How Many Outfits Can I Make? - Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

What is a capsule wardrobe? The whole idea is about minimalism and making as many outfits with as little clothing items.

I'm using five pieces of clothing to put together ten different outfits. If they get a little repetitive, I'm sorry, but I am hoping to show you some creative outfit combos. I have a printed top I sewed, a red long-sleeved shirt, navy jeans, my new leather jacket and a black denim skirt.  

I'm starting off plain and simple, but still nice, with the plain red top. I personally like it best with the skirt, even if it screams Minnie Mouse. The two silver buttons and the tie in the front elevate the plain top nicely. Of course, there's nothing ever wrong with jeans!

These outfits are equally colour-coordinated, I'd say. There's some blue in the shirt's print to match the jeans, first of all, and on the right the gray jacket is exact. I prefer the jeans look, personally. Since this leather jacket is so crisp, it can look a bit like a work blazer. Day At The Office isn't really my vibe. It's much more casual and edgy on the left.

I tried styling both the jeans and the skirt with the printed top. Since the shirt fabric is pretty stiff it looks a little boxy. I think it's nicer tucked into the skirt, even if I'd be really cold wearing this! Otherwise, the silhouette hangs awkwardly with the jeans. What do you think? Comment down below!

I'm not sure what to think of these looks style-wise, but for a capsule wardrobe they're perfect. The shirt is long-sleeved, but the jacket drapes nicely over it. The jeans add some texture juxtaposition with the leather, cotton and denim. On the other hand - or in the other photo, at least - the skirt keeps the jacket from being too stuffy. I'm not sure how well the red pairs with the grey, though - I think if the red is a bit duller and the gray was darker, maybe?

The final two outfits involve both of the tops! Well, did I mention that I sewed this shirt? When I sew, I'm too lazy to add sleeves which means, I will freeze if I don't layer over or underneath. In this case, I added the red long-sleeve which matches pretty well. Last year was a big layering year for me, and I'm going to continue that in 2021!

Would you like to see more capsule wardrobes in the future? Maybe with different themes? Let me know!

For More Posts On Minimalism: Minimalism Monday


  1. Loved the Minnie Mouse comment!! Anything with that jacket sings!

  2. These are so cute! Can I buy any of your things???

    1. If you mean the clothing that I sew, I’m going to start selling them locally in the spring. But the jeans & jacket are secondhand/thrifted, the red shirt is Joe Fresh and the skirt is from Zara. Hope this helps! 🙃

  3. I am definitely enjoying your website. You definitely have some great insight and great stories.
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