How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe | The Undone

Here at The UNDONE, we believe in the power of a good capsule wardrobe. You don’t need a closet bursting to the brim. All you need is a selection of considered and elevated pieces that really work, season after season. In other words: a pared-back capsule wardrobe. 

That’s what we’re here for. One of the reasons our founder Sara Crampton first launched The UNDONE was that she had been trawling online stores and boutiques, looking for premium basics and minimalist classics, without much luck. She wanted to bring everything together in one place for shoppers like her: women who wanted to know that they were purchasing things that would become the hard-working building blocks of a refined, edited closet. And thus, The UNDONE was born.

If you’re just starting your capsule wardrobe journey, welcome. We’re excited to join you along the way. Have a browse through our website, and then take a look through your wardrobe. There’s a good chance that you’re well on your way to your dream capsule wardrobe already.

Here are our tips on building an effortless capsule wardrobe, no matter your budget:

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe | The Undone

Take stock of what you have

A capsule wardrobe is an edited selection of pieces that work well together and separately, season after season. The idea is to start with timeless building blocks and grow from there, never purchasing more than you need. The first thing to do is to take stock of your current wardrobe and isolate what you have and don’t have. Where are the gaps? How can you fill them? Think about the pieces you reach for over and over and again – why is that? These are the building blocks of your capsule wardrobe.

Go neutral

The UNDONE aesthetic can be summed up simply: all neutrals, all the time. Capsule wardrobes are built on classic pieces in a simple colour palette, from monochromatic black and white to greys, creams, browns and khaki greens. These colours all match well with each other, which makes styling outfits within your capsule wardrobe a dream.

Go classic

There are a few pieces that just have to be in every woman’s capsule wardrobe. And they are: the perfect pair of straight leg blue jeans. A classic white t-shirt. A black blazer. A cashmere wrap coat. And a dress – little and black, or silky and slinky, or voluminous and effortless, it doesn’t matter, but a dress that you can both wear to a wedding or a long Sunday lunch. These items of clothing are foundational pieces in your closet, and can be styled with each other – and with other pieces – to help build out the outfit options within your capsule wardrobe.

Refine your wishlist

It can be overwhelming looking at online stores with pages and pages of products. The UNDONE is designed to show you a carefully chosen curation of brands, all of which we have tried and love ourselves. Let us help you refine your wishlist and introduce you to your new capsule wardrobe staples.

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe | The Undone

Care for your clothes

A capsule wardrobe requires a little tender loving care to keep it fresh every season. We believe in investing in high quality garments that will be worn for years to come, when the right care is applied. Purchase good, premium detergent and use the delicates cycle where possible. Buy a lint roller and some high quality coat hangers. Store your shoes, handbags and jewellery in their dustbags. When you care for your clothes and accessories, they will go the distance. 


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