The Capsule Wardrobe for Work

By Belinda Claxton (March 8, 2016)

Speed Up Mornings:

A capsule wardrobe can ensure plenty to wear from fewer items and speed up the morning getting ready to go to work process. It is a great way to save time in terms of selecting what to wear and shopping which is a necessity being a busy professional with lack of time for deciding what to wear each morning and needing to look and feel confident in your appearance each day.

What is a Working Capsule:

A capsule wardrobe is packed full of work wear basics for you to mix and match. Capsule wardrobes are not instantly achievable unless you have a reasonable budget. So to make the most of what you already have, consider your current work wardrobe and if you already have items that suit you and you like, start by building on those. Starting with one neutral and one colour does mean that for a while you may be in the same colours often but with thought about combination of different office wear items and accessories it is possible to make it look like you have more items than you do.

How to design your Working Capsule:

Look for a range of work wear styles in both the neutral (Black/ Charcoal) and a exciting tone that you suits you– Plain, check, Stripe and patterned. Start with basics such as shirts, smart tops, work skirts, business trousers, and signature pieces such as suit jackets if these are appropriate for your role. Think about the items you need to buy having looked at your existing business wardrobe so your buying is planned.

Benefits of a Working Business Capsule Wardrobe:

  • It will be easier and simpler to choose an outfit for work each morning. Your business wardrobe might be smaller but there will be many item combinations for different work outfits (and non work too!)
  • You’ll save time shopping as you’ll be more focused.
  • You’ll save money as you’ll only buy appropriate styles.