My 29-Piece Winter 2022 Classic Casual Neutral Capsule Wardrobe
See everything in my own capsule wardrobe, which includes tops, bottoms, layers and shoes, in neutral colors. My capsule wardrobe is based on the Simplified Style®: Dressy & Casual Capsule Wardrobe. I’m sharing everything in my own personal capsule wardrobe here on the blog.
For those of you that follow the Classy Yet Trendy blog, you know that I have been using a capsule wardrobe in my closet for several years. I absolutely love using a capsule wardrobe every season, as it helps me get dressed quickly and easily everyday. A capsule wardrobe is a small set of clothes and shoes, which all mix and match, so you can have dozens of outfit combinations ready to wear. Using a capsule wardrobe lets you focus on more important things in your life and takes the stress away from getting dressed.
My full-time job is administering Classy Yet Trendy, as the sole person who does everything while working at home. Since I work at home, I wear casual clothes like jeans and casual pants, tops and layers. My job everyday consists of: working at my desk, doing photo sessions of clothes and shoes, moving about creating flatlays for Instagram, etc., so dresses or skirts are not feasible for my work-week lifestyle. On Sundays, I do wear skirts and dresses to church, in addition to wearing outfits from my capsule wardrobe since everyone dresses casual at our church.
Living in Alabama, our winter season typically lasts about 3 months. At the beginning of winter, our temperatures fluctuate between cool and cold temps and we receive rain. It rarely snows here, so we just have cold temps and the coldest months are January and February.
I created my all-neutral capsule for my closet based on the women’s Simplified Style®: The Dressy & Casual Collection – A Year-Round Core Closet Essentials Capsule Wardrobe. In Simplified Style®, there are 400+ outfit combinations for the entire year, capsule collections for all seasons, outfit calendars and more! Since I work at home, I am using most of the casual pieces in the capsule.
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Simplified Style®: The Dressy & Casual Collection
My Color Palette
For the Winter season, I usually choose “black” as the base color for my capsule wardrobe, as it coordinates well with cold season clothes and shoes. This is my own personal preference, so if you are referencing this post to create your capsule wardrobe for the winter season, feel free to use your favorite base color. You can choose navy, brown, charcoal gray, etc.
The capsule wardrobes I share from my own closet every season, are clothes that I have, enjoy wearing and goes well with my personal style. Everyone has their own personal style as well as color preference in clothes, so your clothes and shoes in your capsule may be different from mine. You are welcome to use my capsule wardrobes here on the blog as inspiration for creating your own! While I don’t have a guide of outfits for my own personal capsule wardrobes, feel free to follow along on my Instagram account @classyyettrendy, where I share outfits I wear throughout the season, as well as outfit collages and outfit ideas!
If you need a complete wardrobe for the season, then you may enjoy using one of my “ready to wear” capsule wardrobes in other styles available in the Capsule Wardrobe Store!
What Is My Personal Style?
My first and foremost favorite style is “Classic” with a twist of “French Minimalist“, which includes solid color tees, button-down shirts, casual pants, jeans, cardigans, denim jackets, loafers, mules and flats. What is “classic” style? Classic style includes timeless designs that stand the test of time in mostly solid, neutral colors. I love the simplicity of classic style and I enjoy wearing this style the most. I create French Minimalist capsule wardrobes every season…see them here!
How Did I Create This Capsule Wardrobe?
I created my own capsule wardrobe for my closet based on my best-selling capsule collection, Simplified Style®: The Dressy & Casual Collection. I also followed the 4 steps in my blog post, How To Start A Capsule Wardrobe: An Easy 4-Step Visual Guide to create my capsule.
What Is In My Capsule Wardrobe?
Here’s everything in my Winter 2022 Classic Casual Neutral Capsule Wardrobe. For my own capsule wardrobe, I included 29 tops, bottoms, layers and shoes.
When I create a capsule wardrobe, I select my tops first, I guess it’s maybe out of habit, but you can also start building your capsule by choosing bottoms or shoes first! To give you a visual of what a capsule wardrobe looks like on a clothes rack, here is what my capsule looks like on my clothes rack in my studio room (I keep my sweaters folded, but hung them on hangers for these photos)…
Here is everything in my own Winter 2022 capsule wardrobe, along with shopping links to either the actual or similar items (in case it is sold out), so you can add them to your closet!
Tops & Layers
I used mostly closet foundation essentials, which are classic and timeless basics, to build my capsule wardrobe! You can use similar pieces to mine (shopping links are below) OR you can “shop your closet” too, including your favorite pieces for your capsule.
Left To Right:
I linked “similar” items if any of my exact ones are sold out.
ivory turtleneck sweater
ivory fisherman sweater
beige wool-blend sweater
camel heather sweater
ivory button-front cardigan (similar)
gray cashmere sweater
gray hooded sweater
gray marled v-neck sweater
striped crewneck sweater
black v-neck cashmere sweater
black puffer vest
navy fleece-lined quilted jacket
camel wool coat / similar camel coat
gray wool coat
Shop The Tops & Layers:
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How To Create A Carry-On Capsule Wardrobe (Spring Edition) + Outfits
How To Create a Core Closet
How To Create a Classic Wardrobe
How To Dress Like a French Woman
I have 6 bottoms in my winter capsule. Since I work from home, I dress casual and wear jeans and pants.
Left To Right:
I linked “similar” items if any of my exact ones are sold out.
black ponte pants
black wash jeans
dark wash skinny jeans
medium wash slim straight jeans
medium wash skinny jeans
ecru color straight jeans
Shop The Bottoms:
TOP ROW (Left To Right):
Black Lug Sole Boots
Black Chelsea Boots
Camel Suede Boots / similar camel boots
Brandy Chelsea Boots <- use code my promo code CLASSYYETTRENDY20 for 20% off at Nisolo.com!
BOTTOM ROW (Left To Right):
Veja Campo Sneakers (black logo)
Suede Trim Sneakers
Shop The Shoes:
I’ll be sharing outfits I wear from my winter capsule wardrobe on my Instagram @classyyettrendy!
A Bit Of Inspiration For Your Day:
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6
Thanks so much for sharing how you put together a casual wardrobe that works for everyday. I’m wondering if you have another capsule that has dresses to wear to church. Or, do you typically wear jeans or pants to church? I live in southern Missouri so it gets colder here than where you live. I’m finding that I don’t enjoy wearing skirts and dresses to church much anymore. It’s cold in the church in the Winter ( low building temps) in the Summer it’s cold too ( low building temps). So, I’m really thinking about eliminating most (all?) of my skirts and dresses. At 68, I want to look chic and stylish but also want to be comfortable.
Hi Michelle! Everyone at our church wears dresses, jeans and pants and is casual. In the Winter I tend to wear dark wash jeans or thicker pants rather than dresses since it is cold. I usually wear outfits in my capsule wardrobe to church in the winter.
Love what you do!!!