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.

Capsule Wardrobe: Street Style Fashionista
Capsule Wardrobes

Capsule Wardrobe: Street Style Fashionista

Can you do a capsule wardrobe that is full of prints and personality? Capsule wardrobes always are so minimalistic and boring. I want to shrink my wardrobe but I don’t want to lose the fun it has. What does it take to be stylish? I look at street style and…

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Capsule Wardrobe: Two Weeks Road Trip
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Capsule Wardrobe: Two Weeks Road Trip

I spent two weeks away from home this July, on the road sleeping in hotels. Most places we only stayed one night and often didn’t have the time to babysit our clothes at a laundromat. We only did proper laundry once on Day 7 yet I, a fashion lover, not…

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Unexpected Versatility: Creating Outfits not Capsules
Capsule Wardrobes

Unexpected Versatility: Creating Outfits not Capsules

I’ve been wearing the LOFT Custom Stretch Trousers for several years. They’re machine washable, a classic professional cut, match some blazers, and the 14 petite is the perfect length for me with low heels. However, I craved a change of silhouette and on a whim tried the Banana Republic Ryan…

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Spring Capsules, Travel, and Trends with NIC+ZOE [Sponsored]
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Spring Capsules, Travel, and Trends with NIC+ZOE [Sponsored]

Nordstrom asked me to share the NIC+ZOE Spring collection and I had no problem saying yes. In the past year, NIC+ZOE has become a favorite brand for me to recommend because of its blend of classic styling and incorporating trends, its reasonable price for the quality, and it’s broad selection…

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Walking the Talk: My Real Life Capsule Wardrobe
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Walking the Talk: My Real Life Capsule Wardrobe

Well it’s perfectly lovely for me to make a collage and tell you how about my real-life capsule wardrobe… but isn’t it better to actually see the clothes being worn, mixed and matched? If you’re not following me on Instagram now is a good time as I am showing my…

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When an Item from Your Capsule Wardrobe Dies an Untimely Death
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When an Item from Your Capsule Wardrobe Dies an Untimely Death

This morning I went to put on my black sweater from my real-life capsule wardrobe and as I slipped my hand into the sleeve my finger caught on a thread. Next thing I knew, the whole side seam of the sweater unraveled and I had a gaping hole armpit to…

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Capsule Wardrobe Tips: Merging Work and Weekend Style
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Capsule Wardrobe Tips: Merging Work and Weekend Style

Hi Alison, I love your capsule collection posts but I find myself struggling with the idea in my own closet. I work in a fairly conservative office and though I don’t have to wear suits every day, I feel like I have 2 wardrobes – work and weekend. Do you…

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My Real-life Capsule Wardrobe
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My Real-life Capsule Wardrobe

I’ve been noticing lately that while I have a closet full of clothes, I’m only wearing a few pieces on a regular basis. Without even realizing it, I have started dressing in a capsule manner. While I don’t stick to only these pieces, 80% of the time you will find…

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