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Minimalistic Capsule Work Wardrobe | Exactly What to Wear to Every Day of the Week.

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

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.

6| Shirtdress

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.

Monochromatic Match

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.

Reversible Tote

There is no better work bag for your buck than this. It even comes with a free zipper pouch.

Reversible Belts

Size down so you can wear it around the waist of your shirt dress or over your blazer too.

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NSale ’22 Season Premiere Scene 1- Mom Capsule Wardrobes

Shop for ALL the new fashionable closet essentials you need to make these stylish mom capsule wardrobes on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
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Are You a Material Girl? | 3 Ways to Wear Colorful Prints this Summer.

Feel good every day in colorful printed outfits. Fill your closet with fun florals and colorful tropical prints you can wear all summer.

No Shift | A Tee Shirt Dress is the Best This Summer.

The summer dress that is the best for everyone has always been a classic women's tee shirt dress. No shift.

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