Maximize your personal style potential with this minimalistic capsule wardrobe that will take the stress out of getting dressed for work. Make more outfits than you need for your work wardrobe each week with only 6 key pieces.
What to Wear to Work
Click through to see 9 different outfit combinations you can make using only 6 key pieces. Save them to Pinterest or your camera roll and use them as recipe cards for your own work wardrobe capsule.
More Minimalistic Work Capsules
Designer Brand Investment Pieces
Nordstrom Capsule under $500
Splurge or Save at Nordstrom. The outfit combinations are the same.
Executive Team Shopping List
1 | Oversized Blazer
A blazer is the best layering piece for a work wardrobe. This summer blazer styles are more relaxed and less structured, making them cool and comfy. All of these blazers have matching short or wide-leg pants sold separately.
2| Shorts or Wide Leg Pants
Shorts are stylish and cool. If you feel too exposed in shorts try a culotte or wide-leg pants instead.
Bonus Stylist tip– An open-textured stocking, like a small-scale fishnet, does a great job of camouflaging any skin imperfections.
These suits have two bottom options. If you wear tights, you can use both bottoms all year long.
3| Stretch Pants
These are great quality options with elastic waists. If you have short legs and prefer a cropped style that stops above the ankle try these from Saks. If you’re long through your legs and body this style comes with a long 13″ rise and 32″ inseam. I got the look for less at Target for under $30.
4| Knit Tank
A thin knit tank like this can do double duty as a vest over a thin blouse but looks great as a simple top too.
5| Split-Neck Blouse
Save on dry cleaning with any of these beautiful washable blouses. The split-neck and lightweight fabric in all of these are perfect for summer.
You can add a classic shirtdress to dress outfits that will make you want to give up pants I shared here. Not only can this dress do double duty as a tunic over pants, but unbuttoned it becomes a triple threat as a jacket.
Bonus stylist tip– Straight silhouettes are more convincing as a tunic or jacket than A-line.
Simple Swap Outs
Swap Stretch Pants for Dressy Flare Jeans
These colors are the dressiest but get the complete list of links to the best flare jean styles this summer here.
Swapping or adding another knit tank to your capsule in a color that matches your bottoms to make a monochromatic match, or twins with your top is just shopping smart. All of these knit tank tops come in more than one complementary color.
Double Duty Accessories
These are great designer brand investments. Because you can wear them at least two ways, it’s like getting two for one.
There is no better work bag for your buck than this. It even comes with a free zipper pouch.
Size down so you can wear it around the waist of your shirt dress or over your blazer too.