Earlier this month, I was chatting with my hair stylist and we began talking about the idea of the capsule wardrobe.  I’m sure you’ve seen people posting about it as it’s becoming an increasingly popular idea.  As soon as I walked in the door, I couldn’t help myself.  I promptly put everything in my closet on wardrobe racks in my office and only brought about 30 things back into it.  (Aaron was quite puzzled when he walked in our closet that night.  He also informed me that a capsule wardrobe is what guys have been doing for centuries.)  Anyhow, the experience has been so enlightening!  One thing I’ve found is that I love layers of neutral basics.  You can mix and match them to create different looks and they all work together so they’re ideal for packing or getting ready in a hurry.

This coat is actually part sweater, part coat.  It has the shape of a coat which makes it more dressed up, but the structure of a sweater so it’s pretty cozy for running errands and prepping shoots.

Have any of you guys ever considered a capsule wardrobe?  What are the pieces you wouldn’t be able to live without?

Jeans, Current Elliott (similar) / Top, Joie (similar) / Boots, Coach (Similar + Similar) / Sweater Coat, Asos / Sunglasses, Jil Sander (Similar) / Ring, Julie Vos

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    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | February 25, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I LOVE that sweater/coat! I recently purchased a similar piece from the Loft and it has been on repeat more times than I care to admit. It’s so cozy and effortless. Pieces like that would definitely consume my capsule wardrobe!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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    Libbynan | February 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

    The capsule wardrobe concept has been around for years. Back in the late 80s or early 90s someone wrote a couple of books about putting together 5-10 piece capsules for travel. It was genius! Seems like she also suggested organizing your entire wardrobe into mix & match capsules, if I remember correctly.

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    Molly Kendrick | February 25, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Oh my gosh. I am obsessed with that lace top.

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    kelsey | February 25, 2015 at 11:54 am

    your boots are really gorgeous!

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    Kelsey (@alittlerosemary) | February 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I’ve been hearing a lot about this Capsule Wardrobe and while I’m really interested, I’m waiting a little bit and removing things as I go along. I figure I’ll do an official Capsule Wardrobe for spring 🙂

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    Clever Girl Reviews | February 25, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I love the idea of it but I never actually put the concept into practice.

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    Bri | February 25, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I’m actually posting my capsule wardrobe on my blog this week! I love the concept and it’s so easy as a busy mama!

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    Shireen | February 25, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Love the idea of a capsule wardrobe + love that jacket !!

    http://www.yellowpeachesblog.com

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    nuriel | February 25, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    so chic!

    http://nurielfashion.blogspot.co.il/

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    Bonnie | February 26, 2015 at 9:58 am

    I love my capsule wardrobe and have been blogging about my switch. As a lawyer, I wasn’t sure if it would work with my professional wardrobe but it works just fine! I think the biggest part was wrapping my head around the fact I work 70% of my week and my wardrobe should reflect that. I really didn’t need (or even wear!) 90% of my casual wardrobe. Bonnie @ http://www.cocktailsandquinoa.com

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    dplukomski | February 27, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I love it! I actually just did a blog post about this myself! http://www.austinstyled.com/leave-it-to-the-vest/ This vest is just the bee’s knees.

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    Shelby | March 28, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Amazing boots!

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    Emma Felin | March 28, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    That sweater looks so cozy. great look!

    xo,

    Emma
    http://www.sassystreet.com/

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    Selina | May 10, 2015 at 4:35 am

    Although I like the idea of it, in reality, I find wardrobe capsules boring. If you don’t enjoy your wardrobe, then it’s not a successful venture for me and a capsule just doesn’t do it for me. I don’t understand this mania for neutrals which is a main element of a capsule. A very big reason why it wouldn’t work for me, I need lots of bright colours and as I always find something to wear in my overstuffed wardrobe, I will happily ignore this idea

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