Your Complete Guide to Year Round capsule Wardrobe Checklist
For those of you who are beginning or expanding your capsule wardrobe, here’s a quick year round capsule wardrobe checklist to get you started. To begin with, don’t worry too much about what your capsule wardrobe looks like at this moment in time. As long as you feel comfortable in the clothing you choose, then that’s all that really matters. If you’re concerned about style or color, it’s okay, as long as you can get through the week without being bothered by anyone or anything. If you’re looking for inspiration, all you need to do is look around at some of the magazines and fashion shows that are popular at the moment, such as Men’s Health, Lucky, Glamour, and Allure.
Now onto the next set of capsule wardrobe essentials: basic pieces. The most important pieces in any wardrobe are denim, jackets, and shirts. These are the basics, and are usually accompanied by a pair of dress pants. You might also want to include a pair of jeans (although not formal jeans, because they tend to break easily when you’re doing something athletic), a dark sweater, a cardigan, a scarf, and a belt. It doesn’t matter what color or style you choose for these three pieces; they are all timeless pieces that will never go out of style.
Other pieces to consider putting into your capsule wardrobe include scarves and blazers, cardigans, belts, and a few pairs of stylish loafers or sandals. This last piece is especially important if you live in a city with a lot of snow or rain, because they don’t get too worn out quickly. You may also want to add a pair of sunglasses, a hat, and a winter coat to the mix, but again, these are fairly minimal, so they’re easy to do on a whim. Once you have your barebones capsule wardrobe complete, you’ll be able to just slip these items in wherever you need them, and they won’t take up much room.