Step two of How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe. Building a capsule wardrobe allows you to easily reach in your closet and choose what to wear. Everything goes with everything else and you've chosen only items that you look good in!
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Capsule Wardrobe Step Two - Choose Your Neutrals
I will talk more about this in a later post, but not buying enough neutrals was one of the main reasons that I had a closet full of clothes, but felt like I had nothing to wear. It’s neutrals that provide the backbone of your wardrobe. Common neutrals are black, white, gray, navy, brown and beige. Other colors can be considered neutral like denim and chambray.
When I started thinking about a capsule wardrobe, I knew that I wanted to focus mainly on neutrals. I liked the simplicity and ease that they brought. My neutrals are black, white, gray, ivory. I don't count denim and chambray. I know it seems like I've kind of chosen all the neutrals there are, but they all work together beautifully.
If you missed step one - find it here: Capsule Wardrobe Step One.
How to Choose Your Neutrals
In choosing your neutrals, look at your closet. You will probably find that you have naturally leaned towards certain neutrals. I always favored black and white, so they were a natural fit for me. Whatever you decide on, pick 3-4 neutral colors. Decide what you want for bottoms – skirts, capris, shorts, and pants. Maybe two skirts, two capris, four shorts and two pants – it’s up to you. Maybe you never wear shorts, only capris. Make it your own.
Then choose 5 or 6 tops in your neutral colors and 1 or 2 dresses. Just this simple step of choosing neutrals as the base of your wardrobe is huge. It makes all the difference in the world. I bet you are already seeing your capsule wardrobe come together!
Let’s talk about what I’m wearing in today’s post. So simple and so easy to put together. I found both the Velvet Heart Top and the White Premise Skinnies from Steinmart. I paired them with some classic Adidas that I found at Marshall’s.
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