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Old 10-14-2019, 02:40 PM
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I have started a capsule wardrobe and am cleaning out old clothes that are in bad shape, don't fit or I don't enjoy wearing anymore from my closet.

Who else has a capsule wardrobe? Anyone? What do you like and what do you dislike about this wardrobe?

Or have you thought about doing this sort of wardrobe? Thoughts?


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Capsule wardrobe?
Old 10-14-2019, 02:44 PM
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What is it? Can you explain a bit more?
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Fewer clothes, fewer colors
Old 10-14-2019, 02:54 PM
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Basically everything or almost everything can be mixed and matched together.
Lots of information with pictures on Pinterest.
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:00 PM
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I love the idea, but have had trouble figuring out what to buy. I would love a website that showed me the clothes and where I could get them from. I would love to hear from some people who have been successful with creating and using a capsule wardrobe.
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:20 PM
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I have chosen black, white, pink and blue denim as my colors. Hoping all will mix and match easily with little to no effort.


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Old 10-14-2019, 03:25 PM
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I donít have a capsule wardrobe, but I love clothes and I fantasize about it. Iíd like a few really good, really expensive pieces:
*black pants in several styles
*black suit jacket
*white suit jacket
*black coat
*grey long cardigan
*cardigans: grey, black, white
*little black dress (wickedly expensive)
*long elegant black dress
*selection of blouses and t-shirts in black, white, grey
*fitted long-sleeved sweaters in black, white, grey
*jeans in several styles

And now for summer....
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:34 PM
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Because you asked, I think it sounds soooooo boring. I enjoy creating outfits and having a large wardrobe so I can do that. I could never do a capsule wardrobe. Just wish I had more closet space to organize everything I do have better!!
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:41 PM
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I love clothes too much to ever do this! I love the idea, but I love cute dresses and probably have 75-100. I wear one almost every day.
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:42 PM
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What a capsule wardrobe is, I realize I may inadvertently have just that.
More than half the year, I wear capris or shorts in two basic colors, mushroom or gray. Lots of the brand I like in my closet. For tops I wear the same v-neck short sleeve t-shirts in a variety of blue or red based tones. I have more than a dozen. Sandals or New Balance walking shoes and socks on my feet. That's it from April thru October.

So easy! I've been retired several years so no teacher clothes left. Then two years ago I was recruited to teach adults part time. I wear the same clothes there that I described above except no shorts.
Although I was somewhat more fashion conscious when I was younger, I've never been any kind of fashionista.
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:00 PM
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If I pull out a few items, etc that coordinate I have a capsule wardrobe.

If I add all my other items in my closet to that? Nope, I don't


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I too am retired
Old 10-14-2019, 04:00 PM
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and feel a need to simplify as I get rid of all my old teacher clothes and buy new ones.

Plus our weather never really gets cold here in central Texas so I can wear the same clothes about 9 to 10 months of the year.

After I retired I found myself wearing the same comfortable pair of blue jean shorts often so I bought more of the same. My "uniform" has become jean shorts and a tee most of the time. It works for house and yard work. It works for doing my art work. Everything is washable and if it gets ruined it is no big loss as it did not cost much.

If we go out somewhere I change from my jean shorts and tee and this is the part of the wardrobe I want to work to make better.
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:04 PM
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I have an accidental capsule wardrobe, too. I never buy anything unless I can think of a couple things in my closet it will go with. I love the idea! It makes dressing and coordinating so much easier.
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:17 PM
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I donít have a true capsule wardrobe but my wardrobe is simplified. All of my bottom pieces, pants, skirts, etc are blue or black. Most of my shirts are also blue or black. Then I add color with scarves, sweaters, or jackets. I also like pretty jewelry.
I donít have any brown or beige tones in my wardrobe. Makes it easier to mix and match what I have and cuts down on shoes, boots, and purses.
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:20 PM
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I have pretty much done this now. I have a black/gray section, a blue section and a brown/coral/green section in my closet. I like when I go for a long weekend, I pick clothes from one color section. Then I can mix and match depending on the weather.
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Old 10-14-2019, 05:00 PM
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Clothes are not important to me so this idea is interesting and reminds me of the Color Season method years ago. If I stuck to my season when shopping everything matched. I think I was an autumn .
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:09 PM
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I buy all neutral or pseudo-neutral bottoms and cardigans. Then I can pair them with any top in my wardrobe. The only exceptions are fabrics that donít go together.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:54 PM
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My dream is to have about 20 items total in my closet. I would love a capsule wardrobe! I sort of wear one most days anyway. Black pants or skirt, solid v-neck tee, and some sort of thin jacket or hoodie on top. That's about it. I'm not a clothes person at all. In fact, I can't even remember the last clothing purchase I made for myself aside from a white tee.
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:45 PM
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I've never even tried to create a capsule wardrobe, but the way I've dressed in the last 1-2 years (due to weight gain ), I might as well have one since I wear the same several items very often.

Sadly, 98% of what's in my closet I don't wear these days because they no longer look good on me. If I could snap my fingers, I'd be 50-75 lbs lighter.

I've gotten frustrated with how I look, but I still try to look as best I can every time I step out of the house. I haven't "given up" and just not cared anymore.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:17 AM
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Most capsule wardrobes seem as if you are wearing the same thing every day. It is great for those who can't afford a lot of clothing or would rather buy less quality clothing than a lot of cheap stuff.

I think I would have to have multiple capsules because I would get bored with the same color scheme every day. At what point do you just buy a uniform and wear it?
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:23 AM
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I found this planner online.
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File Type: pdf capsuleplanner_2016.pdf (155.7 KB, 23 views)
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Old 10-15-2019, 03:28 PM
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I have one. It's bohemian style. Anything cotton and knit with any print or solid color works. Very colorful. Currently I am wearing my blue and purple swirl pajama knit capris and a burgandy t-shirt with blue slippers that have a cat face on one slipper and its tail on the other. I think I look very chic!

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Old 10-15-2019, 04:09 PM
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:42 PM
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I bet you do look chic! My aim is not that high. I just want to look presentable and not like I am retired and don't care or like I am wearing old out of date teacher clothes.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:44 PM
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I do not currently have a capsule wardrobe, but I started researching it when I was planning for a European vacation and wanted to fit 10 days of outfits into a carry on suitcase.

I absolutely LOVE this blog/website! The basic premise is that you pick 4 colors and 4 items and you have 16 combinations of outfits.

https://www.theviviennefiles.com/
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:36 PM
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Right, I'd do a capsule wardrobe for traveling when I want to carry as little as possible.
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