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: An Active Casual Capsule Wardrobe
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Ask Allie: An Active Casual Capsule Wardrobe

A reader contacted me asking how to build herself an active casual capsule wardrobe for her new life as a retiree.  I am so thrilled for her new adventure and thrilled she is looking for a way to make getting dressed every morning easier. A capsule wardrobe can help one…

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Ask Allie: Casual Capsule Wardrobe for a Woman over 40
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Ask Allie: Casual Capsule Wardrobe for a Woman over 40

Can you help a fashion impaired over-40 woman? Do you have any suggestions for a black and navy wardrobe in a very casual work place setting (think: jeans are the norm)? I also like to accent with chartreuse and maybe some plum items…I’m at a bit of a loss as…

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Capsule Wardrobe for the Weekend Warrior
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Capsule Wardrobe for the Weekend Warrior

The older I get, the less complicated I want my wardrobe. I remember a time when I bought things less to wear than to have hanging like art in my closet. Now, serenity comes from a smaller closet, fewer choices, but more pieces that make me happy each time I…

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Capsule Wardrobe: Skinny Jeans for Winter
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Capsule Wardrobe: Skinny Jeans for Winter

Allie you shared something on Facebook about skinny jeans aren’t stylish any more. I just bought three pairs of skinny jeans in brown, jean color, and a tan cord. How can I make them look okay this winter? What tops are best with them, what shoes? I live in Michigan…

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Does Plus Size Minimalism Exist?
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Does Plus Size Minimalism Exist?

I’m a size 16 and a 35yo full time professional. I want to embrace a minimalistic wardrobe but every blog I find about minimalism is written by someone young and skinny without a real job. Is it possible to be minimalist when you don’t fit in Rick Owens or look…

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Ask Allie: For Moms About to Rock, We Salute You
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Ask Allie: For Moms About to Rock, We Salute You

I’m 42 and a mom of 5-year-old twin boys and still don’t know how to dress myself. I love my life and being a mom but I never thought I’d be one and I don’t know how to dress like a mom. My partner’s in a band, music is our…

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Ask Allie: Minimalism and Color Choices
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Ask Allie: Minimalism and Color Choices

As I am minimizing, I am paring down my clothing palette pretty much to black, gray, white and denim. I enjoyed your post on why you promote black and agree that it is the most versatile color out there and a perfect choice for a small wardrobe. My question is…

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Ask Allie: Capsule Wardrobe for a Fluctuating Figure
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Ask Allie: Capsule Wardrobe for a Fluctuating Figure

I’m going through a divorce and at the same time my only son has left for college [thousands of miles away]. I know I am self-medicating with food and I need to do something about it but in the meantime my clothes don’t fit. I don’t want to spend a…

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