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!