I know that for many of you creating wardrobe capsules is a really valuable tool, particularly if you are having to rebuild a wardrobe for any reason (and there are many, from weight loss or gain, pregnancy, change in lifestyle, travel, new work dress code and the list goes on).
So I thought I’d give you a downloadable, printable guide that you can keep and use when organizing your wardrobe, or for packing when you go travelling and only want to take a small amount of luggage.
Now I know that capsule wardrobes aren’t for everyone (some people love more options), but they are a great starting place if you feel you have lots of clothes and nothing to wear. Maybe you have too many orphans (clothes that don’t go with anything else), so even just getting your wardrobe out of the closet and seeing if you can create capsules based around colour/season and lifestyle, you may discover new outfits you’ve never thought of, or it will point out holes in your wardrobe that you need to shop to fill.
Wardrobe capsules really make your wardrobe work in a versatile way.
If you want more explanation and guidance on wardrobing (if you haven’t already got it) download my 5 Step Formula for a Fabulous Wardrobe on a Budget.
Of course I have lots of other wardrobe capsule posts that are useful that you can find here on the blog.
You may also find this printable Weekly Wardrobe Outfit Planner really helpful plus these posts will have lots of ideas on creating wardrobe capsules:
Top 10 Most Popular Wardrobe Capsule Posts
Thankyou for all you do. I enjoy reading your blog, and have learnt many things about style and contrast etc. Mave
It will be very useful.
Regarding the recent 2/3 rule post: if I wear a coloured top ending at the hip leg break and a beige knee length skirt, with fair skin coloured legs, but coloured shoes, would that be working with 2/3 rule or not?
Sorry to bother you with this question but as a petite, I find this concept challenging to work. Will this only work if the beige skirt is long? Or should the top be longer?
thanking you in advance
The beige skirt will blend with skin colour and work well for you as it won’t cut you up! Ideally keep your top ending at your HIP BONE which is a little shorter than LEG BREAK.
I really appreciate your response
Thank you so much for this printable and all the information you give us. I am travelling overseas for two weeks soon and am loving this helpful guide. This will help make my packing much easier.
Thank you Imogen, this is a great document. Travelling to Turkey and Central and Western Europe soon and this has made my wardrobe planning so easy. I have added extras as we will be cruising and I would like to have more variety. Also have to take long and short sleeved tops due to season changes. I will take the completed list with me and circle anything I don’t wear for future reference.
This is wonderful! Thank you for making it so accessable.
One of the things I really love about your site is how you freely and happily you share your knowledge! thanks for this. 🙂
Once again you posted this just in time. I will be spending the weekend with my adult daughter that asked me to help her plan a capsule wardrobe. What a great tool to bring with me. She finally figured out that planning a wardrobe is so much more cost effective. Thanks for all you do.
Thank you Adrienne! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.
the links to download the guide are not working . getting an error message
YEs sorry having some major technical issues at the moment -hopefully have fixed in the next day
I believe it’s working again now