Build a Dream Capsule Wardrobe on a Budget (+ Free How-To Printable!)
Hip2Save may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. Read our full disclosure policy here.
Build your dream capsule wardrobe. 😍
We’re sharing how you can perfect the new minimalist way of living – dressing with a capsule wardrobe! 🙌 Imagine owning roughly 20 pieces of clothing and getting an entire month’s wardrobe out of it! Well, as wild as it sounds, that’s the idea behind a capsule wardrobe and living a bit more simply.
Below, I’m sharing exactly how you can easily build one on your own while sticking with a budget. And make sure to read until the end so you can score our free printable, too!
Why do a capsule wardrobe? 🤔
By downsizing your wardrobe, you’ll be freeing your mind and space from physical clutter which can oftentimes turn into stressful mental clutter.
However, just because you’re downsizing doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing closet! A capsule wardrobe will focus your attention on beautiful, simple, quality clothes that truly bring you joy. Plus, it’s less to think about each morning when you get dressed so it’s a win, win really.
With home organization on the rise, many people have already started to embrace minimalism (me included! 🙋♀️). Plus, surveys say that many women only wear 20% of their wardrobe anyways – how shocking is that?! 😱
I personally love the idea of streamlining closets. Even better, you can give your own closet a total refresh on a budget if you have the itch to do it all right now! While quality is obviously the main factor in the longevity of this wardrobe lifestyle, you can find perfect, stylish pieces at inexpensive prices at retailers such as Target and Amazon!
Hip Tip: Need help purging stuff from your closet? Check out our 4-week clean-out challenge which comes with a free printable and will help you do a full clean out with day to day tasks.
Do some thinking before you get started.
- You’ll want to curate pieces in your capsule wardrobe that are relatively neutral. This will allow each piece to work seamlessly with many different outfit options and then some.
- It’s also important to pinpoint your style so you don’t feel like you’re settling for pieces you don’t actually love. By purchasing items that truly make you feel good, they’ll be less likely to collect dust in the closet, too.
- Neutral doesn’t mean boring. Neutrals can be classy, timeless, and the possibilities are endless with mixing and matching. You can still have tons of style while getting the most out of each piece!
Remember, this is a generalized list so you can choose pieces based on your preference to reflect your own personal style because everyone is unique and different!
Ready to get started?! 🛍️😍
1. Cargo jacket
- Daily Ritual Military Cargo Jacket – I actually own a similar jacket and love it! Read my review.
- Universal Threads Anorak Jacket
2. Jean jacket
Hip Tip: Here’s a capsule wardrobe outfit I styled using a white denim jacket – entirely from Walmart!
3. Neutral Cardigan
4. Neutral Winter jacket
6. Basic white tee
7. Fitted t-shirt
8. Tank top
11. White sneakers
12. Neutral heels
14. Neutral maxi dress
15. Knee-length dress
16. Earring studs
17. Hat or Scarf
19. Dark jeans
Hip Tip: If you’re looking for more great jean ideas check out these 4 cheap pairs our team loves more than designer brands!
20. Black leggings
21. Colored denim
This is what your completed capsule wardrobe might look like! 😍
Again, this list includes links just for reference and you’re free to purchase items that are better suited for your style. However, to make a capsule wardrobe work, it’s crucial to stick with NEUTRAL colors.
As a bonus, if you already have some of these items in your closet and they’re in good condition, by all means, use what you have on hand rather than buying new! It’ll save money and chances are you already love the item you have.
You’ll be curating your capsule wardrobe in no time!
Now it’s time to get dressed!
As I mentioned before, by purchasing neutral tones, you’ll have a wider variety of options to pair into outfits. But that doesn’t mean you have to nix color altogether. Let your personality shine through with accents such as handbags and your favorite jewelry pieces.
Once you’ve completed your closet overhaul, you’ll notice that almost all of your pieces work together seamlessly thanks to the neutral palette! Great job! 👏