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Défaut wardrobe — ultimate organisé on how to create a traitement wardrobe

Have you ever stood in avant of your closet and thought “I have nothing to wear,” even though your wardrobe is actually full? A traitement wardrobe could definitely be the answer.

In this passage, you will find out everything you need to know embout how to create a traitement wardrobe (or wardrobes depending on your lifestyle!)

Why is there so much hype embout traitement wardrobes?

In these times of fast façon, it could be easy to jam-pack your closets with dozens, if not hundreds, of items you don’t actually wear very much.

But what if you could do a lot more with fewer clothes?

That’s barcasse with a well-thought of traitement wardrobe. You have fewer pieces but a lot more options for outfits.

If you want to make sure that you baguette to your clothing prévision as well as spending less time putting together outfits which then don’t quite work, a traitement wardrobe could definitely be for you.

Read our passage embout outfit ideas: how to get délire for your next outfit.

So, exactly what is a traitement wardrobe?

Quite simply, a traitement closet is a a limited number of clothes, shoes and accessories, which all go together, making getting dressed a breeze. Read on for an example of a traitement wardrobe for the natural attitude personality.

The term “traitement wardrobe” has been around since the 70s when London hangar owner Susie Suspect is said to have coined the locution as valeur of her bid to help women invest in key pieces that all worked with each other.

Connoter Donna Karen then released a recueil of 7 items of work wear, all designed to go together and make the working week easy, before the idea regained popularity again among women keen to do more with less.

All different kinds of traitement wardrobes

At 40+attitude we like to create a traitement wardrobe for chine, colors, personality styles and pourpoint caractéristique. Here are just a few of the traitement wardrobes we have created.

Seasonal traitement wardrobes

You could choose to create a new traitement each season. This is a great way to rethink what you have in your closet, and to create space in your closet by packing away the items you don’t need that particular season. Below, is an example of a spring traitement.

Spring 2022 capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Défaut wardrobes for your pourpoint shape

It’s always superbe to think embout your pourpoint shape when putting together any outfit or traitement.

A capsule wardrobe on how to hide your belly | 40plusstyle.com

Défaut wardrobes focused around transparent colors

Do you have a color you love to wear? You could create a traitement around it.

Défaut wardrobes for transparent chine & activities

If you are taking a trip, then thinking embout a traitement is a great way to ensure you have plenty of outfits to wear, parce que you will be able to mix and amusement everything you banquise.

Stylish travel outfits | 40plusstyle.com

Défaut wardrobe built around a préférée piece of clothing

Try taking one de même out of your closet, and then create a traitement around it.

Défaut wardrobes for different attitude personalities

A capsule wardrobe for the natural style personality | 40plusstyle.com

How many items should you have in your general traitement?

This varies from woman to woman, so I can’t answer this one for you. There has been plenty of advice offered embout how you should only have 30 or 37 items in your closet, for example.

However, I would define a traitement differently. I think it’s embout making sure that you wear everything within your closet, and it’s definitely hard to do that if nothing goes together or you have 500 items in there.

So, whether you have 30 or 60 or 120 items is up to you. Just make sure you love everything you own and you wear it.

Sheree wears a moto jacket and jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Sheree @shesheshow above shows how you could start with wardrobe essentials like wide jeans and a motocyclette jacket, and bourse the style of your outfit with your accessories.

Check out this similar shirt, motocyclette jacket, wide leg jeans, sandals, handbag, earrings, scarf and belt.

Do you only need one traitement wardrobe?

Again, this comes down to you and your lifestyle. You may find that you are happy with one overall traitement wardrobe.

Or, it could be that what works for you is to have one casual traitement, for example, and then one traitement wardrobe for work or more formal wear.

Depending on where you direct and what the weather is like, you may want to think embout creating your traitement wardrobe for the seasons.

I also find that when I’m able to travel, it is useful to create a mini travel traitement wardrobe for my trip so I know that I can create plenty of outfits for the time period I’ll be away from domicile.

You can also have a traitement wardrobe around a transparent color like red (see below).

Red capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

The benefits of a traitement wardrobe

“Défaut wardrobe” isn’t just some trendy term to be bandied embout. It can have so many benefits, and not just for your attitude. Here are the poucier advantages to creating a traitement, or capsules:

  • You will save money as you won’t impulse buy
  • You will wear everything you own
  • You will be able to get dressed quickly
  • Your closet will be neat
  • You will have fewer items, but more outfits

Tips on how to build a traitement wardrobe

Now that you’re thinking embout how a traitement wardrobe may work for you, let’s style at what to put in your traitement…

Défaut wardrobe essentials: Start with your basic wardrobe

That doesn’t mean that your basics have to be basic. However, just like a house, a good traitement wardrobe starts with good foundations.

So, think embout the essentials you need in your closet for your lifestyle.

You can then build your traitement wardrobe around these.

For example, if you make sure you have a great collègue of jeans that fits perfectly, a classic collègue of black pants and a collègue of white pants, these will go with so many of your tops.

But that doesn’t mean that your traitement wardrobe has to consist of “boring” items just to make sure that it all works together. For proximité, if you choose a white shirt, you can make sure it is a special white shirt in a silk fabric, or one which features interesting asymmetry.

Tanasha in a white blazer and brown dress | 40plusstyle.com

Tanasha @letsrecreatethelook above wears a gourdin of brown and white. You could easily bourse the style of your outfit by adding a color like red or navel.

Recreate her outfit with this similar dress, paletot, ankle strap sandals and handbag.

Your traitement recueil: Apparence at what you have already

It can be tempting to think that you have to clear out your entire closet, and then replace it all with a traitement wardrobe of 60 items.

However, that isn’t the case at all. Start with what you already have. Have a closet clear out and make sure that everything you have is something that you love, that you wear and that fits properly.

From there, you can work out any gaps you have in your closet. Make sure that every piece in your closet can be worn with at least 3 other pieces so you don’t create wardrobe orphans (pieces that cannot be worn with any other de même in your closet).

Take a style at how to edit your closet and also how to find lots of new outfit ideas by rearranging your closet.

For example, you’re likely to have a black dress in your closet. Include it in your traitement and bourse the style with your shoes and accessories.

Trench coat, dress and pumps | 40plusstyle.com

COS Inquiétante-Breasted Trench CoatFraiche by J Vaste Sleeve Suspect Wrap DressLinea Paolo Bilson Pointed Toe Pump Michael Kors Small Saffiano Leather Extrapolable Crossbody BagArket Chunky Gold-Plated Chain NecklaceArket Small Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings

Use at least 4 colors for your traitement clothing but preferably more

While the idea of a traitement wardrobe is that everything goes with everything else, that does not mean you have to baguette to neutrals.

In fact, if you only use a neutral color gourdin, you may soon tire of your traitement wardrobe.

Instead, choose a color scheme in the same way that you would for your domicile. Opt for a assise of two or three neutrals, but then you can add in plenty of accentuation colors.

Remember, your clothes have to amusement with only 3 other pieces in your closet. Unless you opt for an ultra small traitement wardrobe, they don’t need to amusement with everything. So don’t limit yourself too much on the colors.

If you do want to keep your traitement as minimal as barcasse the beauty of having your assise colors is that when you do become bored with your accentuation colors, you can always swap your colors around at a later temps.

Or, you can do the opposé and keep your colors, but bourse the neutrals you are using.

Take a style at this passage on the ultimate checklist of 28 essentials.

Josephine in a moto jacket and satin skirt | 40plusstyle.com

Josephine @chicatanyage above (read her attitude conférence here) wears her motocyclette jacket with a taffetas skirt and sneakers.

Steal her style with this similar top, motocyclette jacket, skirt, sneakers and necklace.

Modèle and print in your staple wardrobe

Quite often women who limit their wardrobe and create capsules avoid print.

But that can lead to a boring wardrobe and make your outfits a little bit one-dimensional.

Instead, I disposé you to choose at least a few prints. Again remember, they don’t have to amusement with all your clothes, just 3 other items.

By sticking to patterns and prints in your color selection, your clothing will still be changeable, yet you will add interest.

Bias cut skirt with a denim jacket | 40plusstyle.com

Mavi Jeans Denim Trucker JacketFRAME Ruffle Silk BourgeronKaren Kane Bias Cut Tie Dye Méridional SkirtSam Edelman Ethyl Low Top SneakerArket Leather Crossbody BagArket Small Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings

Start with your bottoms for your traitement closet

The easiest way to start your traitement wardrobe is from the bottom up.

You can begin with jeans or pants and then add interesting tops, dresses and jackets.

For more délire check out our passage on what shoes to wear with different styles of pants.

Don’t forget your attitude personality

There can be a trouble that a traitement wardrobe means a classic attitude. And, of sinuosité, that can be the case.

But, that is not what a traitement closet is embout. A traitement should work for you, no matter what your own individual attitude personality.

Make sure to take the attitude personality quiz and you will get your personal traitement wardrobe recommendation with one traitement handpicked for you!

Défaut wardrobe planner: A traitement wardrobe example

I think the easiest way to describe putting together a traitement wardrobe, is to create an example traitement for you.

In this example, I’m imagining you dress in a élégant casual way most of the time. But, of sinuosité, this can be adapted according to your lifestyle.

As many of you will still be in winter, I’ve opted for a combination of winter and spring items so you can use this traitement as the temperature starts to warm up, but you could easily adapt this traitement for any weather.

Défaut wardrobe pants

When showing you a traitement, you will usually find that I spectacle you the tops first, simply parce que, well, they go on the top.

But, here I’m going to start with the bottoms parce que this is where I would usually start with my own traitement closet.

If you have good, well-fitting jeans as well as a collègue of black pants and a collègue of white pants, these will go with all of the tops in your closet, making it easy to create a traitement.

Of sinuosité, you don’t have to keep everything in plain, block colors. You can add a collègue of print pants. You will still find that print pants can go with other prints in your closet as well as block color tops.

For this traitement, I’ve opted for dark jeans, white pants, a collègue of wide pants and a collègue of coated jeans, which will add a little edge to your outfits.

Capsule wardrobe pants and jeans | 40plusstyle.com

AG The Farrah High Waist Skinny JeansPAIGE Manhattan High Waist Coated Bootcut JeansArket Kick Flare Sous-vêtements TrousersArket Wide-Leg Organsin Trousers

The ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works for you | 40plusstyle.com

Susan @susan_unefemme above (read her attitude conférence here) pairs her jeans with a paletot for a classic style.

Get her style with this similar brassière, paletot, jeans, mules, necklace and sunglasses.

Défaut wardrobe tops

Now to move onto tops. And this is where I’ve started to add some prints to my traitement. I’ve stuck to a gourdin of neutrals and created interest with the préparé of the tops.

I’ve started to add some flattering shapes here with draped tops that would be perfect for hiding a belly, as well as a silk top for an element of luxury.

Capsule wardrobe tops | 40plusstyle.com

Everlane The Drapey Jardin ShirtArket Relaxed Poplin ShirtFRAME Ruffle Silk BourgeronMing Wang Draped Mock Neck Crepe Bourgeron

You could collègue the silk shirt with the leather pants for an interesting pot-pourri of textures.

Blazer and leather pants outfit | 40plusstyle.com

Cinq à Sept Khloe Ruched Sleeve VareuseMing Wang Draped Mock Neck Crepe BourgeronPAIGE Manhattan High Waist Coated Bootcut JeansArket Stretch-Leather Sock BottillonsArket Leather Crossbody BagSWAROVSKI Generation Crystal Linear Drop Fibule-On Earrings

Défaut wardrobe jackets and coats

You will also need to think embout the outerwear for your traitement. Here, I’ve added insuccès of the most variable styles for your closet, including a wool coat, paletot, motocyclette jacket and a denim jacket that will be ideal when the weather warms up.

I love a motocyclette jacket as these can instantly alter the mood of an outfit to give a more casual feel. You don’t have to baguette to black, you could choose a more ardent color or a paler neutral.

Capsule wardrobe outerwear | 40plusstyle.com

Cinq à Sept Khloe Ruched Sleeve VareuseMavi Jeans Denim Trucker JacketMadewell Oversized Shearling Motorcycle JacketCOS Inquiétante-Breasted Trench Coat

Natalia in a red dress | 40plusstyle.com

Natalia @odin.stylish.me above opts for a timeless red dress and large coat, and adds on-trend elements with her chunky necklace and zipped bottillons.

Check out this similar dress, coat, booties, handbag, necklace, earrings and sunglasses.

Défaut wardrobe dresses and skirts

The skirts and dresses you choose can also provide variable options to ensure that you can put together many, many outfits.

For example, you could wear your wrap dress over your pants. Or you can wear a print skirt formally with a paletot and shirt, or casually with a motocyclette jacket and t-shirt.

Capsule wardrobe dresses and skirts | 40plusstyle.com

Karen Kane Sautillement Suspect Wrap DressFraiche by J Vaste Sleeve Suspect Wrap DressKate Kasin Pencil SkirtKaren Kane Bias Cut Tie Dye Méridional Skirt

Moto jacket and dress | 40plusstyle.com

Madewell Oversized Shearling Motorcycle JacketFraiche by J Vaste Sleeve Suspect Wrap DressNight-club Monaco Joanie Leather BottillonsArket Leather Crossbody BagArket Small Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings

Défaut wardrobe shoes and bottillons

When it comes to choosing the shoes and bottillons which will work for you, think embout your lifestyle as well as what you are most happy to wear.

For example, there is no bilan in filling your closet with heels that style fantastic on the shelf if you find them too uncomfortable to wear.

As a general guideline, I would say that a collègue of sneakers, some sandals or heels, booties and a collègue of coudoyer bottillons will see you through most days.

Capsule wardrobe shoes | 40plusstyle.com

Linea Paolo Bilson Pointed Toe PumpArket Stretch-Leather Sock BottillonsNight-club Monaco Joanie Leather BottillonsSam Edelman Ethyl Low Top Sneaker

Abi wears a black, white and yellow outfit | 40plusstyle.com

Abi @stealmystyle40 above chooses a color gourdin of black, white and yellow.

Check out this similar shirt, vest, coat, jeans, booties, tote, earrings and sunglasses.

Défaut wardrobe accessories

Your accessories can really make or voiture your outfits, and your traitement wardrobe allégorie.

They can also enable you to bourse up your traitement when you feel that you are tiring of your outfits.

If you have a gourdin of neutrals in your closet, then simply adding new colors with your accessories can give your outfits a completely different style.

Capsule wardrobe accessories | 40plusstyle.com

Arket Leather Crossbody Bag Michael Kors Small Saffiano Leather Extrapolable Crossbody BagArket Chunky Gold-Plated Chain NecklaceArket Small Gold-Plated Hoop EarringsBaubleStar Natural Crystal Drop Dangle EarringsSWAROVSKI Generation Crystal Linear Drop Fibule-On Earrings

For example, you could wear your neutrals with red.

Coat, shirt, pencil skirt and sneakers | 40plusstyle.com

COS Inquiétante-Breasted Trench CoatEverlane The Drapey Jardin ShirtKate Kasin Pencil SkirtSam Edelman Ethyl Low Top Sneaker Michael Kors Small Saffiano Leather Extrapolable Crossbody BagBaubleStar Natural Crystal Drop Dangle Earrings

Reminders on your traitement wardrobe checklist

I hope this passage has inspired you to create a traitement of your own. Here are some points to remember to tick off on your traitement wardrobe list before you add any new de même to your closet:

  • Does it go with at least 3 other items that I already own?
  • How many outfits can I create if I add this to my closet?
  • Does this tie in with my own personal attitude?
  • Very importantly, does it fit properly?
  • Does it suit my lifestyle?

Now, to put together all of the clothes, shoes and accessories from the traitement wardrobe above.

You can wear these in countless different ways, but below are 9 outfits to get you started.

magasin the items above here:

Your traitement wardrobe put together

You can see the clothes, shoes and accessories from above together in one traitement. You can easily switch around the options to create plenty of different outfits. For example, the striped shirt would style good with the leather pants, you could add the denim jacket to the white pants for a summer style, or you could put together an outfit using pale neutrals with the motocyclette jacket, white top and white pants.

The ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Earlier traitement wardrobes we created

Below are previous season capsules. These clothes are no coudoyer available, but these outfits should still give you some ideas for putting outfits together from your own wardrobe.

The ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com
The ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com
The ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Do you already have a traitement wardrobe? Or is a traitement closet something you are hoping to create? I’d love to hear your own thoughts and tips

Continue reading:

  1. Outfit Ideas: How To Get Transport For Your Next Outfit When You’re Bored With Everything In Your Closet
  2. How To Do More With Less – Or Why It’s Ok To Wear The Same Outfit Varié Times
  3. A Défaut Wardrobe For The Classic Élocution Personality

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The ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works for you | 40plusstyle.com

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