Do you feel like you have a closet full of nothing to wear? If you organize your closet by winter capsule wardrobe checklist categories and color palette you can make outfits for any occasion. I’ve been detoxing closets for years and know if you want to always have what you need, there are 4 things you should never toss. There’s also one thing you can’t make outfits without.
5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER TOSS
Every stylish woman I know relies on the same wardrobe staples to use as building blocks when making an outfit. When you find the perfect closet essentials for your wardrobe getting dressed is fun. Unless it becomes dated or worn beyond repair, never toss any of “your” wardrobe staples.
1. Little Black Dress
Well, I’m sure you would have guessed a little black dress would be on the list. This one from Vince fits every woman I’ve seen it on. If you are between sizes you can size down. I just added this puff sleeve style to my arsenal. The right little black dress is a travel capsule game changer, especially one like this that’s convertible.
Timeless Black Dresses
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This beautiful wrap dress is part of SIMKHAI’s core collection. This vegan leather mini is so versatile. You can wear it over a long-sleeved top with tights or style it as a vest over trousers. This fuss-free wrap is under $120 at Nordstrom now.
Fit and Flare
Whether it tacks to your empire or natural waist a fit-and-flare dress is so flattering. I’m crazy about my new balloon-bottom dress. I chose this similar style from SIMKHAI for my older Nordstrom 6 friend Stylish Sandy. Both dresses are easy to dress up or down all year long.
2. Slimming Black Pants
As a fashion blogger over 40, I know the importance of pants that flatter your figure. Whether you’re wearing your black pants with sneakers or stilettos keep this closet essential looking jet-black by choosing a fabric with some spandex. These VINCE pants with front and back seams are so flattering and made to last.
Black leggings are great. I love the look of luxe leather leggings like this in the winter. Spanx vegan leather leggings come in extended sizes.
3. Nice Bag
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4. Quality Cardigan
A V-neck cardigan is one of my personal favorite closet essentials. An oversized style can be worn so many different ways and looks good on everyone. You can build an entire capsule wardrobe around the color story in a fun print cardigan.
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WINTER CLOTHING COLOR PALETTE
If you have the space I highly recommend keeping all your clothes in one closet and staging it for the different seasons. Regardless is it the easiest to make outfits with what you have when it’s separated by wardrobe checklist categories and color palette. You’ll be able to quickly find the pieces in my lookbooks or build your own monochromatic outfits.
YOU CAN’T MAKE OUTFITS WITHOUT THIS
When women start to put together their fall and winter outfits the first place they usually get hung up is their shoes. All the different jean and boot style combinations are overwhelming. The wrong shoes can ruin an outfit by bulking up your leg line or fighting with your jeans.
Winter Shoe Styles, You Will Wear the Most
Dark-colored retro sneaker and leather lace-up.
A dainty fitted boot.
Nude heels, platforms, dressy sandals.
Puddle stompers and cozy boots for skinny jeans, leggings, and sweats.