out a very very detailed profile: sizes, favorite colors, fabrication types, climate where you live, what you do for work and play, looks you admire, etc. Each month – or more or less often, you choose – a fun box arrives with an average of five items chosen for you. And a pre-paid envelope to send any or all items back. And a note and cards with styling suggestions from the stylist. If you keep, say, three things per month, you will end up with a pretty good capsule wardrobe by years end. They can link to your Pinterest page and you can continually update your profile. Long post, I know, but I did wanna share:)

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