Capsule Wardrobes

Capsule wardrobes created by Alison Gary of Washington DC fashion blog, Wardrobe Oxygen.  Looking for inspiration on how to have more style with fewer items in your closet? You’ve come to the right place!  Capsule wardrobes for stay at home moms, business travel, telecommuniting, retirees, vacationers, and more.  Scroll through the archives to also find tips on how to extend your style, pare down your wardrobe without sacrificing your style, and how to look stylish on a budget.

Ask Allie: Packing for a Corporate Retreat
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Ask Allie: Packing for a Corporate Retreat

My company is hosting a team-building conference at a resort in Florida. I will be presenting several times, so I definitely want to leave a professional impression. The problem is that the entire conference dress code is casual. Not business casual – just “casual” casual. I’m finding it hard to…

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Ask Allie: Dressing to Hide your Belly
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Ask Allie: Dressing to Hide your Belly

I’m not fat per se , but I’ve gained back all the weight that I lost in the first few months after giving birth. My stomach has gotten enormous, like 6th month pregnancy enormous and I hate it. I can’t find anything to wear that doesn’t make it even more…

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What to Wear to Paris
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What to Wear to Paris

Oooh la la I am tres jealous of the many of you readers who write to me asking for Paris packing advice! I can’t wait until I can return, it would be so nice to share the experience this time with Emerson. Until then I shall live vicariously through you……

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Ask Allie: Edgy Refined Style while Minimizing Hips
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Ask Allie: Edgy Refined Style while Minimizing Hips

I turned 39 this year and feel like I’m having a fashion crisis. Not only do I long for a more edgy refined look, I’ve also gained around 15 lbs that are pretty much all in my bum and hips and I don’t know how to dress for that. I…

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Ask Allie: Issues with the SAHM Capsule Wardrobes
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Ask Allie: Issues with the SAHM Capsule Wardrobes

I have had many mothers contact me regarding my SAHM capsule posts (winter capsule, summer capsule). Some are appreciative, some find my suggestions ridiculous, and some desire more information and assistance. I’d like to answer most of your questions here: How Do I Shop with a Nursing Baby? I went…

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Ask Allie: Age-Appropriate Office Wear
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Ask Allie: Age-Appropriate Office Wear

I’m about start a job as summer associate in a law firm, and I’m young (24) and plus sized. I don’t really know where or how to find work clothes that are flattering, don’t age me in an unwanted way, and yet appropriate for the work place. I own two…

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Ask Allie: Two Week Business Trip Without Checking Luggage
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Ask Allie: Two Week Business Trip Without Checking Luggage

I need help putting together a travel wardrobe for the following trip this August that will all fit in a carry-on and I sure hope you can help me. I’m dealing with 2 very different climates and both business and leisure situations: Fly to Honolulu where I’m speaking at a…

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Ask Allie: Young Professional Summer Capsule Wardrobe
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Ask Allie: Young Professional Summer Capsule Wardrobe

I began graduate school this January and was able to hide in coats and jeans during winter months, but now it’s getting HOT. Do you have any tips for building a spring/summer capsule wardrobe for a college graduate student? I want to become a little more sophisticated than my sweat…

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