This post contains the ultimate capsule wardrobe men need to build a versatile style. This capsule will help men create a casual wardrobe they love and stress less about what they will wear everyday, and more about everything else they have going on!
THE ULTIMATE CAPSULE WARDROBE MEN NEED
Our everyday Capsule Wardrobe Guide takes you from beginning to end of your capsule wardrobe process. The guide is an all inclusive resource to prep your closet for a capsule and create a mens capsule wardrobe.
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WHAT IS A CAPSULE WARDROBE?
A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of wardrobe staple pieces, paired with a few seasonal pieces, that are interchangeable to create several outfits. With a capsule wardrobe like this from Penny Pincher Fashion, you can have pre-planned outfit inspiration for the season.
With a good foundation of wardrobe staples, you should not need to purchase all pieces in the capsule, as most items are wardrobe staples that may be similar to items already in your closet!
Be sure to check out this post on my blog where I cover wardrobe staples. This will set the foundation for your seasonal capsule wardrobe!
WHAT ITEMS DO YOU NEED FOR A MENS CAPSULE WARDROBE?
KNOW YOUR LIFESTYLE
The items you’ll need depend on your typical daily routine and lifestyle. This guide is primarily for casual style. The casual capsule wardrobe in this post can be dressed up for a night out or dressed down for a day at home. The oxford shirt for example, easily elevates any outfit but also pairs well with sneakers and jeans.
THE PIECES OF THE CAPSULE WARDROBE 2023
In terms of numbers for a casual capsule wardrobe, I include 9 tops that can be rotated easily. There is also 1 layering jacket.
A great pair of chino pants and blue jeans go a long way and they’re something men never tire of. In total, this capsule has 7 bottoms.
Most casual capsule wardrobe collections have a few basic shoes. This capsule has three. Sneakers, dress sneakers and a pair of dress shoes.
KEYS TO A GREAT CAPSULE
There are three characteristics that are paramount to a fantastic capsule wardrobe. Color, quality, and cohesiveness.
One of the most important aspects of a capsule wardrobe is the color palette.
For this capsule, I use a neutral color palette with pops of olive green.
In terms of quality, when you focus on buying just one quality piece, it will reduce the rate at which it will need replaced. Therefore, you will be able to reincorporate a piece, year after year, into your capsule wardrobe without having to replace as often.
Finally, capsule items should all mix and match well into several outfits. At minimum, each item included in a capsule should be incorporated into at least 5-6 outfits within the capsule.
POPULAR PIECES OF A CAPSULE WARDROBE MEN WANT
To help you narrow down the many categories of casual wear, here is a list of the most popular items across the board.
- Basic T-Shirt
- Button Down
- White Sneakers
These pieces are worn the most in day to day attire, fit into most casual lifestyles, and are essential for effortless outfits. Start with a few of these basics and from there you can determine what you like and don’t like for your personal style.
THE MEN’S CAPSULE COLLECTION
- Black V-Neck Tee
- Gray V-Neck Tee
- White Pocket Crew Tee
- Graphic Tee
- Short Sleeve Button Down
- Long Sleeve Henley
- Blue Long Sleeve Button Down
- Flannel Button Down
- Casual Jacket
- Chino Shorts
- Sweat Shorts
- Medium Jeans
- Dark Jeans
- Olive Green Chino Pants
- Tan Chino Pants
- White Sneakers
- Gray Sneakers
- Dress Shoes
CASUAL CAPSULE OUTFITS
One of the greatest benefits of a casual mens capsule wardrobe are the numerous outfit possibilities. With a coordinated clothing collection, such as this, everything can be mixed and matched together! You never have to worry about pairing and matching and looking good. A capsule wardrobe is effortless and takes the guess work out of planning outfits!
Here are different outfits using the 20 piece capsule wardrobe shown above. Keep in mind, there are numerous other outfit possibilities from this collection!
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