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: Fit Two Weeks of Clothes in Carry-on Luggage
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Ask Allie: Fit Two Weeks of Clothes in Carry-on Luggage

My family is traveling for two weeks this summer – we will be visiting some theme parks but also going to the beach, some historic sites, and will have a mix of casual and nicer restaurants. My sons are beyond the diaper stage but definitely still kids who need a…

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If I could Start Over: #Project333 Inspiration Update
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If I could Start Over: #Project333 Inspiration Update

With my first Project 333 post it got me thinking about what I should have in my closet versus what is currently in there. I love using Polyvore to feel out an idea or capsule wardrobe – seeing the pieces together sans models or distracting backgrounds helps me imagine mixing…

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Ask Allie: Vegas Bound – What to Wear
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Ask Allie: Vegas Bound – What to Wear

I’m heading to Las Vegas for my friend’s 30th birthday and I have NO IDEA WHAT TO PACK! I live in a small town where a night out is the local bar or Ruby Tuesday’s and I usually just wear what I was wearing all day. I’m not a skinny…

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Shopping with Intention and Changing Shopping Habits with #Project333
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Shopping with Intention and Changing Shopping Habits with #Project333

Reader (and friend after all these years) Linda made me aware of the blog, Project 333. Project 333 is a minimalist fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for three months. Linda has been really interested in minimalism, and recently I have been as well.…

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Sample SAHM Capsule Wardrobe for Summer
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Sample SAHM Capsule Wardrobe for Summer

Some of you have requested it, and some of you have asked for it on forums (I see you BabyCenter peeps and welcome you to my blog!). I created a SAHM capsule wardrobe previously, but here’s an update for the warmer months of the year. [collage source] I don’t like…

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Ask Allie: Week at the Shore with his Parents
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Ask Allie: Week at the Shore with his Parents

Dear Allie, my boyfriend invited me to spend a week at the shore with his family at their beach house. I’ve met them before, but I’m nervous with what to wear when on the beach and at the pool. I’m comfortable in a bikini, but I don’t want to look…

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Capsule Wardrobe: No Fashion Victim, No Frump for Women Over 40
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Capsule Wardrobe: No Fashion Victim, No Frump for Women Over 40

Dear Allie, I’m having a hard time shopping. I may be old, but I’m not dead! I’m 55, in pretty good shape though my midsection does show age and giving birth to three wonderful sons and I don’t feel confident in short skirts or sleeveless blouses. I want to look…

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What to Wear on an Alaskan Cruise
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What to Wear on an Alaskan Cruise

Via your emails, comments and contact form submissions, it seems as though many of you are planning cruises to Alaska in the next year and are wondering what to pack. I have written about what to pack for a cruise before, but that assumes that you are headed to a…

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