Minimal Capsule Wardrobe

The capsule wardrobe is one of the most popular methods to keep your wardrobe and clothes organized, tidy, and in limited amounts of clothes. But at the same time, you can do several different outfits from it, in mixing various pieces of clothes.

Cédric Moore
Cédric Moore

The trick behind this concept is pretty simple: You simply have 2 colors to use. Like black or white, combined with an added color for the accent. Like blue, or beige. That can be your favorite color you use frequently already.

The amount of clothes is flexible. You decide how many you need. But keep in mind not to have too many pieces. We still want to be minimal, right?
You will need more tops and shirts than trousers, experience shows. If you are selecting your clothes well, only two pairs of shoes are enough. Use accessories to pimp up your outfits, like a ring, bracelets, or a watch.

A capsule wardrobe can be switched in all seasons, but always use the same amount of clothes. You will save a massive amount of time because you will not have any of these what-to-wear decisions every morning.

5 Steps to achieve a capsule wardrobe that suits your needs

Start now creating your very own capsule wardrobe. Follow the steps below:

Set Goals

How many pieces of clothes do you want to have in your wardrobe? This can be 8-12 pieces. Also more, but not recommended.

Declutter when starting

This switch to a capsule wardrobe is also a chance to go through all your clothes and decide whether to keep something or throw it away. Or to donate it.

Analyze and create a concept

Think about which colors you want to wear and what style you like. Choose a basic color like white or black. Then define your accent color and start combining your outfits. A simple rule to follow to have as few clothes as possible:

Create the most amount of outfits with the least amount of clothes.

Change your shopping mindset

Only buy something new, if you need it. Like when a piece is very used or broken. Don't follow any trends. The more you are keeping your wardrobe away from trends, the more you will be successful with your capsule wardrobe. Trends always change, but your wardrobe should stay sustainable and more or less the same.


Cédric Moore

Designer & Minimalist. Occasionally designing & animating pixels, capturing moments & writing something.

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