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.

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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Forty Days – Forty Items: The Lent Closet Purge
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Forty Days – Forty Items: The Lent Closet Purge

Forty Days – Forty Items: A Lent Closet Purge This photo has been making the rounds on Facebook and I find it positively terrifying. To see hundreds and hundreds of people share this, like this, comment on this, think it’s a great idea for themselves and their roommates and partners……

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Capsule Wardrobe: Feminine Menswear
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Capsule Wardrobe: Feminine Menswear

I’m 62. I’m slim and small of bust. I run, bike, and do yoga and still work full-time. I like clothing, but I never seem to buy the right thing. I shop and shop, I’m ashamed to admit I have more than one closet in my home filled to the…

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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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