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Today I’m wearing a 6 piece capsule wardrobe made up of six foundation pieces every girl should own.

6 Piece Capsule Wardrobe

It feels so good to be back into the normal groove this week. I spent most of last week doing a redesign of my website, so I had to step back a little from my normal posting schedule, but now I’m back and raring to go!

6 Piece Capsule Wardrobe

Capsule wardrobes are the topic dujour of fashion these days. So, I decided to put together a capsule comprised of six wardrobe items that I believe every woman should possess:

  • button-up blouse
  • black tank
  • white boyfriend jeans
  • black slacks
  • blue skinny jeans
  • black pencil skirt

You can see some of my tips for changing up this capsule wardrobe in my recent post on Making Midlife Matter.

6 Piece Capsule Wardrobe

These six foundation pieces all fall in the monochromatic color scheme, which makes it very easy to add other colors to the mix. I am partial to red and yellow, so I incorporated these colors in with my jewelry.

6 Piece Capsule Wardrobe

I recently received a comment from Janet who said, “ I’ve always found that I make a beeline for the bright, patterned, glittery, colourful items when I’m out shopping – have to make a conscious effort to make sure I buy the more boring basics needed to make it all work!”

She hit it right on the head with this comment. The reason why so many women have trouble mixing and matching different items in their wardrobe is because they don’t have enough “boring” foundation pieces to fill in the gaps!

6 Piece Capsule Wardrobe

Now, I wouldn’t call these pieces “boring”… I prefer to use the word versatile.

6 Piece Capsule Wardrobe 4

6 Piece Capsule Wardrobe

Even with basic pieces, the “wow” is always in the accessories!

6 Piece Capsule Wardrobe

Once you have these six staple pieces, you can easily use them as the foundation to create countless other wardrobe possibilities.

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Photos by Ferguson Fotography

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  1. Loved this post, Shellie – I included in in my weekly newsletter to subscribers!

  2. jess says:

    Love the changes that you made, everyone needs red shoes! and the staple pieces. The button down is somthing I have added more of to my wardrobe. Great job!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  3. Jennie says:

    Great capsule wardrobe and advice about basic pieces. I always forget about wearing my button up shirts open and layered over another top. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you back next week, Shellie.

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Yes Jennie, it’s easy to get into a rut of wearing a certain item of clothing only one way. I always love your looks and your party!

  4. Dawn Lucy says:

    Great mixing! Fun to see all the combos! Thanks for linking up & happy Easter!

    Dawn Lucy

  5. Lanae Bond says:

    Beautiful wardrobe capsule! You look great in creations!

  6. Love all your looks, Shellie! I always learn so much from you!

  7. Lowanda J says:

    You are a very stylish woman and I love how you mixed and matched the pieces.

  8. you look lovely in every outfit. You created some wonderful looks with these key pieces, love the outfits and the accessories too xo

  9. Darcy says:

    That is a great, versatile top!

  10. Patti says:

    I love this – seeing how creative you can be, and looking fantastic! Great capsule, and thanks for sharing it, xo