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A Capsule Work Wardrobe!

This is the most basic way for a Capsule Work Wardrobe to function.

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.

It's a style challenge!

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.

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So if you're...

  • fresh on the job market
  • moving into a different sphere
  • back in the workplace after raising a family
  • getting the 'nothing to wear' feeling!

this is the way to go. Few of us can think about going out to buy a whole new wardrobe so first of all you need to see what you have to work with. 

Where to start...

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!

If you need new items make sure you get your money's worth - choose clothes that fit your Body Type in Colors that suit you. 

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Choose versatile garments: a tunic you can double up as a dress; use a blouse as a jacket; a cardigan as a jumper. 

Ensure that all the items are appropriate for the workplace and 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.

A Capsule Work Wardrobe - a month of effortless dressing!

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Need to supplement your basics?

If you need to add some wardrobe basics, I've found these at different price points. 

Need just a few pieces then you might want to splurge a little on better quality; need more then you'll need to be more budget conscious. Aim for quality and a good fit whatever your budget.    

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. 

And how to streeeeetch your 9 pieces...

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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.

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