How to build a capsule wardrobe

How to build a capsule wardrobe

Have you got a bunch of clothes in your cupboard you've not worn in the last two years? It might be time to downsize your wardrobe and start buying pieces that better reflect your personal style. Minimising your wardrobe and building a capsule wardrobe will mean that you're more likely to love every item in your wardrobe. It's sure to mean that all your clothes spark joy!

A curated collection of clothing

What is a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a small, curated collection of clothing that you love that may change with each season. You'll want your capsule wardrobe to consist of tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, shoes and accessories that can easily be mixed and matched for different events and dress codes. It also means that the pieces in your wardrobe will become staples and last as the different seasons and fashion trends pass.

Why have a capsule wardrobe?

The key to having a versatile wardrobe full of things you love is based on quality not quantity. Having a capsule wardrobe means you won't have those pieces of clothing that you never reach for. Instead you'll have investment pieces that you'll wear time and time again that's true to your style in true minimalist wardrobe fashion.

Key elements of a capsule wardrobe

Different styles call for different items in everyone's capsule wardrobe, but there are a few basics that everyone should have.


Denim can easily be the most versatile piece in your wardrobe. Whether you're dressing casual or you're dressing smart, a few pairs of jeans will add some much needed flexibility to a capsule wardrobe.

Something like the Khoko Basics Four Way Stretch Jegging or the Khoko Basics Sculpted Skinny Leg Jean in black and navy could be great additions.

White shirt or blouse

A white shirt for women is a neutral piece that will be easy to colour coordinate with any other clothing item. As a solid colour, white will never go out of style. And in the shape of a simple shirt or blouse, a stylish pick like the Khoko Plus Hanky Hem Tank or the Savannah Button Side Top can easily be paired with jeans, pants or a skirt!


A capsule wardrobe is never complete without a few t-shirts. Adding t-shirts to your minimalist wardrobe is one way of adding some colour. Find out what colours suit you. You can then see if some of these colours match the colour of your basics. If you're daring enough you can even pick something with a print!

If you want something simple, you could go for the classic Khoko Basics ¾ Sleeve Core Tee that comes in a huge range of colours. Or if you want something to help you stand out, the Khoko Collection Crew Neck Cotton Print Tee features different patterns and prints and will be perfect for you.



Any capsule wardrobe would be unfinished without a bit of knitwear. A winter capsule wardrobe especially calls for a few pieces of knit. Whilst still casual, knit can easily be paired with a pair of slim black pants to make an outfit more suitable for workwear.

The Khoko Basics Textured Knit Jumper will be a perfect blend of professional yet laid-back. It will look great whether it's with jeans or on top of black pants.

Black pants

You can never go wrong with a pair of black pants. No matter what trends go out of style and what trends come back in style, a staple pair of black pants will always be a worthy addition to your work capsule wardrobe.

And if you're looking for something different, the Khoko Smart Zip Ponte Pant with zip details on the bottoms of the pants will add an accessory to your everyday pair of work pants.

A dress

What is a capsule wardrobe without a few dresses? You can easily wear them with sandals in the summer, or layered over knitwear in the winter for a flirty but cozy feel. Dresses are also an easy way to dress an outfit up or down. Pair them with heels for the office or with white sneakers for a weekend picnic.

Try the Khoko Smart Fit and Flare Jersey Dress or the Khoko Collection BCI Cotton Slub Dress to add a different aura to your wardrobe. Both come in a range of different colours.

The Harris Scarfe Khoko Basics range have a plethora of different clothing items that will be the perfect additions to your capsule wardrobe. Shop the range here!