How to create a capsule wardrobe

Greetings Blu Violet beauties!

My name is Lindsay and I currently work at Blu Violet Boutique as a visual merchandiser and personal stylist. Once a month, we will be sending out a fun blog loaded with fashion and accessory tips, special discount codes and a section where you can get to know the employees of Blu Violet a little better! We hope these blogs will provide you with some great ideas on how to style items you currently have, in addition to pieces we have in the boutique and what upcoming style trends will be. Also, we will be rolling out a personal stylist/shopper service in the near future for those who are interested! 


Today we will be talking about how to create a capsule wardrobe. The best way to describe a capsule wardrobe is that it is basically the foundation of your closet. A capsule typically consists of a few pieces that are extremely versatile, timeless and will save you time when putting together an outfit.  Here are my five favorite pieces to start your capsule with!


  1. White dress shirt or white tee. Both of these options can be dressed up or down and can be paired in many different ways with items already in your closet.  (Two of my favorites in store right now are the puffed shoulder shirt by The Shirt $117 and any of our Z Supply plain white tees which are super comfy and great quality. 


  1. Blazers are another item that are timeless and can be paired with jeans, dresses and one of our favorites graphic tees! We have a great herringbone blazer by Deluc $158 now and it can pair great with on of our Daydreamer graphic tees or a great bodysuit by Steve Madden  


  1. Great pair or pairs of denim.  A dark wash, medium wash, light wash and black can offer multiple looks and can be paired in many different ways. Some of our favorite brands currently in store are Daze, Dear John, Pistola and Hidden! 


  1. Sweaters are another great piece to add to your capsule.  Cardigans, lightknit and a chunky knit are great options to mix and match with items you already have. We have so many great sweaters to choose from in the boutique currently but  2 favorites are the Six Fifty Smiley Sweater Hoodie $76 and the ZSupply Alora Eyelash sweater in Sweet Pink $89


  1. The last piece to start your capsule wardrobe are shoes. A great pair to start with are simple white sneakers. They can be worn with denim, pants, skirts and dresses and are extremely versatile.  A few of our favorite brands include Veja, Nike and Converse! 

More pieces can be added to your capsule over time such as jackets (denim, leather etc) dresses and more shoe options. 

We hope this blog helped and look forward to helping you start your capsule wardrobe when you stop into Blu Violet!! Use code capsulecollection at checkout for a special 20% off your online purchase. Happy Shopping 

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