What is a capsule wardrobe & how does it work?

14 piece Spring 2015 business capsule wardrobe
What is a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of individual garments that can be combined in different ways to make a variety of outfits.

The term capsule wardrobe is unanimously attributed to Susie Faux, who brought in the concept in the 1970’s whilst running her boutique, Wardrobe in London’s busy West End.

A capsule wardrobe consists of:
i) the core wardrobe: a few essential pieces, usually in neutral colours that form the base of your capsule wardrobe.

Business capsule wardrobe, core essentials


ii) the additional pieces: usually in a seasonal colour or two which bring the essential pieces to life.

 seasonal additions to a business capsule


The concept

In three words: Less is more.
If you are a fan of the ‘less is more’ concept, you’ll love a capsule wardrobe.

How big should it be?

It can be any size and is defined by your dressing needs, lifestyle and budget.

Some people prefer having a compact capsule wardrobe and others like to have a very large one.
Some clients have a Business one for workdays and a Smart casual one for the evenings/weekends.
And perhaps a Mini capsule wardrobe for special occasions and short trips away.

What does a 7-day wardrobe look like?

You’ve seen the Core wardrobe and the Additional pieces above.
To see the outfits of the complete capsule wardrobe, scroll down.
There are outfits for at least 7 days!

What does Capsule Wardrobe Collection offer?

CWC specialises in curating capsule wardrobes for working and influential women.
We create personalised capsule wardrobes for our clients.
An itemised Lookbook  details each piece and shows clients how to wear them.

It’s one thing understanding the concept of a capsule wardrobe.
It’s quite another to be able to create one without the training and experience in retail manufacturing,
styling and communications.

Just as every single person is unique and different, so are our Lookbooks.
One colour or one size does not fit all. No two Lookbooks are ever the same.

If you want to visually present yourself in the best possible light, investing in a capsule wardrobe will
probably be one of the most positive and worthwhile investments you make.
You’ll find you want a capsule wardrobe to show yourself in a new light.

What is the process to ordering one?

You can contact me by email to have a chat about the service you are interested in.
It’s possible to meet clients if they live in central London.
After payment, we send you our Lifestyle questionnaire and request 2 photos from you –
a mobile is usually fine if the photo is taken in good light.

After a few days, we send you your exclusive Lookbook in which we show you all the garments,
in the correct colours and size for you, and how you can buy them.  With our handy Direct links page,
you can simply buy online. It’s that easy.

What are the benefits? 

There are numerous benefits. The key ones are:

Versatility: You’ll have something different to wear every day.
Maximum wear: You’ll wear 80% of your wardrobe
Complimentary: Your clothes will complement your colouring, physique, lifestyle and your personality.
Save Time: From dressing in the morning to no more wasted shopping trips, enjoy your won-back time.
Look amazing every day:  You’ll feel buoyed up. Your stylist will ensure you are up-to-date and on-trend.
Save money: You’ll find you don’t want to buy any more that only stays in the back of your wardrobe.

If you would like to have a chat to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch

The outfits for at least 7 days are shown below

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 Day 3

 Day 4

 Day 5

Day 6

 Day 7


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