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Have you ever tried a capsule wardrobe? Ever wanted to but felt like you would never be able to achieve your style goals with a limited number of items? The capsule wardrobe approach can not only change your mind about style, but you will quickly realize that it can all be done on a budget too!
When I am shopping for myself, I stick to a handful of tried and true colors and styles which I know not only compliment my taste, but will all coordinate with each other. That is the basis of a capsule wardrobe. For me, I don’t necessarily put a limit on HOW MANY items I keep in my wardrobe, but I focus on only purchasing items that can be styled in many different ways and that can also be used season to season. Think “basics”, or “classics”, that stand the test of time. This allows me to naturally keep less clothing in the closet, without actually putting a number limit on it.
So today I have put together a 22 Piece Summer Capsule Wardrobe entirely from Walmart, for only $250! There are hundreds (seriously!) outfit combinations possible using only these 22 items. You can mix and match absolutely everything I’ve selected to create enough looks to last you all summer and beyond.
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I selected everything based around a soft, muted color palette. You will see White, Grey, Blush Pink, Light Blue, Tan, Denim, and Cognac colors. I kept things in that soft, neutral palette so they can all coordinate together in many combinations. (**Hint: You can do exactly the same thing in a different color palette if light and feminine isn’t your thing. Think- Black, White, Grey, Olive, Rust, Denim & Cognac. Works just as well for a different look**).
Between the 8 Tops, 5 Bottoms, 2 Dresses, 4 Shoes, 2 Bags, and 1 Kimono for layering, you have 22 pieces that can be mixed and matched for endless outfit choices. (This includes the 2-Piece set of the floral skirt and top, which can be separated to wear with different bottom and top pieces). All of these items together total $255.59 (before any applicable sales tax).
MY TRIED AND TRUE BEST PRACTICES:
-When styling with a capsule wardrobe, remember to be creative! Don’t put a limit on what matches with what. No one ever said a stripe pattern and floral pattern couldn’t be worn together, especially since the colors compliment.
-Another tip is to layer. Always think about layers to create different looks. Any of the tops can be worn over a dress and knotted in the front to mimic a top with skirt look. Or layer 2 tops together. Or jeans under a dress. The possibilities are endless.
-Mix it up, have fun and don’t over think it. The best part about a capsule wardrobe is the ease of picking an outfit. Since everything coordinates, you can just choose based off of the weather or your mood. It makes it very simple to get ready and out the door looking fabulous every time.
What are your favorite pieces in the Capsule Wardrobe I’ve selected? Are your feeling inspired to simplify your closet and your style? Let’s chat in the comments! ❤️