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3 Easy Ways to Streamline Your Wardrobe

January 22nd, 2015

We’ve all been there: a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear. Sure, we have that handful of staple pieces that we couldn’t possibly live without, but the rest of our wardrobes can go untouched for weeks, months, or even years. I personally found myself in a dire state of closet disrepair a few months ago, around the same time that I stumbled upon the super stylish blog, Un-Fancy. With her 37-piece wardrobe, Caroline inspired me and many others by proving that when it comes to fashion, less is definitely more. Lucky for us, Caroline is joining us today to share her tried and tested tips for building out a wardrobe that’s versatile, stylish and budget-friendly, giving you the peace of mind and freedom to focus on what really matters. Without further ado, take it away Caroline!

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  1. Libby says:

    Great post! I’ve been working towards the capsule wardrobe since the end of last year and it is amazing how fun and easy it makes getting ready each day. I feel more put together than I ever have. The tips on under-bed storage for those off-season and big ticket items I’m not quite ready to part with are really helpful.

  2. sylvie says:

    I love the “9 shoes” idea and I’m gonna work on it ! Thanks for this helpful post.

  3. I am so tempted to count the number of items in my wardrobe. Will definitely do that over weekend (smile).

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  5. Karen Farber says:

    This is amazing! I needed to read this years ago! Cleaning out my closet now, and trying her technique to have a closet full of ONLY things I’ll love and wear, and to shop smarter!

  6. Such a great read – thank you! I am just in the process of clearing out my wardrobe and am def going to follow these steps x

  7. Fantastic article. I’m moving in to a new place next weekend and once I do my unpack, I’ll be going through my closet again!

  8. Madonna Phillips says:

    I absolutely loved this post. I am trying to be more intentional with my clothing purchases. These are great ideas for implementing an intentional wardrobe. Thanks!

  9. Juetta West says:

    This is an excellent post, especially the capsule collection suggestion. One thing that wasn’t mentioned was looking for apparel that has more than one function. I like to create a capsule of one top, two pants, one jacket and one skirt that all mix and match seamlessly….the kicker here is that this capsule has two functions. Each item has design elements from the fashion runway so that it can be worn as stand alone fashion with heels, jewelry and scarves. The other function is high performance fitness apparel. How does this work? It only works if the fabrics, trims, and zippers are of catwalk quality but has all the technical attributes for the studio. There are very few brands that do this with true design elements from the runway that also function from am to pm, from work to workout or from boardroom to locker room. If you look, you’ll find them.

  10. Daiane says:

    First time I “heard” about capsule wardrobe, but loved the idea, will work on mine!

  11. I love, love, love this! Being a newly wed, I need to save up money, but I love shopping. This will help me stop over spending on clothes I just don’t need.

  12. Trudy says:

    Excellent suggestions I have way too many clothing and need to downside. I think I will swap it.

  13. Gabrielle Stanley says:

    So what do you wear when your one ‘inbetween’ top is dirty? How often do you wash your jeans? This is unworkable for a normal life.

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  15. This is a must-read for every girl/woman! I’m going to do this right away. Up to my room then!

  16. Tessa says:

    As always, some great advice! Will be trying my best to follow it.

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  17. Caroline says:

    Awesome post, very helpful! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  20. Aleksandra says:

    I really love your tips, really helpful ! 🙂

  21. Caroline is the best!!! This is a great overview of her philosophy. She’s the sweetest.

  22. Rosie says:

    This is the most comprehensive how-to I have read on simplifying a wardrobe and I appreciate it for that! I’m currently changing myself to minimize the amount of pieces in my wardrobe, and maximizing the ones I love the most. Thanks for these tips!

  23. fungifoodie says:

    great article! Super helpful tips. Inspired me to clean out my closet the very day I read this post. My closet has never looked better!

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  25. Jen says:

    Love the idea of boxing up the maybes! So many of them sit in my closet anyway. And, when I wear them I am not that jazzed about them so why not box them up! This post is actually the most useful one I have read out of the many posts I have read about streamlining my wardrobe. Thanks so much.

  26. Lauren Fair Cooke says:

    I really wish your site was more mobile friendly. This content seems great, but sadly it doesn’t scroll properly on mobile. In the gallery, it just gets stuck when trying to scroll to see more of post.

  27. Martha says:

    What about dresses?

  28. graciousstore says:

    “a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear” You can say this again! I’ll you tips on how to keep the closet simple with stylish wearable, rather with clutters of clothing that simply fill the space.

  29. Marylène says:

    WoW! Amazing helpful post. I always find myself in front of my wardrobe thinking “I have nothing to wear” (who hasn’t ) I especially like the capsule wardrobe. Definitely gonna try it.

    Bisous Marye,

  30. Emily says:

    I love that black fringe sweater! Where can I find it? Thanks 🙂

  31. Fizza says:

    Only 9 pairs of shoes? I’m scared to get rid of my precious 😉

  32. Ciara says:

    This is amazing, great advice. I really need to do this I struggle with what to wear all the time!

  33. Katie says:

    UGH This is brilliant! I have been putting off going through my wardrobe for weeks, now. It’s so intimidating and the prospect of tossing something I may want later… daunting!! This is a great way to break it down and really leave yourself with the perfect assortment!!

  34. Silvia says:

    Silvia: I will try your technique .

  35. Daniella says:

    I’ve read a lot of capsule wardrobe articles, but the point on slide 11 is great! It’s so true, there’s plenty of pieces I love, but will I love it for every day wear? Not always. Great tips! Think i’ll be doing a wardrobe clear out soon, especially being a new mum! 🙂

  36. Monica says:

    I have been doing a capsule wardrobe, minimalist for sure. The rule of 33, clothes, jackets, shoes, purse/accessories. I have a few dresses for special occasion and since I live in the bay area where weather can run between cold and hot any time of the year, I have all seasons together. If I buy anything new, I have to remove an item from my capsule so I really have to need it or I can’t buy it. Works great, dressing and packing are a dream

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