A capsule wardrobe is nothing more than versatile pieces you love to wear, that are usually harmonious with color and shapes so you can mix and match. The goal with a capsule wardrobe is to shop with more intention, but shop less. They may sound intimidating, but capsule wardrobes can be super fun to put together. Target makes the process painless since their essential pieces are under $30. With all the money you save by building and wearing a capsule wardrobe, you’ll be able to treat yourself to those candles you smelled earlier and can’t stop thinking about.
Let’s take a look at some of Target’s capsule-worthy pieces to get you inspired.
Women’s Knit Tank Dress, $10 (shop here)
This sleeveless tank dress is the epitome of a capsule wardrobe piece. It’s perfect for layering, it’s lightweight, and it’s really, really soft. Pair it with a denim jacket or a cardigan, throw it on over a tee, or wear it solo for an effortlessly chic look. The dress is available in ten different colors and sizes XS-XXL.
Women’s Plus Size Short Sleeve T-Shirt Dress, $20 (shop here)
Is there a piece of clothing more cute and comfy than a t-shirt dress? Here’s another dress that can be layered or worn by itself. During the warmer months, throw on a sun hat and some sandals, and you’re ready to go. When the weather turns, transition this dress into fall by layering it up with the coziest sweater. This dress comes in seven colors and is available in sizes 1X-4X.
Short Sleeve Rolled Round Neck Cuff Boxy T-Shirt, $10 (shop here)
A few good shirts are vital for capsule wardrobes. Target offers this adorable boxy t-shirt with a raw hem and a rolled cuff to add something trendy to an otherwise classic piece. Capsule wardrobes build on the basics—find some that fit well, that are versatile, and that come in colors you love. These tees pair with shorts, jeans, trousers, skirts—you name it! You can snag one in women’s or women’s plus, sizes XS-XXL.
High-Rise Vintage Straight Cropped Jean, $29.99 (shop here)
These jeans from Universal Thread should be part of your capsule wardrobe—and, at $29.99, you can’t argue. These jeans have a relaxed hip and thigh, and their heavyweight fabric feels perfectly broken in from the first wear. They come in three different washes and sizes 00-18.
Women’s Short Sleeve Cropped T-Shirt, $5 (shop here)
With the glorious return of the ’80s and ’90s, a crop top is another trendy piece to add to your capsule wardrobe. Tops and bottoms are the two base components of a capsule, so snag ones you’ll love wearing. A crop top, believe it or not, is super versatile across seasons. Wear it solo in the spring and summer, then pair it with a denim jacket or blazer during the cooler months. This cute crop is available in six different colors and sizes XS-XXL.
Women’s 3/4 Sleeve Voile Top, $20 (shop here)
Every capsule wardrobe needs a fancy shirt or two. If you can only have one, we suggest this airy, graceful top that will do all the work to make you look put together before your next Zoom meeting. The 3/4 puff sleeve is perfect for spring, and you can pick the floral or gingham print that best expresses your personality. It also comes in solid lavender, black, or white, if that’s more your thing. This perfect blouse is available in sizes XS-XXL.
Women’s High Waisted Leggings, $7 (shop here)
Perfect jeans, meet the perfect legging. If we had to pick two bottoms for everyday wear, it would be light wash denim and black leggings. Beyond getting in a gym session, this high-waisted pair goes with pretty much any outfit, from a basic top and sneaks or sandals or a blazer and some slip-on mules. At $7, there’s no excuse not to get them. The leggings come in black in sizes XS-XXL.
Capsule wardrobes don’t have to be boring. They can still tailor to your style, and they encourage creativity in putting together new looks from a few pieces each day. Capsule wardrobes don’t mean all solids—graphic tees and printed sweaters can absolutely be part of your capsule wardrobe. Other honorable mentions include denim jackets, blazers, and oxford shirts.
If you’re ready to start your capsule wardrobe, then head to your nearest Target (mask up!) or shop Target online to get started with pieces that won’t break the bank.