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Stephanie Drenka


Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Last spring, I planned my very first Capsule Wardrobe. It was an incredibly freeing experience, and I’ve sought to apply the minimalist principles in other aspects of my life. I ended up creating another capsule wardrobe for the fall… unintentionally. After living out of two suitcases for over a month because of our house renovations, it became clear that my wardrobe could survive with only the essentials. Simplicity in my fashion choices and belongings kept me sane throughout that tumultuous period.

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces. (Susie Faux)

Going into this next capsule, I’ve tried to pare down even further. My penchant for everything monochromatic is especially evident in this selection. To keep the basics from looking too…basic, you’ll notice a lot of classic items with a twist– ruffles, bell sleeves, tie-front details, etc. I’ll preface this capsule wardrobe by saying, while the object is to keep from spending money on trendy items that I will end up wearing only once or twice, that is not to say that the items I picked are all inexpensive. My ultimate goal was to find items that could be carried into other seasons and capsules; investing in quality over quantity. My typical price-point is $50 and under, but I did splurge this time around on items like this white shirtdress or the anorak jacket, because they were so versatile.

1. Tops

2. Dresses


3. Outerwear


4. Bottoms


5. Shoes

  • black pointed toe loafers
  • black slouchy suede boots
  • black sneakers
  • black strappy sandals
  • black riding boots
  • black oxfords
  • brown chelsea booties

  • 6. Other Accessories

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