Stay At Home Capsule Wardrobe from Soma


I love capsule wardrobes, and love brands that lend themselves to creating capsule wardrobes right within their collections.  I've been wearing a lot of Soma loungewear the past several weeks and have found that the pieces mix and match quite beautifully while also being practical and comfortable.  Soma invited me to photograph a stay at home capsule wardrobe of their loungewear collection for Instagram; I liked it so much I decided to also share it here on Wardrobe Oxygen.  You have seen several of these pieces already, and I love how this stay at home capsule wardrobe shows even more ways to style some of my favorite loungewear in my wardrobe.

Stay At Home Capsule Wardrobe

This stay at home capsule wardrobe features clothing from Soma.  All pieces are size Large, when short or petite is available that was chosen.  For reference, I am 5'3″ and usually wear a size 14 in most popular retailers, petite when available. With nine pieces from Soma Intimates (plus my favorite comfort bra from the brand) I was able to create over 16 different looks for sheltering in place, whether it's curling up on the couch and watching Netflix, organizing your home, doing a streaming yoga class, or taking the dog for a walk. This is a capsule wardrobe that can easily incorporate pieces already in your closet to extend it even further and transition into warmer weather. 

What's In the Capsule Wardrobe:

Cool Nights Crop Pajama Pants | Burnout Dolman Hoodie | Nonstop Legging (three colors available) | Fleece Cocoon Wrap | Essential Legging (three lengths available, these are the short) | Seamfree Turnaround Tank | French Terry Jogger | Striped French Terry Pullover | Snap Sleeve Long Sleeve Tunic (two colors available) | Embraceable Full Coverage Wireless Unlined Bra (multiple colors) | Silver Birkenstocks | Orange Birkenstocks | White Sneakers | Black Flats

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You've seen me wear the Soma Joggers many times before in my recaps of what I wear all week while at home.  They continue to be a favorite; they are soft, not too thick, the pockets zip closed, and they have washed up beautifully. I also added some other pants from Soma that I wear regularly.  I have two pairs of the Nonstop Leggings; I've had the black pair for several months and got the floral ones seen in the capsule in the past month.  See the black ones on me in January, and also in this outfit recap post. They're a great weight, they don't sag down on me during a workout but aren't so thick and constricting that I don't also like them for a walk or hanging out at home, and they have super deep side pockets that can hold a large iPhone, sunglasses, a small wallet, and other essentials. I am a huge fan of Soma's Cool Nights collection and their plain black pajama pants, since they don't have a drawstring or any details, have become loungewear during this time of sheltering in place.  I have the cropped because I am short, but they come in other lengths.  And the Essential Leggings… oh how do I love thee.  They were my go-to pants for flights because they're opaque, super soft and stretchy and don't bag out.  They're thin enough to wear under dresses, but thick enough that everything isn't on display. I have two pairs, one pair is a couple of years old (seen in this work from home capsule wardrobe)  and has gone in the dryer many times and still looks new.  

As for the tops, the Cocoon Wrap you have also seen many times in my what I wore recap posts.  I love the pockets that hold my iPhone Max and how it's just enough warmth in spring to stay comfortable while indoors.  The Seamfree Turnaround Tank, I own two but they don't get a lot of love on the blog because they are favorite base layers.  However while at home, I find I wear them just as regular tanks because they're not bulky, they're opaque, and they don't roll up like many similar tanks.  I like how one side is a scoop neck, one is a V, so I have two looks with one garment.  These two wash beautifully; this black one has been washed a dozen times and still is saturated and dark.  The Striped French Terry Pullover is so soft and feels amazing on; it too washes great (no shrinking!) and I love how the fabric is really good for knotting, half-tucking, or just throwing on over leggings. The Snap Sleeve Long Sleeve Tunic has the cool snap detail not just on the sleeves but the sides so you can snap them open or closed to adjust the fit and style. To be honest, I find both too long for me at 5'3″; I don't wear the snap sleeve tunic regularly though I can't resist the comfiness of the French terry pullover. The Burnout Dolman Hoodie I like much more in person than when I saw it online.  I love the silhouette, and the floral burnout print is subtle but way more stylish than a simple white t-shirt.  That being said, I don't wear it a lot but that's mainly because I am a klutz and white tops and me are not the best partnership.

As a woman with a large bust, unlike many memes on the internet, I am not going without a bra while staying at home.  For me, that is less, not more comfortable, especially since I have properly fitting bras.  I do love this wireless bra from Soma and have two of them; they are what I wear the most now that I am spending days at home.  I've written about this bra before; check out my review of the best comfort bra for large busts

As for the extras, I kept this capsule wardrobe realistic with the shoes I wear at home.  I really recommend Birkenstocks because they have arch support and a good footbed to keep your feet happy and prevent foot issues that come from going barefoot all day.  My silver metallic ones are a couple of years old and my default house shoes in place of slippers.  The orange ones are made from EVA, they can be washed and can get wet.  They're not as durable as the leather, but they are quite comfortable and a much lower price.  I keep these usually for going out in the yard.  I sometimes switch to sneakers so my feet stay adjusted to street shoes; these are the adidas Superstar sneakers, which I've worn since high school when we called them “shelltops.”  As for the jewelry, it's a way to feel more me during this time.  I love bold silver jewelry, why keep it just for others?  I feel happier and more together when I finish my at home styles with some fun earrings and the silver cuff I've owned since 1997! 

To see the individual looks, tap any of the photos below to scroll through the gallery.  Just X out to return back to this screen.

I hope this capsule wardrobe shows how you don't need a lot of clothing to create a lot of fab looks.  That mixing and matching pieces that you enjoy wearing can give you miles of style.  I hope you all are well while sheltering in place, and that you keep yourself feeling fabulous, comfortable, and stylish!

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28 Comments

  1. Kristina
    May 4, 2020 / 6:43 pm

    The first Soma bra I bought (based on your recommendation) must have been a lemon and fell apart after three washes. I left a bad review on their site and somehow they hunted me down and called me . They apologized and sent me a label for free return shipping, and never asked me to change my review. I’m exchanging and hoping the next one turns out better. I was so impressed with their customer service!

  2. annie broyles
    May 4, 2020 / 1:01 pm

    I have to thank you again, Alison!! I ordered the Non Stop Leggings and the Fleece cocoon wrap..I was worried because I usually take an 18W and I always worry that something marked L/XL won’t fit quite right. I needn’t have worried! The wrap fits beautifully and I am in love with it already. The leggings will be my new favorites, too. I can’t thank you enough for updating my wardrobe!

  3. Makayla
    April 24, 2020 / 11:06 am

    Just ordered two of the comfort bras. I have been looking for bras like these, online, so glad to get the recommendation.

  4. Lee
    April 23, 2020 / 5:56 pm

    So glad you posted this! It’s giving me ideas for myself but also for my mom for Mother’s Day. Thank you!

    • April 24, 2020 / 9:31 am

      Soma is always a good gift, your mom will be so happy!

  5. Grace
    April 23, 2020 / 12:50 pm

    I am tempted to just buy everything in this post and be done with clothes for the next year.

    I won’t. But I’m tempted.

    • nobodyssister
      April 23, 2020 / 3:20 pm

      i’m tempted too. But my husband is home now and would see all the packages coming to the door lol

  6. Kim
    April 23, 2020 / 12:43 pm

    Love this post – very helpful to have all of your Soma picks in one place! I have been considering much of the loungewear you’ve recommended/worn over the last month or so, and this might just be the push I need to pull the trigger! 🙂 I am especially interested in the bra you recommended. I went into Soma for a fitting last year (solely because of your blog) and ended up with the Embliss bralette – I absolutely LOVE the feel of the fabric, but I am afraid it was no match for my 42 DD chest. I received their long robe as a Christmas gift and it is possibly the most luxurious piece of loungewear I own – love it SO much, especially the pockets! The length on my 5’3″ self makes me swan into a room like an old film star. I really want that cocoon top for the warmer months ahead…and the cropped sleep pants! I wish this post came with a discount code for those of us with semi-uncertain financial futures these days.

    • Leu2500
      April 23, 2020 / 1:13 pm

      42D here. Like you, I found the Enbliss wasn’t supportive enough. I went for a walk one time in it & retired it to lounging around the house only.

      The Embraceable has enough support for me so I will walk in it.

    • April 24, 2020 / 9:30 am

      Sign up for Soma emails, they often have promotions! For example, today they have 50% off select bras, sleep and apparel at this link: https://bit.ly/2Y1HSeF And yeah, the Enbliss is fabulous… for maybe a D cup max. I don’t think those who have smaller busts get how we need a bit more structure to hold up the girls. The bra I have above I think is the best alternative to the Enbliss!

  7. Lisa G
    April 23, 2020 / 11:48 am

    What size did you get in the hoodie? Sorry if it’s above, I didn’t see it. 🙂

  8. Susan L
    April 23, 2020 / 11:22 am

    I bought the joggers and the cocoon wrap from one of your earlier posts. I love both pieces but I have been surprised with how often I reach for the cocoon wrap because it’s a perfect weight and the sleeves stay out of the way!

    • April 24, 2020 / 9:28 am

      Right? The lack of sleeves is what makes me reach for it so often. They don’t get in the way, and no wet cuffs after multiple hand washings!

  9. Bonnie Grove
    April 23, 2020 / 9:22 am

    I bought the joggers on your recommendation and I LOVE them! They compete with my cabi joggers for a daily rotation in my #WFH outfits.

    • Lee
      April 23, 2020 / 5:58 pm

      Just curious as to how thick or thin the joggers are? I live in Arkansas, so lots of heat & humidity. I’m wondering if they are thin enough to be comfortable in the air conditioning but not so thick that they are more appropriate for fall & winter?

      • April 24, 2020 / 9:27 am

        They aren’t thick like sweatpants, but are thicker than say a t-shirt. The inside is soft and fleece-y, but a lighter weight than sweats.

        • Lee
          April 24, 2020 / 11:06 am

          Thanks for replying!

  10. Cristin
    April 23, 2020 / 9:15 am

    How does the cocoon top hold up with washing? I need something for dog walks that still looks nice if I wash it multiple times a week!

    Thank you for this!

    • April 24, 2020 / 9:26 am

      I have washed it twice and it looks the same. No shrinkage, no pilling. TBH I don’t know if it’s supposed to go in the dryer but I have done so.

  11. Jackie Regales
    April 23, 2020 / 9:11 am

    I have a pair of the cropped pajama pants on the way to me now because you have recommended them! I also tried their panties and bras because of your posts about them and I am now switching over to them completely because they are so pretty and comfortable. I love how practical and cute their loungewear and pajamas are!

    • April 24, 2020 / 9:26 am

      Yay I am so glad you have also loved all these things from Soma! And enjoy your cropped pajama pants, they’re fantastic!

  12. Krista
    April 23, 2020 / 9:03 am

    After you singing the praises many times, I bought two of these bras. I’ve finally found a Soma bra I can wear. Like you, I’m much more comfy with a bra. If I were running out of a burning home in the middle of the night, I’d grab this one. Plenty of support, not too hot and looks nice enough under pajamas and knits. And those joggers are literally my new favorite thing to wear.

    • April 24, 2020 / 9:25 am

      I think I too would grab this bra in a fire, LOL!

  13. Leu2500
    April 23, 2020 / 7:29 am

    I bought the nonstop leggings on an earlier recommendation from you. They are my go-to bottoms for my morning walk right now. The pockets mean I have a place to stash my keys & Kleenex.

    And gardeners! The pockets mean you have the place to stash your hand pruners between uses. I was cutting brush the other day & remembered that I had the pocket. No more wondering “now where did I put my pruners?”

    • April 24, 2020 / 9:25 am

      YES! I put Karl’s hori hori in my Nonstop Leggings pocket, I love how deep it is!

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