A capsule wardrobe compliments the fundamental pieces in your closet by adding essential elements that expand your outfits according to season or activity (travel, work, etc.)


A capsule can consist of as few as five items to as many as 50 pieces. 

Typically, a capsule wardrobe is a combination of basics and statement pieces that you can mix and match to create completely new looks. For summer, we’re focusing on just eight items. “We wanted to show customers what they can do with the minimal items that they have,” explains Nyjerah, M.M.’s Styling Excellence Associate. “We want to highlight that less is more when it comes to summer. It’s not about the number of items you have, but rather how you maximize your garments to create multiple looks.”

How Does a Capsule Wardrobe Work?

Before investing in a capsule, pare down your clothes and focus on what you’ll sport this season. Typically, you’ll wear the clothes in a seasonal capsule for three months. Of course, some items you’ll wear throughout the year. 

Next, create three primary outfit categories. You can choose from work, dressy, fun, lounge, and daily wear. Focus on what you’ll wear a lot during a particular season. For example, in summer the categories you might focus on are work, active, and fun. When you’re ready to start creating looks, begin with a base of a top and bottom. Nyjerah suggests starting with a basic top and pairing it with a skirt for easy tucking. Then, elevate the ensemble by adding items from the capsule—like a stunning pair of earrings or fun shoes. 

Molly wears the Peggy top, the Cobble Hill skirt, the Capri earrings, and the Crinkle Stripe scarf.

“You want a collection of everyday, year-round pieces that you can dress up and down, and a capsule wardrobe with key seasonal styles that can elevate these looks,” says Nyjerah. “

Capsule Wardrobe Essentials

A capsule wardrobe should take into account the seasons and focus on materials and pieces that are ideal for the current weather conditions. The base for most capsule wardrobes consists of the following: a couple of tops, a few pairs of pants, a skirt or dress, a scarf, two pairs of shoes, a bag, a coat or sweater, and a statement accessory. 

Our summer capsule wardrobe is all about lightweight materials that can go from work to date night or an outing with girlfriends. This wardrobe includes only eight items, but you can easily create 20 different looks. 

The essentials in a summer wardrobe include:



A sleeveless wear-anywhere dress


A camisole


A lightweight layer


A pencil skirt


An ankle-length pant


A sandal


A shawl that can go from day to night


A pair of statement earrings




Molly wears the Peggy top, the Cobble Hill skirt, the Imogen jacket, the Capri earrings, and the D-Ring belt.


Why You Should Have a Capsule Wardrobe

“Most people want to build a capsule wardrobe when they have too much to wear and are at the point where they say, I have nothing to wear,” says Nyjerah.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of going into your closet and knowing that everything in there has a purpose and looks great on you.

More reasons to build a capsule wardrobe:



Enjoy More Time: When you’re not spending your morning trying to figure out what to wear for the day, you’ll have more time to start your day the way you want. Heading out the door without feeling rushed can put you in an entirely different mindset. 


Spend Less Money on Clothes: We often buy clothes when we think we have nothing to wear and we’ll pay a premium just so we can look presentable in a hurry. While creating a capsule wardrobe from scratch can add up, you’ll save money in the long run because you’re investing in items that will last.


Get Dressed Faster: Nyjerah recommends that you think about “the now” when building a wardrobe. Having clothes that fit you properly and look fantastic together can help reduce the fatigue from deciding what to wear. 


Simplify Your Life: When you take the time to declutter your closet and fill it exclusively with pieces you’ll wear, your mind is clearer. Then, you have space to focus on things that matter in your life like work, family, and friends. 


Make Shopping Easier: When you have a solid foundation wardrobe, you’ll immediately know what you need. You can focus your efforts on picking up statement items or those that will work with what you already own.


Create Outfits in Minutes: The idea behind a capsule wardrobe is that everything in it should complement your foundation items. From the items in a capsule, you’ll be able to easily style outfits or mix and match elements with those in your wardrobe. 


How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

Designing your own capsule wardrobe has more to do with your personal style than anything else. You should pare down your clothes to those that fit you and those that you’ll wear, and add items for the type of capsule your building. 

“It really depends on your style personality when it comes to a capsule wardrobe,” Nyjerah points out. “Focus on building your foundation, and then, season by season, add in the pieces that change up your standard looks.”

Molly wears the Jane dress, the Capri earrings, and the Ella sandal.

Ready for a capsule wardrobe? The first step is to sort all your clothes (yes, all of them—even your gym clothes). Eventually, you’ll end up with four piles: Love, Maybe, Donate, and Trash. When sorting through your wardrobe, you’ll initially make two piles: the items you wear all the time (aka the start of your Love pile) and those you Don’t. To sort your clothes even further, go through the Don’t pile and really think about why you don’t wear each piece. For example, if it’s a special occasion dress that you look great in but rarely wear because you don’t attend that many fancy affairs, add it to the Love pile. Throw items that you like, but don’t necessarily fit into at this particular moment, into the Maybe pile. Divide everything else into the Donate and Trash piles.

Focus on what’s in your Love pile to get inspiration about your style. “The items you wear the most tell you who you are as a person when it comes to styling. Look at things like color and length,” advises Nyjerah. “You want to establish the base of your wardrobe by considering those criteria. Then, invest in key pieces that change up those basics and allow you to dress looks up or down and maximize your wear.” 

Going through your Discard and Love piles will tell you a lot about your personal style. Use those cues to choose a color scheme that works with your complexion, and decide on the classic shapes and patterns that work for your body type.

Molly wears the Peggy top, the Foster pant, the Imogen jacket, and the Capri earrings.


Tips for Building the Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

Looking at all your clothes and weeding out what will work in a capsule wardrobe can be overwhelming. Follow these simple tips to create your ideal wardrobe in no time. 



Focus on Your Capsule: Not every piece of clothing you own will fit into a capsule wardrobe, nor should they. Remove items that won’t work with your capsule and put them aside. They may work for another capsule in the future. For example, if you’re making a summer capsule, push your wool coat to the back of the closet. Come fall, you’ll still need it.


Evaluate What You Already Own: Creating a capsule wardrobe doesn’t mean running out and buying a whole new set of clothes. Chances are you already have plenty of items that will work for your capsule. Start with what you have and as you put together outfits over the first couple of weeks, make a list of what you still need. 


Know Your Color Story: Building a Love pile will give you a good idea about the colors or prints you like. “Color is important because it tells a lot about you. Color is how you define yourself when it comes to your style personality,” says Nyjerah. 


Invest in Quality: When adding items to your capsule, pick quality clothing. The pieces may cost a bit more, but they will last longer. Once your wardrobe is in place, you’ll end up spending less overall. 


Think About Your Outfits: Any item in a capsule wardrobe should go with three other items and pair well with your foundational pieces. Before purchasing something new, think about how many outfits you can make out of it. 


Dress for Your Lifestyle: Don’t buy something just because it’s part of the latest trend. Any garment or accessory that’s in a capsule should fit you well and the fabric and cut should be flattering. 


Build the Capsule You Need: While it’s always a good idea to add seasonal pieces to your wardrobe, don’t let them dictate the capsule you’re creating. A capsule wardrobe can be for just about anything: travel, a business trip, or helping your graduate transition to the work world. 


Figure Out Your Non-Negotiables: You may not realize it, but we all have non-negotiables when it comes to style. Perhaps you don’t like to wear turtlenecks or skirts above the knee. Those are non-negotiables. If you see any of those things in your closet, toss them or give them to a friend. 


Build a Mood Board: Style is a reflection of everything about you. One way to home in on your style is to create a mood board on Pinterest (we’ve already created one based on this capsule wardrobe). Add all kinds of things to the board, not just clothes. This activity will help you see your style holistically. “I love seeing style visually,” shares Nyjerah. “There’s nothing like seeing it on paper.”


Mix and Match: Styling Your Capsule Wardrobe

Once you’ve created the ideal capsule wardrobe, it’s time to start creating outfits that will take you through the season. Ideally, you’ve fine-tuned your color story, so you should be able to mix and match most of the items in your wardrobe. Follow these timeless tips to create more looks:


Add an oversize top or blazer to a fitted top and bottom. 
Layers (shirts, cardigans, jackets, etc.) can add style in any kind of weather.
Amp up your look with statement shoes, earrings, and necklaces. Try something in the metallic family.
Play around with accessories. Nyjerah suggests wearing a headwrap or headscarf in summer or adding statement earrings and necklaces.
When mixing patterns and prints, stick with a similar color family and background shade. Mixing polka dots with stripes is always a fun look.
Be confident in your clothes—self-assurance goes a long way toward pulling a look together.



Molly wears the Peggy top, the Foster pant, the Imogen jacket, the Capri earrings, and the Ella sandal.


General Rules to Follow When Weeding Out Your Wardrobe

Wardrobes tend to have long memories. They are often filled with outfits from past seasons that make us nostalgic for the times when we wore them last. Most likely, those items no longer fit or are so worn that they’re well past their prime. That’s exactly the point of cleaning out your closet and drawers: to keep your wardrobe relevant and fresh. 

When going through your clothes, Nyjerah recommends that you “focus on what you can wear now instead of on what will fit later. You won’t really be utilizing your clothes as much as you should. If you’re not going to wear something within six months, that’s an issue—and if you’re not going to wear it within a year, that’s way too long.”


10 Rules for Decluttering Your Closet

1. If it doesn’t fit you well, get rid of it. When trying on skirts, use Nyjerah’s rule:  Place your hands by your side. Typically, your skirt length should fall at or below where your middle finger meets your thigh for office attire.

2. Trendy clothes have their place, but they aren’t meant to last forever. Give away items that are no longer in style.

3. Clothes you think will fit if you lose a couple of pounds can be put aside. As you buy new items for your wardrobe, revisit those pieces. It might just be time to get rid of them in favor of something new.

4. Pieces that have stains should be thrown away. If the spots haven’t been removed yet, they are there to stay.

5. Eliminate duplicate items. For example, if you own five white button-up shirts, but only wear two frequently, get rid of the other three.

6. When adding something new to your wardrobe, think about what it might be replacing and replace it.

7. Invest in wood hangers and start hanging your clothes. When you run out of hanger space, you’ve reached the limit of clothes you’ll realistically wear regularly.

8. Your accessories aren’t immune. A belt that’s too-worn should be thrown away and replaced if you’ll still use it.

9. Try on your shoes. If they’re too tight and you haven’t worn them in ages, toss them. That said, this doesn’t go for your staple heels, flats, or boots. You’ll probably be wearing them in the next couple of seasons.

10. Find a better home for clothes that make you feel uncomfortable and don’t inspire confidence when you wear them.

Adding Color to Your Capsule Wardrobe: It’s All About You and Your Style

While it might be comfortable to start with a base of basic black, white, or navy, color can do a lot to transform an outfit and your mood. Get a better idea of incorporating more colors into your wardrobe by reading How to Wear More Color at Work. 

Wearing color well is part knowing what works with your skin tone and part identifying the shades that make you happy. Nyjerah shares, “If you know you look really great in red, try to include it in your wardrobe as much as possible. Those favorite shades and how you pair them are what make you stand out from everybody else.”

Molly wears the Jane dress, the Imogen jacket, and the D-Ring belt.


Build a Capsule Wardrobe Online at M.M.LaFleur 

Now that you know how a capsule wardrobe can change the way you get dressed in the morning and ultimately give you more time and confidence, why not work with a stylist to build one of your own. At M.M.LaFleur, our goal is to take the work out of getting dressed for work. When shopping at M.M.LaFleur, you can work directly with one of our stylists at a showroom or pop-up location, peruse our online store (there are stylists standing by to answer any questions and provide guidance), or receive a personalized Bento Box in the mail.

Use our capsule wardrobe planner to start building your own Bento Box at mmlafleur.com. 

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