Over 60s Fashion - How to Build a Basic Capsule Wardrobe (2022)

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Many of us have used lockdown as an opportunity to declutter - and from the discussions on the forums our wardrobes have been the most pressing area to tackle. If you've had a good sort and are now thinking about how to build upa basic capsule wardrobe, we've got plenty of expert tips and advice.For many women, how to dress over 60and beyond is the source of some head-scratching, so we're here to get you off to a flying start. Here are all the wardrobe essentials you need, from the perfect jeans to the most flattering dress. Easy dressing here we come!

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What is a capsule wardrobe?

"I revamped my (very aged) wardrobe. I now feel more comfortable about how I look and can put things together without too much thought as they all coordinate."

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of essential items of clothing - think jeans, skirts, jackets, trousers etc. - that won't go out of fashion and that can be paired with a variety of statement or seasonal pieces. The idea was coined by British boutique owner Susie Faux in the 1980s to encourage women to fill their wardrobes with high-quality garments that could be worn time and time again.

Fancy creating your own?Here are just a few reasons why you should switch to a minimalist wardrobe:

  • It saves time - avoid the dreaded 'I have nothing to wear' panic by opting for clothes you know suit you and look great together (hello snooze button).
  • It's pretty efficient - not only does it help us to be more picky when it comes to shopping for clothes (and hopefully save us a bit of money in the process), but it also helps us to make sure that we don't just stick to current, fleeting trends.
  • It means less mess -a streamlined wardrobe of staple pieces cuts down on clutter.
  • It makes packing so much easier - if you're going on holiday, knowing the essentials you need to pack makes for one less stress.
  • It helps you to be more sustainable - buying fewer pieces rather than opting for fast, throwaway fashion is better for the environment as it reduces waste. Just make sure you donate or recycle the clothes you are discarding.

How should you build a capsule wardrobe?

Building a basic capsule wardrobe is actually quite simple and overhauling your current collection can be a liberating experience. When it comes to your wardrobe, there are a few hard and fast rules to follow. Here are just a few.

1. Start by clearing out your wardrobe

"I have a good clear-out about once a year and if I haven't worn an item in a year I get rid of it."

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The point of a capsule wardrobe is simplification - the sloughing off of excess and refinement of your style. To that end, it may be that you need to have a good clear outbefore you begin. Separate the stuff that you haven't worn in yonks, especially the dressier items that you seldom have occasion to wear, and the good-quality clothes that you already own.

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Take the first pile to the charity shop, orsell it on eBay, andhave a real think about how likely you are to need the things in the second pile in the future. In order to effectively streamline your wardrobe, you may be better off keeping one or two of your favourite items and selling the rest.

2. Choose quality

"I buy the majority of my clothes from charity shops. That way I can have labels and better quality clothes than I could afford new."

Cut and material is everything when it comes to smart-looking clothes, so choosing classic tailoring in quality materials will give you instant but lasting style, not to mention a high-quality collection of clothing. John Lewis' current season has a good selection of classic items. Always opt to spend a little more and buy a little less. Steer clear of cheap, throwaway clothes because that's exactly what you'll end up doing - throwing them away. They bulk up your wardrobe without really adding any value. Primark and the like may be easy on the wallet, but you'll pay for it in the long run.

3. Overhaul your underwear

"Look at your underwear, get measured for a bra, wear one that holds you properly, and buy new pretty knickers and foundation undergarments if you stick out in places you do not want to."

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How long has it been since you gave your undie drawer an overhaul? Or got measured for a bra? It may be time to start again. Go back to basics and make sure you have black, white and flesh-coloured options that fit properly and sit comfortably. House of Fraser, Debenhams and Marks & Spencer all have in-store bra fitting services, so go and get yourself measured. Your bra size can fluctuate as you get older so it may be that you've been buying the wrong size for years.

4. Invest in a wrap dress

"A wrap or shift dress always looks good."

There's a reason Diane von Furstenberg's iconic style is still going strong today. The wrap dress has really stood the test of time - and for good reason. It's an almost universally flattering shape that can be dressed up or down with complete ease.

If you don't have one of these already, you'll never regret buying one. Snap up Boden's classic black wrap dressor go the whole hog and go for the classicDVF staple.

5. Always have a pair of slim trousers

"Smartish, straight or slim leg trousers in black or dark grey are the way to go."

Some styles just never go out of fashion, and a good pair of tailored trousers is one of them. Cigarette pants or slim leg - whichever you go for, make sure they're good quality and a neutral colour that goes with whatever you feel like that day, be it a splash of colour or a comfy sweater. Top it all off with a pair of flats and you're ready to go.

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6. Mix and match

"I don't enjoy clothes shopping that much so tend to buy certain basics in two different colours then mix and match. I also stick to colours that I know suit me."

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Quite possibly the best thing about a capsule collection is the number of outfit combinations that it allows for. When building your wardrobe, go for a mix-and-match approach and always shop with your other clothes in mind. One of the most common errors is buying an item that you soon realise doesn't go with anything you already own.Whether it's winter or summer, day or night, you'll never be stuck for what to wear if you keep this fail-safe tip in mind.

7. Get your colours done

"I had mine sorted in the 80s and I've never looked back. It means that everything in your wardrobe goes with everything else."

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The concept of getting your 'colours done' has been around for a while, and it's a tried and tested way of making sure you stick to shades that complement your colouring. Visit Colour Me Beautiful to find a consultant who will assess exactly which colours you should be scanning the shopping rails for.

8. Find colourful or bold statement pieces

"My daughter bought me a gorgeous statement necklace this year in shades of green. It looks great!"

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While it's good to keep a base of versatile, neutral colours in your wardrobe, brightly-coloured clothes are one of life's great pleasures. Focus on one splash of colour per outfit, keeping the rest of it fairly neutral.

Alternatively, team your outfits with fun accessories, such as a brightly-coloured necklace or a patterned scarf like this one from Boden. They will give your look an instant boost without being over the top.

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9. But never underestimate the power of a black dress...

"For evenings, I have a couple of black shift dresses and a beaded black taffeta knee-length skirt. Add the jackets, bags, earrings etc. and it's amazing how many events are catered for. Keep it simple is my advice."

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Choosing one really well-fitting black dress or skirt means you can add differing accessories to change it up for a multitude of occasions. Are you heading to an event with a smart/casual dress code? Go for fairly simple jewellery and shoes (flat shoes, even). Or, if you're going to a truly swanky do, break out the heels and opt for standout drop earrings. Et voilà - your 'going out' wardrobe expands dramatically.

10. And before you buy, find the most honest person you know

"My most successful purchases have been when I was with my daughter who is always brutally honest."

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It helps if they're stylish as well of course, but, at the very least, shop with someone who will tell you if one of your intended purchases simply doesn't suit you. Honesty is the best policy, as they say.

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Buying the basics - your wardrobe essentials checklist

"I have never followed what fashion dictates and prefer good-quality, classic clothes that never date and last for years."

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What does the ideal capsule wardrobe for a 60-year-old woman look like? Well, believe it or not, it depends on your own personal style, but here are a few wardrobe staples we wouldn't be caught without and that you should consider adding to your collection.

1. Straight leg trousers

For straight leg trousers that don't sit too low, but do fit comfortably, try Marks and Spencer, or Boden for a good variety of lengths. This versatile piece of clothing really comes in handy, especially when you want to look stylish without having to put too much thought into your outfit.

2. Shirts and casual tops

Joules do a lovely range of casual, but stylish, shirts in soft cottons and pretty prints. If you're looking for a more tailored piece to dress up your straight leg trousers, Great Plains can almost always offer drapey longline tops that are universally flattering. White shirts are also a classic choice for your wardrobe that can be dressed up or down.

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3. Good-quality, good-value underwear

Of course, Marks and Spencer can always be relied upon for good underwear, especially from the Autograph by Rosie range, but it's also worth considering TK Maxx for some real bargains on high end undies.

4. Non-frumpy knitwear

Hush is the perfect place to shop for knitwear that will keep you warm and cosy, but won't leave you looking like you're hibernating.

5. A decent pair (or two) of jeans

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Do you usually only wear trousers? Jeans are your best friend. Team them with faithful classics, such as your favourite cardigan, jumper or flats. Again, Marks and Spencer are our go-to for comfy slim fit jeans in a stretch fabric. We also love black straight-leg jeans with a smart top for a dressier look.

6. The ideal wrap dress

Are you feeling fancy or frugal? The ultimate wrap dress is, as mentioned above, Diane von Furstenberg's classic, but we also love JD Williamsfor a wide range of wrap dresses that come in longer lengths. It's such a flattering cut so it's the perfect style to experiment with - why not try a boldcolour or a subtle print you wouldn't usually go for?

7. The perfect LBD

Debenhamshave a stunning array of little black dresses, from the straightforward and simply cut, to sparkly, lace, swing - the list goes on. When it comes to creating a minimalist wardrobe, it's always handy to have a trusty go-to dress that's guaranteed to make you feel great the minute you put it on.

8. A smart coat or jacket

Don't leave outerwear as an afterthought. A good quality coat that you can throw over anything is an undervalued essential. We love Marisota for trench coats, a timeless piece that will never go out of fashion, and alsoSea Saltfor their colourful jackets.

9. The finishing touches

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Now you're sorted with the key pieces, it's time to think about those little extra details. Finding a few staple accessoriesis an easy way to add an extra dose ofglamourthat can elevate even the most basic of outfits. Here are the essentials:

  • A good quality everyday bag - whether it's a tote bag or a satchel, find a style you love in a universal colour (tan always looks classy).Debenhams have some great styles from different brands.
  • A clutch bag for special occasions - look for one with a chain handle so you don't have to carry it all night. Try theAccessorizesaleto find one you love.
  • A patterned scarf - if you want to add a splash of colour, a vibrant scarf is a subtle way to play with colour - and keep warm! During hotter months a lightweight silk scarf is also a classic finishing touch which you can also tie to the handle of a bag to mix up your look.
  • Jewellery - you don't have to spend a small fortune when it comes to adding a little sparkle. New Look and Debenhamshave options that won't have you reaching for the credit card.

10. Best foot forward - the shoes to buy

It's better to have fewer shoes that you wear regularly rather than fork out for passing trends which are likely to look outdated quickly. Boots, loafers, trainers and pumps are all practical shoes that can provide comfort and style. Clarksand Marks and Spencerare good places to start looking.

When buying shoes, factor in functional elements, such as the cushioning and grip of the shoe. It's always worth having one pair of shoes for special occasions too, and a classic black or nude heel is a versatile addition to any wardrobe.

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How do you make a simple capsule wardrobe? ›

How to start a capsule wardrobe
  1. Step 1: Analyze your style and lifestyle. ...
  2. Step 2: Track what you like to wear for 30 days. ...
  3. Step 3: The closet clean-out! ...
  4. Step 4: Define your colors / create a color palette to guide your future shopping. ...
  5. Step 5: Map out your capsule and create a wishlist for missing items.
16 Jan 2020

How many pieces of clothes do I need for a capsule wardrobe? ›

Capsule wardrobes typically have between 25 to 50 pieces and their sizes depend on how much room you have in your closet as well as how creative you want to get with your outfits. Each capsule you build should last for three months, which is why our guide focuses on seasonal capsules.

How should a 67 year old dress? ›

You can dress up or down skinny pants I like skinny jeans you don't you may not feel comfortable in

How do you structure a capsule wardrobe? ›

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe
  1. Try Everything On. If you're going to wear something all the time, it should fit well and feel comfortable. Make sure that you like the cut. ...
  2. Choose Muted Colors. This is your foundation. ...
  3. Invest in High-Quality Pieces. The capsule items are things that are never going out of style.
7 Jun 2021

How do you make a minimalist capsule wardrobe? ›

5 Tips for Creating a Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe
  1. Choose Quality Items. You'll get more wear out of fewer items with a capsule wardrobe. ...
  2. Focus on Layering. ...
  3. Outfits for Your Lifestyle. ...
  4. Don't Replace Your Wardrobe All at Once. ...
  5. Properly Care for Your Minimalist Closet.

What is a capsule wardrobe 2022? ›

A capsule wardrobe is about grounding your wardrobe in relevant basics, making sure you purchase clothes that will work with existing items in your wardrobe so that you can maximize their wear, and most importantly, end up with a closet of clothing you enjoy and feel good in.

How do you make several outfits out of a few pieces? ›

To create multiple outfits from a few pieces is to start with one of your favorite outfits in your wardrobe. For example, a jacket and a pair of pants, a cute top and a skirt, or whatever you want. After you have pulled this outfit together, take one of the pieces and use it to create a second outfit.

How do I simplify my wardrobe? ›

4 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Wardrobe
  1. The Big Cull. This initial step might seem daunting at first, but it quickly becomes very satisfying. ...
  2. Rotate seasonal clothing. ...
  3. Donate or sell unwanted clothes. ...
  4. Tidy your wardrobe and become less sentimental.
9 Mar 2021

How can a woman look good at 65? ›

  1. 7 Anti-Aging Tricks that Every Woman Over 60 Should Know. ...
  2. Wear a Genuine Smile. ...
  3. Spend Time with Young People. ...
  4. Burn Fat the Old Fashion Way – By Walking! ...
  5. Embrace Your Passions. ...
  6. Stop Helping the Clock by Smoking and Spending Time in the Sun. ...
  7. Give Your Skin What it Really Needs – Water and Nutritious Food.

At what age should a woman stop wearing jeans? ›

Based on the final data, the researchers recommend ditching denim by the time you reach 53 years old. It's not because you're making a fashion faux pas, though.

What type of jeans should an older woman wear? ›

Bootcuts are back, and the long fit-and-flare silhouette suits women with hourglass shapes or generous below-the-waist curves. Look for a stretch denim for control and a contoured waistband for no waist gap when you size up for hips, thighs and derriere.

How do I figure out my style? ›

How to Find Your Personal Style in 5 Steps
  1. Look to your own closet. Think about the clothes you have that make you happy. ...
  2. Find fashion inspiration. ...
  3. Create a fashion mood board. ...
  4. Create a capsule wardrobe. ...
  5. Experiment with unique style choices.
7 Jun 2021

How do I choose a color palette for a capsule wardrobe? ›

Think about what colors from your list would go with most things and what colors would be troublesome. You will want to start with a few base colors and then add a few accent colors. The base colors will be the basics that will make up the core pieces of your wardrobe, the things you wear the most.

How many pieces are in a minimalist wardrobe? ›

There is no rule on how many pieces are in a minimalist wardrobe. However, I find that the sweet spot is between 40-50 individual pieces, depending on your personal style and needs. This allows you to have enough minimalist clothing pieces to mix and match for various occasions and seasons.

How a woman's body changes in her 60s? ›

Skin Changes

Your skin turns drier and itchier and may look like crepe paper or tissue. Wrinkles, age spots, creases, and bruises become more noticeable. Your sweat glands also get less active. That means you might not sweat as much, but wounds on your skin may take longer to heal.

What should you not wear? ›

What Not to Wear is an American makeover reality television series based on the British show of the same name. The show premiered on January 18, 2003, and aired on TLC in the United States. What Not to Wear was hosted by Stacy London and Clinton Kelly, though Stacy London's Season 1 co-host was Wayne Scot Lukas.

Can a woman over 60 wear skinny jeans? ›

Skinny Jeans – We say YES to skinny jeans at any age. Choose skinny jeans that are flattering to an older women's figure like these from NYDJ. Cold Shoulder Tops – Uncover part of your shoulders without going sleeveless. This cute top looks great on women of any age.

How many pairs of pants should a minimalist have? ›

Two or three pairs of jeans. Only keep the ones that make you look and feel good. Three or four tank tops. For layering, and when the weather gets nicer, for wearing alone.

How many pairs of jeans should a woman own? ›

But how many pairs of jeans should you own? You should aim for 4 to 5 pairs of denim jeans, excluding shorts. It is a good number to meet your everyday needs, even though a woman own 7 pairs on average, and men 6. The number of jeans you should own is much lower than you think.

How many pieces of clothing should I own? ›

You should have at least 7 outfits to sustain you through one week. If you leave your home every day most of those outfits should be outfits for going out, however, make sure you also have one casual outfit for when you spend time at home.

What should be in a women's capsule wardrobe? ›

A capsule wardrobe consists of a set of tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, shoes, and accessories that can be easily mixed and matched together to be dressed up, down, and anywhere in between.

How do you make an affordable capsule wardrobe? ›

  1. Understand What A Capsule Wardrobe Is. ...
  2. Figure Out How You Want To Look And Get Organized. ...
  3. Get Chic With Neutrals. ...
  4. Understand What You Need. ...
  5. Choose Only Quality “Investment” Pieces. ...
  6. Set Wardrobe Intentions or Goals. ...
  7. Set A Budget. ...
  8. Know Where To Shop To Save.
19 Nov 2021

How do you make a classic capsule wardrobe? ›

To start a capsule wardrobe, pull everything out of your closet so that all you see are the walls of your closet. Set everything from your closet aside for now. If you use a clothes rack, take everything off the rack and set it all aside. Without having anything in your closet, you can easily put together your capsule!

How should I dress for over 70 overweight? ›

Wear quality, well-fitting, long pants, trousers, leggings, or tights to accentuate your legs and make them appear longer. Put on a classic pair of pants like slim jeans and make sure you wear them according to your shoe height, with the right fit and length.

How do I organize my wardrobe? ›

How to organise your wardrobe: 14 top tips
  1. Start with one big clear-out. ...
  2. Continuously edit your wardrobe. ...
  3. Make some money with your unwanted bits. ...
  4. Organise your closet by category and then by colour. ...
  5. Invest in the right equipment. ...
  6. Separate the seasons. ...
  7. Store everything in the right place. ...
  8. Don't forget your shoes.
23 Dec 2021

How do I start a new wardrobe? ›

And here are seven tips for getting started.
  1. Get Rid Of Everything You Don't Wear. ...
  2. Build Off Of Basics. ...
  3. Only Buy Things That Go With What You Already Own. ...
  4. Consider A Capsule Wardrobe. ...
  5. Know What To Splurge On. ...
  6. Avoid Complicated Textures. ...
  7. Bargain Shop, Then Go To The Tailor.
3 Sept 2016

How do you make multiple outfits with the same clothes? ›

Making multiple outfits out of 10 pieces - YouTube

How do you mix and match wardrobe pieces? ›

4 Secrets to Clothes That Easily Mix and Match Style Over 50 - YouTube

How do you mix and match clothes you already have? ›

How to put together outfits with clothes you already have
  1. Layer your clothes. Layer, layer, layer especially in winter. ...
  2. Wear your show pony pieces. ...
  3. Keep your formal jewellery on high rotation. ...
  4. Mix-up your outfits. ...
  5. Think outside of the box. ...
  6. Mix prints, stripes and textures. ...
  7. Create a mood board. ...
  8. Get creative with your footwear.
10 Jan 2022

How can I dress smartly? ›

Ideally, smart clothing should be comfortable and elegant, instead of too tight or revealing. When in doubt, wear clothing that won't go out of fashion, such as trousers, polo-neck tees, sheath dresses, midi skirts or shirts. Go for well-fitted clothing. Loose clothes end up looking too casual.

How do you simplify life? ›

5 Ways to Simplify Your Life
  1. Declutter your house. Your environment affects how you feel physically and psychologically. ...
  2. Get rid of bad mental habits. Bad mental habits carry a lot of psychological weight. ...
  3. Cut out toxic people. ...
  4. Take charge of your money. ...
  5. Gain control of your time.
20 Jul 2018

How do you build a capsule wardrobe 2022? ›

How to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch:
  1. Step 1: Pick a capsule wardrobe base color: black, navy, or brown. ...
  2. Step 2: Pick a few basic color pieces that fit the categories bulleted below – and only these categories for now. ...
  3. Step 3: Pick 2-3 accent colors, then add a few items in these colors to your collection.

What are the cons of a capsule wardrobe? ›

Cons of Capsule Wardrobes: You're not necessarily saving money. Unless you're someone who is out shopping year-round and wanting to curb your spending habits a bit, this plan still involves shopping- just not as often. Plus, you may end up spending more, since you're not shopping as much, on “investment” pieces.

How do I build a travel capsule wardrobe? ›

Building Your Travel Capsule Wardrobe

Start with a few go-to basic items in neutral colors that suit your trip, then add in tops and accessories for a splash of color. It also helps to select pieces that can fit more than one style, so that you can use them with different types of outfits.

What should be in a women's capsule wardrobe? ›

A capsule wardrobe consists of a set of tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, shoes, and accessories that can be easily mixed and matched together to be dressed up, down, and anywhere in between.

How do you make an affordable capsule wardrobe? ›

  1. Understand What A Capsule Wardrobe Is. ...
  2. Figure Out How You Want To Look And Get Organized. ...
  3. Get Chic With Neutrals. ...
  4. Understand What You Need. ...
  5. Choose Only Quality “Investment” Pieces. ...
  6. Set Wardrobe Intentions or Goals. ...
  7. Set A Budget. ...
  8. Know Where To Shop To Save.
19 Nov 2021

How do I start a capsule wardrobe on a budget? ›

Here are some things you should keep in mind when you build a capsule wardrobe on a budget.
  1. Keep your lifestyle in mind. ...
  2. Choose how you would like to dress. ...
  3. Stay away from fast fashion. ...
  4. Get rid of non-versatile pieces. ...
  5. Coordinate the right colors. ...
  6. Transform your shopping habits. ...
  7. Take care of the clothes. ...
  8. Set the budget.

What is the difference between a capsule wardrobe and a minimalist wardrobe? ›

Finally, a minimal wardrobe is different than a capsule wardrobe as it's comprised of your wardrobe as a whole, while a capsule wardrobe is a set of items for a given season that are meant to work interchangeably.

Is a capsule wardrobe boring? ›

Upgrade your idea of basics

Capsule wardrobes tend to work well because they revolve around wardrobe “building blocks” — timeless styles that mix and match effortlessly with other pieces. But just because something is considered a basic doesn't mean it has to be boring.

Are capsule wardrobes realistic? ›

It deceptively makes you believe you feel better about your clothing choices while not actually minimising your consumption or even the overall size of your wardrobe. Capsule wardrobes are appealing when trying to minimise our wardrobes yet it's not a realistic method to achieve.

How do you make a casual business wardrobe from scratch? ›

Here are a few tips on dressing to fit into a business casual wardrobe.
  1. Always look polished. You should always look professional and polished when you're dressing in business casual attire. ...
  2. Avoid revealing clothing. ...
  3. Build a capsule wardrobe. ...
  4. Avoid baggy clothing. ...
  5. Stick to a muted color palette.
21 Jun 2021

How many pieces do you need in a work wardrobe? ›

To start, you should have enough pieces to create at least 2 weeks of different outfits, which could be 10 outfits if you work 5 days a week or 6 if you work 3 days a week. If you're okay with re-wearing the same outfit week to week, then you probably need even less pieces.

How do you put together a work wardrobe? ›

How to Build a Work Wardrobe in 6 Easy Steps
  1. The Key Principles: Capsule, Comfort, Confidence, Quality.
  2. Find 2-3 garments that make you feel unstoppable.
  3. Identify 2 - 3 versatile hero pieces.
  4. Build in basics around your key pieces.
  5. Add in hardworking accessories.
  6. Identify gaps that need filling.
14 Sept 2018

How do you pack a capsule wardrobe for a week? ›

Travel Capsule Wardrobe Packing Tips
  1. Only bring what you love (and never pack for the photo op). ...
  2. Everything you need should fit in a carry-on, plus one backpack or tote. ...
  3. Pay attention to the weather and what the locals wear. ...
  4. Only pack for half of your trip. ...
  5. Pick a mostly neutral color palette.

How do I create a packing list? ›

Travel Tips - How to Make The Perfect Packing List - YouTube

What is capsule packing? ›

Capsule wardrobes — a term that refers to compiling outfits that leverage basic pieces that never go out of style, plus a few seasonal statement items — might just be the answer. A capsule wardrobe will force you to take an honest look at your closet.


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