capsule wardrobe planner: organise your style and outfits for every season

Do you ever feel like you have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear? It can be frustrating and overwhelming, but there’s a solution: a capsule wardrobe! If you’re not familiar with the concept, no worries – in this post, we’ll go over what it is, why it’s awesome, and how it can save you money, space, and time. And, to make things even easier, I’ve designed a printable capsule wardrobe planner that you can use to explore your style and plan seasonal outfits. So, let’s jump in and get started!

Capsule wardrobe planner templates in bullet journal.

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothes that you love and wear regularly. It’s a minimalistic approach to fashion, where you own fewer clothes but wear them more often. The idea is to choose a few high-quality, versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create different outfits. The printable Style And Wardrobe Planner templates can help you to explore your style and plan your capsule wardrobe.

Benefits of a Capsule Wardrobe

There are many benefits to having a capsule wardrobe. One of the main benefits is that it can save you time and money. When you have a limited number of clothes, you spend less time deciding what to wear in the morning. Plus, you’ll save money on clothes because you’re not constantly buying new items.

Another benefit is that it’s good for the environment. The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world, and buying fewer clothes is one way to reduce your carbon footprint. When you invest in high-quality pieces, you’re more likely to keep them for a longer time, and you’ll be less likely to throw them away.

Capsule wardrobe planner template in bullet journal, with prompts to explore fashion style.
Explore your fashion style and collect inspiration using the Style and Wardrobe Planner template.

explore your fashion style

Before jumping into creating your capsule wardrobe, it’s helpful to take some time to explore your fashion style and the type of clothes you need for your lifestyle. This will help you make more intentional choices and ensure that your wardrobe truly reflects your personal style and needs. That’s why the printable journal template I designed includes prompts and an inspiration board to assist you with this. By reflecting on your favourite colours, outfits, and the activities you enjoy, you’ll be better equipped to curate a wardrobe that you’ll love wearing. So don’t skip this step – it will make the process of creating your capsule wardrobe so much more fun and rewarding!

Inspiration board with fashion examples in bullet journal, for outfit planning.
Create your fashion mood board using this printable template.

How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe

Creating a capsule wardrobe is easy. First, you need to take stock of your current wardrobe and decide what you love and wear regularly. Then, you can start to think about what items you need to complete your wardrobe. When you’re choosing new pieces, think about versatility and quality. You want items that can be worn in different ways and that will last for years.

When creating your capsule wardrobe, it’s important to choose pieces that coordinate well with each other to create a variety of outfits. Stick to a colour scheme and choose items that can be mixed and matched easily. When selecting items, focus on quality over quantity. Invest in pieces that are well-made and durable, and that will last you for several seasons. Look for classic styles that won’t go out of fashion quickly. Choose items that are versatile and can be dressed up or down. Additionally, consider the climate and your lifestyle. If you live in a colder climate, invest in a warm coat and quality boots. If you work in a professional setting, invest in some well-tailored workwear pieces. By taking the time to choose items thoughtfully, you’ll end up with a capsule wardrobe that truly reflects your personal style and needs, and that you’ll love wearing for years to come.

Printable style and wardrobe planner template collection.
Printable Style and Wardrobe templates for your bullet journal or planner!

printable syle and wardrobe planner

To help you plan your capsule wardrobe, you can use the printable Style and Capsule Wardrobe Planner from my Etsy shop. The pages are designed to help you explore your style and create an inspiration board. You can also use the outfit planner grid to create a collection of outfits using a minimal number of items.

Bullet journal pages with outfit planner and fashion shopping list filled in.
Use the Outfit grid to organise and plan your capsule wardrobe outfits.

outfit ‘sudoku’

The outfit planner grid included in the printable template is a great tool for playing ‘outfit sudoku’ and creating a variety of outfits with just a few key pieces. Start by choosing a few bottoms, tops, extras, and shoes that coordinate well with each other and fit your personal style. Then, fill in the grid with these items, making sure that each row, column, and diagonal contains a complete outfit. Once you’ve filled in the grid, you’ll have a variety of outfit combinations to choose from, making it easy to get dressed in the morning without having to think too hard!

using your capsule wardrobe

Once you’ve created your capsule wardrobe, it’s time to start using it! The key to making the most of your capsule wardrobe is to get creative with mixing and matching your pieces. Use the outfit planner included in the printable template to plan out outfits for the week or month ahead. Experiment with layering and accessorizing to create different looks. You may also want to consider adding a few seasonal pieces or trendy accessories to your wardrobe each year. This will help keep things feeling fresh. Remember, the goal of a capsule wardrobe is to simplify your wardrobe and reduce decision fatigue, so don’t be afraid to repeat outfits or wear the same pieces in different ways. With a well-planned capsule wardrobe, you’ll have a closet full of items that you truly love and that work well together, making getting dressed in the morning a breeze!

Creating a capsule wardrobe is a great way to simplify your life and reduce your environmental impact. With a few high-quality, versatile pieces, you can create endless outfits that make you feel confident and stylish. And with the printable journal template, you can plan your wardrobe and outfits with ease. So, why not give it a try? Your wallet and the planet will thank you!

For more printable templates and bullet journal goodies, head to my Etsy shop, or grab some freebies from the Planner Lovers Resource Library.

Happy planning x

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