Feel like you have a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear? We’ve all been there: lots of clothes, but few that we actually wear... and even fewer that we really love wearing. If only you could open your closet to the perfect selection of items that fit just right, look great together, and can be worn anywhere.
Good news: the capsule wardrobe is here to solve all your “what will I wear today?!” woes.
Even if you’ve heard of a capsule wardrobe, you might be surprised to learn that it’s actually more than a recent millennial trend. The term was coined in the early 1970s by Susie Faux, a boutique fashion owner in London, UK. Faux wanted her customers to be able to purchase anything from her line and have it match. The idea included a set of basic, high-quality items that women could interchange for work, casual, and dressy events. Now, capsule wardrobes tend to range from 10 to 40 pieces, which some people choose to wear all through the year or rotate as the seasons change.
Whether you’re interested in sustainable fashion, want to simplify your morning routine, or have been inspired by the recent Marie Kondo decluttering craze, there are lots of good reasons to create a capsule wardrobe:
- Spend less time figuring out what to wear by limiting your options. Know that you’ll look great every day because you’re only choosing from items you actually enjoy wearing.
- Save on money, honey! If you challenge yourself to keep a limited number of items in your closet, you’ll think twice before your next shopping spree.
- It’s more eco-friendly. Owning fewer clothes means you’ll likely wear and appreciate them for longer, keeping needless waste out of the landfill.
- It’s a great space-saving solution. Fewer clothes result in more free space in your closet (something we could all definitely use!).
- It feels good to reduce your wardrobe to only items you really love. Imagine... you get to wear your favourite clothes every day!
Kick-start your capsule wardrobe with Miik
You know we’re all about comfortable, sustainable, long-lasting, and versatile pieces—the perfect recipe for a capsule wardrobe. Here are our top picks to get you started.
This classic blazer is so comfortable, you can wear it any day of the week. Create a professional suit with the Jan skirt or a pair of trousers, then wear it on the weekend with your favourite jeans. A great investment piece, the Emily blazer will serve you well for a long, long time.
Polly pocket cardi
The length of the Polly cardi makes it super versatile. It’s longer than your average cardigan, so it pairs well over tops but also tunics and dresses. Plus, it has pockets… and who doesn’t love pockets?!
Charmaine flowy tank
A great foundation piece in any wardrobe, the Charmaine tank goes the extra mile because it’s reversible—switch between a scoop neck or a boat neckline. Wear this flowy tank year-round, on its own or layered under a blazer or cardi.
Yara reversible dress
You’ve heard every woman needs a little black dress, and the Yara is an excellent choice. This tank dress is reversible between two different necklines and just the right length for day or night, any time of year. Wear it to work with a blazer, then dress it up for an evening out.
Suzi double side-slit tunic
The Suzi tunic is perfect for a casual, comfy outfit that still looks put-together. Wear it over leggings, the Leanne pant, or skinny jeans for three different looks. On extra chilly days, we love this tunic layered under the Polly cardi.
The essential pair of pants for any wardrobe, the Leanne pant can be styled from office to edgy. With a comfortable pull-on waistband and classic slim cut, they’ll have you covered from work to weekend.
The knee-length Jan skirt is a must-have basic for any time of year. Day or night, its simple design can be worn with everything from fitted tops to flowy tunics, and it makes a beautiful suit when paired with our Emily blazer.
Our best-selling Lisa2 leggings can be worn two ways: high-waisted, or with the wide waistband folded over at the hip. These leggings’ minimal design allows them to be styled casually or dressed up, unlike some leggings which have more of an athletic look.