10 Essential Pieces for Your Capsule Wardrobe

You'll never go wrong when you have all these items in your closet.

(SPOT.ph) Admit it: It’s impossible to count the number of times you’ve said “I have nothing to wear” while staring into the deep abyss that is your overflowing closet. Believe it or not, deciding on an outfit is so much easier when you have a wardrobe that only consists of the essentials! Enter capsule wardrobes. If you’re all about being environmentally conscious, you probably know that having a streamlined closet is one way you can switch to a greener lifestyle. And did you know there are a lot of places where you can donate your unwanted clothes? When editing your closet, always remember: Quality over quantity. Go for classic pieces that will last you a long time even after several washes, instead of trendy threads that end up being disposable after a few uses. Below, we list the 10 essential pieces that will help you start your capsule wardrobe.

Note: Footwear, bags, and accessories not included.

Women's S/S V-Neck Tee in White (P795) from Thread 365

Every person needs a plain white tee in their closet. It’s the most versatile fashion piece, after all! Wear it with your favorite denim jeans, under a slipdress, or even a blazer—your life will become 10 times easier with a white V-neck in your wardrobe, like this one from Thread 365.

721 High Rise Skinny Jeans (P2,199 to P2,999) from Levi’s

Jeans are a wardrobe staple for a good reason: You can pair them with almost anything and they never go out of style. This Levi’s pair flatters your curves and has a versatile high-rise fit so you can play around with your looks.

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Denim Jacket (P2,290) from H&M

Trust us when we say that a denim jacket can make all the difference. Feeling plain in your T-shirt-and-jeans combo? Throw on a denim jacket like this one from H&M and you’ll instantly feel a hundred times cooler!

Basic Blazer (P2,495) from Zara

There’s nothing like a sharp black blazer to elevate your look in an instant like this one from Zara. Not only is it a wardrobe must-have for any working adult who has meetings to attend, but it’s also a very versatile piece. Dress it up with a silk blouse and a crisp pencil skirt for an elegant look or keep it casual with a plain T-shirt and ripped jeans for a casual model-off-duty look. With a blazer in your closet, you’ll be prepared to face anything the world throws at you!

The Sunday Cotton Tee Dress (P995) from Straightforward

Having a trusty LBD in your closet can really save the day. This one from Straightforward is the solution to all your “I have nothing to wear!” problems. Spruce it up with a pearl necklace and a pair of sky-high stilettos for a last-minute cocktail party or put on a denim jacket and slip into your white sneakers for a day-to-day casual outfit. 

Women Rayon Long Sleeve Blouse (P990) from Uniqlo

Believe it or not, a white button-down can actually be very versatile. Wear it buttoned all the way up for a conservative, office-ready look or leave half unbuttoned to show a bit of skin. You can also wear it under a sweater for a preppy look, or as a cover-up when you’re just in a tank top. You can even take the ends of your shirt and tie it around your waist for a playful look! The possibilities are endless with a white button-down like this one from Uniqlo—exactly why it deserves a spot in your capsule wardrobe.

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Straight Checkered Trousers (P2,295) from Mango

If you work in a traditional office setting, a pair of skinny jeans probably won’t cut it. Instead, go for plaid trousers like these ones from Mango for a chic yet professional look!

Stripe Long Sleeve Sweatshirt (P3,898) from ESPRIT

You’ll never go wrong with a striped top. This one from ESPRIT hangs loosely on your body for a comfortable fit. Wear it under a blazer or a denim jacket to switch up your look once in a while!

Inverted Clinch Skirt (P3,850) from Harlan + Holden

Whether you have a job interview to attend or just don’t want to wear pants all day long (we feel you), a black skirt is an essential in anyone’s wardrobe. This one from Harlan + Holden can look elegant when you need it and casual when you want it!

Rib Henley Swing Tank Top (P1,549) from Abercrombie & Fitch

It can be tricky to find the perfect tank top, but when you do, you’ll want to keep it in your closet forever. This one from Abercrombie & Fitch is great for casual looks and you can easily change the way you want to dress it up using outerwear and accessories!

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