Capsule wardrobe

"Capsule wardrobe" by oddfrog on Polyvore

I copied AJ from AJ wears clothes and put together a capsule wardrobe for myself. We are temporarily moving into our spare room while we have the builders in to spruce up (completely change) our en-suite bathroom.  So I have to put most of my clothes in storage because Oscar and I will be sharing a cupboard.  I cant believe how many clothes I have accumulated since I started blogging!  This especially hit me when I saw my dear friend Catherine’s wardrobe!  She has just the essentials and she is still culling away.  She always dresses very well, so it can be done!  The question is can I do it?  So after being inspired by AJ and motivated by Catherine  I will be trying out my new capsule wardrobe.

If you want to see what goes on in a 5 piece wardrobe I highly suggest you read AJ’s post on the subject.

So cutting to the chase, here is what will be in my cupboard.  (I guess this is where I state that I cheated a bit and I added in a few extra pieces, because they are new and it felt like blasphemy to put them in storage).


  • T-shirts: black, white and grey
  • Tank tops: black, white, grey and silver
  • Blazer: white
  • Black dress (worn here)
  • Shirts: White and chambray
  • Yellow cardigan
  • blue floral dress (worn here)
  • orange dress
  • leopard print dress (worn here)
  • striped peplum


  • Black jeans
  • Skinny jeans
  • Boyfriend jeans
  • Black pencil skirt
  • Red skinny jeans
  • Chevron skirt (worn here)
  • Black shorts
  • Black faux leather skirt


  • Magenta Jacket (worn here)
  • Trench coat
  • Chartreuse blazer (worn here)
  • Black suit (I combined my black blazer and a pair of trousers to create)


  • Watch
  • Black Bag
  • Red Clutch
  • Leather bracelet (worn here)
  • Leopard print bangle
  • Arrow necklace
  • Rings on a chain
  • “Egyptian style” earrings


  • Black court heels
  • Black ankle boots (seen here)
  • Red flats
  • Summer sandals (worn here)
  • converse styled tekkies (or sneakers if you aren’t south african)
  • red heels
  • lilac heels

2 thoughts on “Capsule wardrobe

  1. I think these are solid choices! Right around the time I got married I lived off a really limited capsule wardrobe because we were pretty much moving into a house right after we got back from the honeymoon, and I was so freed by the experience. Of course, I was excited to unpack all of my clothes once we settled in, but it definitely has made me want to continue weeding down my wardrobe until it’s PERFECT. I can’t wait to see how this goes for you!

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