Maximize your personal style potential with this minimalistic capsule wardrobe that will take the stress out of getting dressed for work. Make more summer outfits than you need for your work wardrobe each week with only 6 key pieces. If you’re looking for fall and winter work outfits continue to this 2023 post with my minimalistic business casual capsule.
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 2022 Work Capsules
Designer Brand Investment Pieces
Nordstrom Capsule under $500
Splurge or Save at Nordstrom. The outfit combinations are the same.
2023 Summer Capsule Wardrobe
2022 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 I added in 2023.
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. Here are some styles you add now in the spring of ’23 and wear all year.
5| Split-Neck Blouse
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.
Here’s a 2023 Roundup of my favorite white shirtdresses. Get more flattering white dress links to shop HERE.
Bonus stylist tip– Straight silhouettes are more convincing as a tunic or jacket than A-line.
Stylist Tips & 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.