If you’ve been around these parts long enough, you’ll know I LOVE capsule wardrobes. I love looking at other people’s capsule wardrobes, I love creating them for myself, and I love researching new ways of whittling down a wardrobe. If you’re new, WELCOME. I’m Beth…and in case you hadn’t already figured it out — I’m really into capsule wardrobes. 🙂
Lately, I’ve been exploring the concept of a seasonal wardrobe that focuses on 10-12 core items and a limitless (but still minimal) collection of extras. The core items include tops, bottoms and dresses. The extras can include, well….everything else! I wanted to create a sample 12 Item Wardrobe inspired by February. For me, February is a warm month (every month is a warm month in South Florida). But for others it is still pretty chilly. So, I made one wardrobe for a warm climate and one for cold. Let’s check them out…
12 Item Wardrobe (somewhere warm)
6 Tops – jersey t-shirt, crepe blouse, sleeveless blouse, girls support girls t-shirt, athletic-inspired top, and love first t-shirt.
4 Bottoms – stretch leggings, denim shorts, satin skirt, and skinny levi’s.
2 Dresses – silk mini dress and striped velvet dress.
Extras (somewhere warm)
Shoes – court heels, suede strappy heels, ankle-strap sandals, braided sandals, and leather trainers.
Accessories – logo cap, acetate sunglasses, and jersey scrunchies.
Special occasion wear – chiffon dress, beaded clutch, and slingback heels.
Active wear – racer back tank, black leggings, tennis shoes, compression bra, and gym shorts
Jewelry – 2 classic watches, gold necklace, tassel earrings, and statement earrings.
Basic tees – distressed t-shirt, striped tee, and long sleeved t-shirt.
Outerwear – utility jacket, cotton cardigan, and knitted cardigan.
Swimwear – printed swimsuit and printed bikini.
Bags – medium backpack, bucket bag, and funky clutch.
12 Item Wardrobe (somewhere cold)
6 Tops – feminist t-shirt, floral blouse, tie neck blouse, babe t-shirt, v-neck sweater, and over-sized jumper.
4 Bottoms – flared trousers, high waisted jeans, black skinny jeans, and faux leather pencil skirt.
2 Dresses – sweater dress and floral print midi dress.
Extras (somewhere cold)
Shoes – zip booties, point-toe flats, funky flats, high-heel boots, and leather sneakers.
Accessories – floppy hat, cat eye sunglasses, earmuffs, and beanie with a pom pom.
Special occasion wear – slinky gown, cross-body bag, and pointed stilettos.
Active wear – pull over, fleece joggers, Nike Airs, high-rise leggings, and sportswear hoodie.
Jewelry – classic watch, Apple watch, stud earrings, gold hoops, and double choker.
Basic tees – pink t-shirt, cashmere base layer, v-neck tee.
Outerwear – over-sized blazer, furry coat, and fringe cardigan.
Cold weather extras – beanie/scarf/mittens set and scallop gloves.
Bags – mini messenger bag, small wristlet, and classic leather tote.
What do you think? Would you try the Twelve Item Wardrobe? Do you have a capsule wardrobe? Let us know below! I’d love to hear what methods you use to keep your clothes minimal. ❤
P.S. If you’re more of a one and done capsule wardrobe person (or the concept sparks your interest), you can get a checklist PDF of my 50 Piece All-Season Capsule Wardrobe right this way!
14 thoughts on “A 12 Item Wardrobe Inspired by February (For Warm & Cold Climates)”
wow!! so much thought went into this!! I am currently struggling with what to wear and I really need to have a system where I have it all put together beforehand.
Such a great and detailed collection! You did a fantastic work! I love having a few basic pieces and then add some extra accessories.
I actually have this some sort of an capsule wardrobe. Or well, it’s mainly because I haven’t got that many clothes like umm, never & I don’t buy new ones until the old ones are so used that they don’t look good anymore 😀
Lovely post! I love that somewhere warm collection of yours. That somewhere cold is kind of funny to me because at the moment we’re dealing with some extremely cold times here in Finland and I could never survive without freezing with only those items shown in somewhere cold. Haha. Anyhow, those items are super beautiful and cozy looking, and maybe they work better somewhere quite cold haha. 🙂
Haha, I guess I should have named it Somewhere Not TOO Cold!
What a fantastic collection, you’ve clearly worked really hard on this. Amazing! I love the Girls Support Girls t-shirt and will definitely order that 🙂
I love that one too! It’s from Zaful. Here’s the link — https://www.zaful.com/letter-print-round-collar-tee-p_503175.html?lkid=11676235
Great post! I’m a huge capsule wardrobe fan myself and I love seeing other ideas out there, especially holiday-inspired ones!
I love seeing other people’s capsule wardrobes! Using these also come in handy for travel. I always bring entirely too much and still feel so unprepared. At least capsules still offer lots of options with little to pack! Thanks for sharing!
Mini capsules for travel are a great idea! It really helps narrow down the amount to bring if everything can mix and match.
I’m in love with all the oversized jumpers. I’m living for those during the colder months.
Definitely in for the stripes…..love the collation… Mini bags do it for me as well
Great outfit inspiration 🙂 so useful!
Thoughtful and interesting. should be fun to mix and match