I recently wrote a post on how I revitalized my closet without buying anything new, which basically came down to creating my own capsule wardrobe and narrowing my closet down to only pieces I love. A capsule wardrobe is comprised of generally neutral, basic pieces that should all pair together to maximize the number of outfits you can create. If you have only quality basics in your closet that you love, there’s no way you can’t love your outfits!
These are pieces that I’ve accumulated over years, and these are meant to serve as inspiration from each broader category listed. Also, I have been more mindful lately of investing in higher quality items that will last me a long time, but a capsule wardrobe can also be built on a budget. A lot of these are thrifted, which is a great way to get higher quality items at a lower price (and keep it more sustainable).
Here’s a look at what I kept in mine, which provides a great foundation of pieces to build from:
(I linked what I could, but if it’s older I’ll make a note of where it’s from/current alternatives)
I constantly found myself buying things I didn’t need, and it left me with that feeling where you have a closet full of clothes, but feel like you can’t quite put the perfect outfit together. By scaling back to basics and getting rid of all the statement pieces I didn’t really wear, I am so much happier with my wardrobe, and excited to continue to build it up with pieces that I love and know I will get a lot of use out of.