Build a Killer Capsule Wardrobe With 17 Pieces Of Clothing You Already Own

Build a Comprehensive Capsule Wardrobe Using 17 Pieces of Clothing You Already Own
Create 288 outfit combinations using only 17 pieces of clothing you already own.

Okay, ladies, listen up!

Are you crazy busy? (The answer to that is yes, because every lady is busy af).

Do you need MORE outfits in your life while spending LESS money on them? (Also yes, because who doesn’t).

Do you want to know how to create the most killer capsule wardrobe that gives you 288 outfit combinations using 17 pieces of clothing YOU ALREADY OWN? If you do, keep reading. If you don’t, go here and maybe you’ll like some of the other pieces of clothing I talk about on my blog and Insta. 🙂

I’m going to share with you a little secret. But I hope you share this secret with everyone you know, so they can maximize how they spend their clothing allowance. Because it’s something we all should know how to do!

While I’m all about shopping and finding the latest and greatest, I’m also a realist. NONE of us has an unlimited budget for shopping, nor unlimited hours in the day to find new clothes or pair up new outfit combos (hello, I have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear! Sound familiar?)

I’m going to show you how to create a killer capsule wardrobe that ANY stylist and ANY fashionista will envy. And you don’t have to go out and buy a single thing. (unless you want to, and then who am I to stop you?)

I’m going to make a quick confession before I get into how to create this amazing capsule collection, k. I miiiiight be a clothes hoarder. When I buy clothes, I intentionally purchase items that I either think will stay in style for a long time, or that I think will go out of fashion and come back around again in a few years.

I have a very hard time parting with anything I own unless it’s thread-bare. And because of this, I do have quite a few pieces of clothing hanging in my closet or packed into storage.

The Nitty Gritty

For this exercise, I wanted to purposefully choose pieces of clothing that every woman might have, or might have something similar to, so that every one of you reading this can create a cool and extremely functional capsule wardrobe of your own.

I went through my closet and I found 17 pieces of clothing that are either black, white, grey, or a combination of those colors. Keeping a monochromatic theme makes this wardrobe more versatile because absolutely everything can be mixed and matched.

I double-checked my math with my dad, who has been a math teacher his entire career, and luckily, he reassured me that my simple math skills are still sharp.

My capsule wardrobe goes like this:

4 pairs of pants x 6 tops x 3 jackets x 4 pairs of shoes = 288 outfit combinations 

WHAT?!?! Yes, it’s true. By carefully combing through your wardrobe and finding 17 pieces that follow my formula, you can build a wardrobe of basics that will get you through exactly 78.9% of your year.

Of course, you’ll be wearing black, white, and grey most of the time, but then hey, you can splurge on other pieces – like these or this – the other 77 days.

Here’s how my own wardrobe is broken down even further, as you can see by the pictures. You can purchase pieces similar to these, or vary it slightly.

Monochromatic Look From LUXYMOM Capsule Wardrobe
This is one of my go-to outfits from my capsule wardrobe combination.


  • 1 Pair Black Jeans
  • 1 Pair Grey Jeans
  • 1 Pair Black Ponte Leggings
  • 1 Pair Black Leatherette Skinnies


  • 1 White Tank Top
  • 1 Black Tank Top
  • 1 White Tee
  • 1 Black Tee
  • 1 White Textured Blouse (thrown in for flair)
  • 1 Black and White Patterned Blouse (thrown in for flair)


  • 1 Long Black Duster
  • 1 Fitted Long Black Blazer
  • 1 Black Faux Fur Vest


  • 1 Pair Black Heeled Dressy Sandals
  • 1 Pair Black and White Flip Flops
  • 1 Pair Black Everyday/Cocktail Heels
  • 1 Pair Black Booties

Your Homework

  1. Go through your own wardrobe tonight and see if you can come up with a similar capsule collection that fits your own personal style as well as your lifestyle.
  2. Share with me the wardrobe you’ve created for yourself! Email me at I’d love to see what you’ve come up with, and with your permission, I just may share it on the blog or via my social media!

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12 thoughts on “Build a Killer Capsule Wardrobe With 17 Pieces Of Clothing You Already Own

  1. I’m so glad you like it, Lynda, and I totally agree with you – mixing and matching is SO much fun! XOXO

  2. I love this! Mixing and matching is so much fun. Thanks for the suggestions on how to bring all of it together.

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