Fashion, Life Style

Capsule Closet 101

Josephine Jael Jimenez / August 3, 2018

We’ve all heard of people like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg who only wear a single outfit every day of their lives. They say it saves them time and energy when they wake up in the morning because they don’t have to think about what they’re going to wear or whether it will look good. While that may work for them, it doesn’t mean that it has to work for you. Some of us can’t survive on grey t-shirts and black turtle necks. Instead of sticking to a single outfit, why not opt for a more diverse options? Queue the capsule closet.

The basic idea of a capsule closet is that you narrow down the clothes you own to a select few that will always look good together. It may not save you as much time as Mark, but it’s a step in that direction. Some experts and bloggers say you should limit yourself to less than 40 articles of clothing, including shoes and purses. Sounds impossible, right? We’ve put together a guide to help you start thinking about what would want to included and what you need to include.

Shop the Jeans: Plus // Junior

Let’s start off easy. The absolute staple of any and all closets is a perfect pair of jeans. We all love our statements pairs, but there is just no replacing that one pair that has been through it all with you and the one that has never let you down. Your butt looks great in them and you they look good with everything. Before anything else, this needs to stay in your closet. If you haven’t found your perfect pair just yet, we can help you with that.

Shop the Tees: Plus // Junior

Next up is the classic white tee. It’s pretty easy to dress it up or down and to wear all year round. Whether you wear it with jeans or a skirt, you’ll always look good. They also go with any accessory you have laying around, which is a huge plus. Not only will you look great, but you don’t have to worry about it going out of style. These tees are here to stay.

Shop the Pants: Plus // Juniors

A pair of black pants is not only comfortable, but absolutely essential. They have all the comfort of a pair of blue jeans with the added benefit of enough chic to look more dressed up. You can wear them with a blouse or a tee, sneakers or heels. The style possibilities are endless, which makes these one of the first things you should keep or get for your capsule closet.

Shop the Dresses: Plus // Junior

The reigning champion of the capsule closet has always been the little black dress. Get yourself a versatile dress that can be worn at all hours of the day and at almost any occasion. Not only will accessorizing be a breeze, but you’ll never have to ask anyone how good you look because you know exactly how amazing you do. 

Shop the Sets: Plus // Junior

Last but not least, get yourself a matching set that you can wear with anything in your closet when you’re not wearing them together. This is the time to get a great statement piece that will add some much needed flair to your style. A cool skirt that will look great with it’s partner will also look great with a white tee. And your gorgeous top will always look good with your trusty pair of jeans. This is the perfect opportunity to make your capsule closet as unique as you!

Already have a capsule closet? Let us know how it’s going. Tag us in your favorite GS LOVE capsule looks on Instagram using the tag #GSLOVESME. We’d love the feature you!

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