How to Build a Luxe Capsule Wardrobe for Less

Getting ready in the morning can sometimes feel like a total chore. Spending a good fifteen minutes hunting through your drawers to find the right thing to wear can leave you feeling rushed and unprepared–not a great start to the day.

The key to streamlining your morning routine? Minimising your clothing and creating an easy to wear capsule wardrobe. Morning stress be gone! By filling your wardrobe with easy to wear mix and match pieces, you’ll get that put-together look every time.

And the best thing about a capsule wardrobe? Buying less clothing means you can invest a bit more of your hard-earned cash in some good quality basics. Not only will these pieces mean fewer outfit changes before leaving the house, but they will transcend seasons and last much longer than your fast-fashion purchases.

Capsule Wardobe For Less Style Idealist

Image courtesy of Karina Woodburn, looking classically put together over on The Style Idealist

Be capsule wardrobe ready for 2018

Starting right now, live your best life–for less–to take you breezing into 2018. You can bag yourself a designer capsule wardrobe without breaking the bank using our below key item checklist. Easily mix-and-matchable items that will fit together in a flash, your wardrobe will be the envy of all your friends giving you that effortless chic coveted by every fashion-forward female.


From trusty skinnys to slouchy boyfriends, investing a little more in your denim will pay off in the long run. Pick up a pair of longer-lasting jeans will not only make your bank balance be happy but with one pair of jeans taking nearly 10,000 litres of water to create, purchasing wisely can also be an added bonus for your inner eco-warrior.

An extremely versatile wardrobe staple, a pair of well-fitting jeans can take you from day to night with a change of shoes and a swipe of lipstick. A great place to start your denim hunt is at TK Maxx where you can pick up a pair of big brands labels, such as Levi’s, Zadig & Voltaire and Wrangler.

Capsule Wardrobe for Less Jeans

Alexander Wang £69.99 / Levi’s Blue Tapered 501 Jeans £24.99 /Armani Jeans Black Lily Straight Leg Jeans £59.99 / Replay Blue Slim Fit Jeans £39.99  (All found at TK Maxx)

Ankle Boots

Whether you prefer a flat or a heel, Shoeaholics has a fantastic array of leather boots from brands such as Carvela, UGG and Michael Kors for the fraction of their RRP. Go for a plain black boot and you’ll find this will intermix with your new capsule wardrobe effortlessly.

Make sure to keep an eye out, checking back regularly to our Shoeaholics page where you will be able to gain further discounts on their range of shoes and bags.

Capsule Wardrobe for Less Boots

Roxy KG Kurt Geiger Boots £44 / Gloria Bootie Michael Kors £99 / Janice Miss KG Boots £69 (all above boots found at Shoeaholics)

Leather Biker Jacket

An absolute must for every capsule wardrobe is a leather jacket. From the chills of spring through to our more recent balmy Autumn, a Leather Jacket will fit in your wardrobe most of the year. Opt for a classic black biker to edge up summer dresses or wear with denim for classic cool.

Zalando is a great place to pick up reasonably priced labels, plus they offer free delivery and returns.

Capsule Wardrobe for Less Leather Jacket

Onlaida leather jacket by ONLY £62.99 / Felipa1 leather jacket by Mango £119.99 / Multi-zip leather jacket £167.99 (all jackets found on Zalando)

Little Black Dress

Timeless with a twist, the modern day little black dress is an ideal wardrobe staple. Quite the adaptable number, dress down your LBD with a pair of stan smiths for daywear or switch it up with some strappy heels for an instant night out outfit.

Capsule Wardrobe for Less Little Black Dress

Elizabeth & James £148 / Michael Kors £88 / Malene Birger £135 / Muubaa £135 (all found on The Outnet)


Praise the fashion gods, trainers are now no longer just for working out. A key footwear item that can now be found in any fashionista’s wardrobe, a sleek pair of kicks can be worn anywhere from work to a night out.

Capsule Wardrobe for Less Trainers

Left to Right Top: Lagos by Carvela Kurt Geiger £39 / Skyler Lace Up by Michael Kors £69 /  Scallop Skater by Chloe £152 
Bottom: Joanna by London Rebel £22 / Altair Slip On by Toms £29 / Milo by UGG Australia £69
(all above trainers found at Shoeaholics)

Designer Bag

You can up the game of any outfit with the addition of a designer bag. Keep it structured and neutral; opt for black, tan or grey so that it can be worn with multiple outfits. A designer bag is one of those pieces that it pays to invest a little more in, with daily wear a high-quality piece can last you years.

The Outnet stocks a huge range of last season’s designer bags with up to 50% off the RRP from names such as Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Jimmy Choo London. If the high-end price tags are a little out of your price range, Shoeaholics stock a wide range of bags from brands such as Carvela, Kurt Gieger, and Fiorelli that will give you all the quality and style without breaking the bank.

Capsule Wardrobe for Less Designer Bag

Saffiano Penelope Hobo by Kurt Geiger £95 and Rosie Metal Handle Bag by Carvela £32 (found at Shoeaholics) / DKNY £168 and Coach £270 (found at The Outnet)

A Luxe Capsule Wardrobe for Less: Save even more on your favourite designer brands with a voucher


To achieve the high-end luxe look for less, you can make savings by checking out our Women’s Designer Page. From designer denim to big brand bags, vouchercloud may be able to help make you make further savings with our wide range of vouchers and discount codes.


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