Simple Capsule Outfit Planning

14 Day Summer Capsule Wardrobe - great for trips

Throughout the life of this project I will continue to show you variations on planning outfits from your capsule wardrobe. Today I'll show you one way to generate outfits that will capture every mix available to you. 

Style around the tops

It's important to maximize the number of outfits you can style from your capsule wardrobe. One of the main challenges is visualizing them well. Here, I used Polyvore to create sets, but with my own clothes I use the Stylebook app. You'll see that each top is styled with one bottom, a pair of shoes, and a bag. Once you've put together all of your tops with the same bottom, shoes, and bag, keep everything the same but the bottom. Then repeat with the next bottom in your capsule. 

4 shorts outfits. Same bag and shoes.

4 shorts outfits. Same bag and shoes.

4 skirt outfits, everything else the same.

4 skirt outfits, everything else the same.

All the tops with jeans.

All the tops with jeans.

Then, go back to your first set and switch out the bag. Keep working through each bag with all of your initial sets. Eventually you will move on to shoes! 

Silver clutch and shorts.

Silver clutch and shorts.

This process may take a while, but you'll see just how many outfits 4 tops, 3 bottoms, 4 shoes, 3 bags, and one cardigan can make! It's astounding.