8 tips to make the most out of your capsule closet

8 tips to make the most out of your capsule closet

Hey there, friend! Kudos for taking the first step to revolutionize your wardrobe and simplify your styling routine! Since you've recently dived into the world of capsule closets, we're here to help you make the most out of this game-changing concept.

Whether you're just starting with some fabulous pieces from Riley + Ro or have been gradually building your minimalist collection, we've got some fantastic tips to share with you. So grab a cup of coffee, cozy up, and get ready to embrace a more intentional and effortlessly chic way of dressing!


1. Assess your lifestyle: Before diving into your capsule wardrobe, take some time to assess your daily activities and lifestyle. Are you a busy professional who needs versatile pieces for work? Or maybe you're a stay-at-home parent who wants comfortable yet stylish outfits for running errands? Understanding your lifestyle will help you curate a wardrobe that perfectly fits your needs.

2. Choose quality over quantity: One of the core principles of a capsule wardrobe is investing in high-quality, timeless pieces that will last for years. Instead of buying multiple trendy items that will quickly go out of style, opt for well-made and durable pieces that can be worn year after year. Look for fabrics that are easy to care for and won't easily lose their shape or color.

3. Stick to a neutral color palette: To maximize the versatility of your capsule wardrobe, choose a neutral color palette. Neutral colors such as black, white, gray, navy, and beige can easily be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits. This will allow you to create countless combinations without feeling limited by bold or trendy prints.

4. Add pops of color with accessories: While sticking to a neutral color palette for your clothing items is key to a cohesive capsule wardrobe, that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice color altogether. Add pops of color and personality to your outfits through accessories such as scarves, jewelry, handbags, and shoes. These smaller items can easily be swapped out or added to change up the look of your outfit without taking up too much space in your closet.

5. Embrace layering: Layering is an essential technique in creating versatile outfits with a limited number of clothing items. Invest in the Riley + Ro sweater, cardigan, blazers, and/or trench that can be layered over tops or dresses to create different looks depending on the weather and occasion. Layering not only adds visual interest to your outfits but also allows you to adapt to changing temperatures throughout the day.

Check out this past blog with some fun insight from our founder, Em, on layering The Trench!

6. Mix and match: The beauty of a capsule wardrobe is the ability to mix and match different pieces to create new outfits. Experiment with different combinations of tops, bottoms, and outerwear to discover new outfit possibilities. The Capsule Collection is the ultimate mix and match wardrobe so considering adding another piece to your closet and don't be afraid to play with proportions and silhouettes for a fresh take on your wardrobe staples.

7. 'Tailor' your clothes: A well-fitting garment can make all the difference in elevating your style. Consider getting your clothing items tailored to ensure the perfect fit. Tailoring can help transform a basic piece into something truly flattering and unique to your body shape. Don't want to hassle with a tailor? Riley + Ro's adaptable pieces give you that perfect fit every time. Add The Trousers + The Jeans to your wardrobe and visit the tailor less often!

8. Take care of your clothes: To prolong the life of your capsule wardrobe, it's essential to take proper care of your clothing items. Follow the care instructions on the labels and treat stains or damages promptly. Proper storage, such as hanging or folding garments correctly, will also help maintain their quality and shape over time. Consider investing in quality hangers, garment bags, and storage containers to keep your clothes organized and protected.


Remember to enjoy the benefits of a capsule wardrobe. By having a limited number of well- curated and versatile pieces, you will save time and effort in getting dressed every day. You'll have a closet full of items that you love and feel confident wearing, eliminating decision fatigue and the feeling of having nothing to wear. A capsule wardrobe also promotes sustainability by encouraging mindful consumption and reducing waste. Embrace the simplicity and versatility of your capsule wardrobe, and enjoy the ease and joy it brings to your daily life.


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