A Budget Capsule Wardrobe will work.
Just make sure that each piece works hard for you and your lifestyle.
You might not want to work like this all the time but there might be times when it's necessary.
It's really just a learning curve - once you get your head round Capsules then you'll always be able to make your clothes work for you!
If you have just a few basics and add in a few carefully thought out link items and accessories...you suddenly have a
BUDGET CAPSULE WARDROBE.
I'm not suggesting that it would be fun to dress on a budget all the time but if you do it just for a while you will really begin to hone your skills in co-ordination.
Everyone's lifestyle is different - so what you will need for your day-to-day activities will also vary.
The most important thing is that every garment fits you well and flatters your figure so that you'll look good in everything you wear. However many times you wear them.
Choose the best you can with a limited budget and look around because there are always BARGAINS to be had! Choose basically plain garments that can be dressed up or down with accessories to change the look so that you can wear them for many different occasions.
If you can afford a little more for a higher quality then the garments will more than repay you with a classier look and will retain their good looks for longer. If you don't have to replace the initial purchases your budget can move you forward.
If you have to ... when funds are low or circumstances are against you - you can build a Capsule Wardrobe on a budget quite easily once you understand the fundamentals.
Sometimes we have to take a real long hard look at what we've got to wear. Perhaps...
Come on, times are hard - I don't need to explain it to you! And sorry to be facetious but this kind of challenge teaches us all just how far we can go with very few items!