- You do NOT NEED to get these specific pieces or even pieces like these.
- Along with each piece I wrote the generalized description, like “patterned blouse” instead of “floral blouse,” because if you don’t even like florals, why should you have a floral blouse?
- Adapt it according to your preferences. Use this list as it helps you. This is a base starting place. Switch out items, add more if you want, use less if you want, ignore it altogether. Let the list serve you instead of you serving the list.
Who It’s For
This particular wardrobe is meant for a casual to dressy casual lifestyle. Be it for mom duties, or college students, or if you just have a casual job, it’s built to serve a casual lifestyle who likes to dress up a little once in a while.
It’s evolved a little since it first came out, and now you can create multiple capsules per season. That means you can have your big list like this one, but you can then use it to create a mini capsule like a packing list for an upcoming trip. You can get a peek inside my experience with Cladwell’s capsule app HERE.
With the exception of some of the shoes and jeans, all pieces should be under $50
Shop for the Items
Items below are exact or similar to what’s shown above. If the exact item is not linked that means it is no longer available. Items with an asterisk* are either exact or versions I personally own.
For accessories, I’d go with My Go-To’s That Pack a Punch!
Again, this is just a sample. You can use this as a starting point for the proportion of solid shirts versus patterned, colored versus neutral, and how those numbers affect the kinds of bottoms you need. The idea is for you to use this as a base that you can expand upon. However, the more I look at this list the more it’s clear that this list alone would totally suffice if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want to think about clothes for the rest of the season. There are SO many outfit options even with just these pieces.
- I chose a grey jersey knit blazer because these things feel like sweatshirts but look way more put together. See one in action and read more about them HERE. Great for a casual to dressy casual wardrobe. I also included a normal woven blazer to dress things up a little when you want to.
- Another really cute option for a casual dress that can be dressed up is one from Old Navy (HERE) in navy or white. I’m normally S/M and I got Medium.
- If you’re looking for a more interesting and on-trend shoe option, a blush lace up flat like THIS ONE would work really well.
- If you want to make it more casual, swap out a blouse or two for a cotton tee, add another pair of sneakers, and swap out the magenta skirt for a cotton skirt.
For more posts like this, see One Piece Many Ways.