This is the most basic way that a Capsule Work Wardrobe functions.
Take just 9 garments that fit you well, are versatile and in neutral shades.
Mixed and matched they'll happily take you to the office every week day for a whole month.
Once you've done the initial planning it takes away the morning stress of what to wear and gives completely effortless dressing.
This is just a simple exercise - few of us would want to exist like this for too long - but it's a useful concept whether you go out to work, are home based or even retired.
Instead of regarding this as a hardship, treat it as a style challenge and begin to develop ideas for when you're in the position to enlarge your collection.
This is the way to go. Few of us can think about going out to buy a whole new range of clothes so first of all you need to see what you have to work with.
Be your own Wardrobe Consultant, have a really good sort out and see what you can find in the way of neutral items to form the basis of a few outfits.
Then identify the minimum amount of items you'll need to put together something like this. Add in some inspiration, a few accessories and your Capsule Work Wardrobe is ready to go!
Choose versatile garments: a tunic as top or dress; use a blouse as a jacket; a cardigan as a jumper.
Ensure that all the items are appropriate for the workplace or your own lifestyle! Low-cut tops, over-short skirts or see-through fabrics will limit where you're able to wear them - overtly sexy clothes are only suitable for playtime!
Once you've got your items to mix and match, look at accessories to stretch this very limited choice of clothes into a multitude of outfits.
I've chosen very classic items but your choice depends on your own Style Personality and your workplace culture.
If you need to add to your wardrobe basics, I've found you some items at two different price points.
Need just a few pieces then you might want to follow the top line of products and splurge a little; more than a few then the bottom is budget conscious - but still with plenty of style.
And now you have a whole month, 20 busy mornings, of effortless dressing.
When your first or next payday comes around, even if you can only afford to buy a couple of very basic t-shirts you'll be able to add far more outfits into the mix.
All of these outfits are already completely different but just look at how the addition of a few accessories brings them to life. Assemble all the accessories you've collected over the years and you'll be amazed at how you can put them to use. A scarf here, a belt there, every little change creates a new look.