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French Minimalist Wardrobe Capsule

In a capsule wardrobe there are anywhere from 25 – 40 pieces.

So, this is how I’d split out my pieces for each category:

  • 9 tops
  • 4 sweaters
  • 5 jackets
  • 4 dresses
  • 2 skirts
  • 5 pants
  • 6 pairs of shoes

French Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe

9 tops

2 blouses that are business casual

2 base tank tops (dark & light neutral)

2 print tops (tank, wrap, ruffled)

2 long-sleeved tops (print, striped)

1 button-up shirt (silk or structured)

5 sweaters

2 cashmere knits (dark & light neutral)

1 fisherman’s knit

1 printed, bright, or colourful knit sweater

1 shawl cardigan

6 jackets

1 leather or suede moto jacket

1 khaki green safari jacket

2 neutral blazers (grey or camel, structured, wrap, or shawl)

1 Trench (flowy or structured) or a Car coat

1 wool jacket (wrap or peacoat)

4 dresses

1 wrap dress

1 sheath dress

1 loose tank dress

1 shirt dress

2 skirts

1 pencil skirt

1 belted wrap skirt

5 pants

2 pair of skinny pants (dark neutral)

2 pairs of jeans (dark rinse, grey, black, skinny, bootcut)

1 trendy – wide-legged trousers / distressed jeans / leather leggings

6 pairs of shoes


1 feminine loafers or ballet slippers

1 pair of heels

1 short booties

2 knee-high boots (2 pairs of dark neutrals)

1 winter boots

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6 Comments

  1. Alexis

    Great pics! I love them!

    Reply
  2. Gail H.

    Also, no bags,no hats or gloves–but a beautifully simple wardrobe.

    Reply
    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      *cough* forgot about all of that!

      Reply
  3. Sense

    Very nice. I love me a French wardrobe or a capsule wardrobe (even though I can’t get the hang of these), so this combo is beautiful.

    But I see no shoes or clothes to work out/hike in! Or to sleep in! Or is that to be kept outside of the wardrobe?

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Outside! You can do what you like with loungewear… I don’t work out or hike so.. 😛

      Reply

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