Building a Capsule Wardrobe

Nordstrom Anniversary sale is great for building a capsule wardrobe since most sale items are ever-green, classic pieces you can wear on repeat.

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What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of essential items of clothing that do not go out of fashion. These are staple pieces in your closet you can mix and match interchangeably to maximize outfits.

These “staples” should be pieces that coordinate together, solid in color and work with virtually everything else you have or a trendy piece you want to add to your closet.

Building a Capsule Wardrobe can seem overwhelming, but it’s actually very easy if you pair your essentials down to the following:

What Should Be In a Capsule Wardrobe?

  • Blue jeans
  • Black jeans
  • Motto jacket
  • Plain tee in grey, white and black
  • White button down shirt
  • Chambray shirt
  • Little black dress
  • Brown booties
  • Black booties
  • Denim Jacket
  • Rain Jacket
  • Cardigan
  • White plain sneakers
  • Tote bag
  • Crossbody bag
  • Nude heels

How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe

(with items from the Nordstrom Sale)


A good utility jacket, a moto leather or faux leather jacket and a good trench coat are great capsule options to top off most outfits. The best part, is that Nordstrom always has these jackets on major sale. I scored this moto jacket last year and it’s one of my favorites to throw over a tee and jeans or a dress.


For the last year or two I’ve been buying up Topshop and Articles of Society Jeans from Nordstrom. They’re always on sale, they’re comfortable.


I found my favorite pair of basic pumps on sale. have them in black, red and white and now they’re also available in nude. There is something super sleek and sexy about a classic pump.

I rounded out my shoe choices with a few booties on sale, if you need a new pair. And a few classic tennis shoe options.


A few very cute work tops or date night options as well as everyday essentials are great pieces to add to your capsule wardrobe. A few tee shirts and a few blouses that work for day to night are really all you need.

For building a capsule wardrobe it’s best to buy neutral tones, and not prints. This way you can wear the same clothes multiple times without personally getting tired of it.


It might be hard to think ahead right now, but  there are some great sales on sweaters as well. Linked my favorites below!


Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share these great finds on major sale, like the Tory Burch crossbody. It’s the perfect everyday small bag that can take you from day to night.

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