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.

How to Create a Formalwear Capsule Wardrobe
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How to Create a Formalwear Capsule Wardrobe

In my dressy fashion emergency kit post, Lisa mentioned in the comments that the post needed an image of a capsule wardrobe. It’s funny, I write about capsule wardrobes all the time, but didn’t even think of this emergency kit being a capsule wardrobe! I decided to elaborate a bit…

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Take Charge of Your Closet: Less Shopping, More Style
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Take Charge of Your Closet: Less Shopping, More Style

I bought these two skirts (link and link) from LOFT, and I love them, but I cannot figure out how to style them! Nothing I have seems to look right. (I could use a wardrobe overall to begin with. I feel like I have tons of stuff, and spend too…

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Capsule Wardrobe: Business Casual for a Teacher
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Capsule Wardrobe: Business Casual for a Teacher

I love your capsule wardrobes- I am trying to construct one for myself right now and I find it challenging. I work in a school with a ‘business casual’-type dress expectation, but I teach special education preschoolers. I like to look put-together for work, yet need clothing that will stand…

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Capsule Wardrobe: Active Casual for a Busy Mom
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Capsule Wardrobe: Active Casual for a Busy Mom

I’m in my 30s. I work full time from home. I have a 2 year old son that keeps me very active. I live in yoga pants/work out attire because a) I’m in public less than a couple of hours per day so getting “dressed” feels like a chore and…

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Ask Allie: Casual Capsule Wardrobe for Post-college Orientation
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Ask Allie: Casual Capsule Wardrobe for Post-college Orientation

I’m starting an internship and I’m really excited about it! But first, I have a 10 day orientation in North Carolina. The internship directors told us to dress “casual” but to me (as a very recent college grad) that’s whatever t-shirt is clean and shorts that have seen better days.…

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Capsule Wardrobe: Transitioning from Summer to Fall with a Denim Jacket
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Capsule Wardrobe: Transitioning from Summer to Fall with a Denim Jacket

I’m a born again denim jacket fan. After too many years sporting them almost daily in the ‘80s and ‘90s, I couldn’t fathom wearing one again in the new millennium. However, in recent years the denim jacket has again become a popular and versatile wardrobe staple and I broke down…

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Summer Capsule Work Wardrobe – Business Casual with Color
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Summer Capsule Work Wardrobe – Business Casual with Color

Living in the hot and humid DC area, I understand the difficulty of appearing polished and professional when the temperatures rise. Though it’s tempting to throw your hair in a quick ponytail and wear the skimpiest and lightest weight clothing in our closet, it’s important to dress appropriately for the…

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Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe – Business Casual with Color
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Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe – Business Casual with Color

I’ve been a SAHM for seven years to three great kids while hopping across the globe as a military wife, but I’m ready to head back to work and will hopefully go back to teaching high school English this fall. My wardrobe is VERY bare bones and consists of cheap,…

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