Starting A Capsule Wardrobe Over 60

Greetings! If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re interested in a capsule wardrobe tailored for women over 60. There are various reasons why you may have decided to pursue a capsule wardrobe – maybe you’re approaching retirement, your family has grown, you crave more travel, your body has transformed, or your budget has shifted. Regardless of the reason, you seek something simple, versatile, fitting with your lifestyle, and above all, something that you truly adore. No need to worry, as I’m here to assist you every step of the way. Simply read on, and I’ll provide you with the necessary guidance.

Capsule Wardrobe Essentials Over 60

The essentials for a capsule wardrobe over 60 will depend on your personal taste, the climate you live in, your budget and your lifestyle. Below I have put together some suggestions based on a seasonal environment, styles that suit most body shapes and colours that compliment most skin and hair tones. These suggestions would mix and match easily and be suitable for various occasions. Click on any image for where to buy. 

Rediscover Your Style

Prior to beginning the construction of your capsule wardrobe, I suggest taking the time to rediscover your individual style. You can accomplish this in an enjoyable way by creating two Pinterest boards – one for colours that you love and one for styles that you love. Pin any images that catch your attention, whether it be a dress, flower, print, or overall look. After a few weeks, you’ll begin to observe some recurring styles and colours. From there, select around eight colours and styles that inspire you and meet your lifestyle demands. I recommend categorising your colours into two types – canvas and paint colours. Canvas colours are neutrals that blend together effortlessly, such as beige, stone, white, ivory cream, French navy, black, or charcoal. Paint colours are brighter, sharper colours that highlight an outfit. Try to choose four canvas colours and three or four paint colours. By selecting a variety of colours, you’ll find it easier to mix and match your wardrobe. Additionally, if you’re interested in discovering more about the colours and styles that complement you, consider a colour analysis and body type styling. Please let me know if you have any questions or require further assistance!

Tips For Decluttering

To make your mornings easier, it’s important to simplify your wardrobe. Before starting a capsule wardrobe, take the time to declutter what you already have. Gather all of your clothes from every storage area and lay them out by category or in ample space. As you go through each item, evaluate its comfort, fit, style, and condition. Eliminate what you no longer need and note what you still need or want to replace. Remember, decluttering doesn’t mean getting rid of everything at once or living with less than you need. It simply means simplifying your wardrobe to make getting dressed easier. There are two ways to declutter effectively;

  1. Find an ample space and place all of your clothes there in categories, for example, jeans, trousers, coats, jumper etc. This option works best for smaller wardrobes or those with larger closets who have the time to go through all the clothes in one go. 
  2. Find space to lay your clothes out and start to declutter by category. You may decide to declutter jeans first. This option works best for those with limited time or with a large overwhelming wardrobe


As you go through each item, ask yourself the following questions;

  1. When was the last time you wore it?
  2. Does it feel comfortable mentally or physically or both?
  3. Does it fit with the colours you chose for your capsule?
  4. Does it fit? If not, put it aside unless you actively see changes towards that weight goal. 
  5. Does the fabric irritate you?
  6. Does it dig in?
  7. What for, or where will you wear it?
  8. Is it damaged? Either fix it or get it fixed; otherwise, remove it?
  9. Do you have duplicates? Work out how many you need by knowing how often you wear them and how often you do a wash cycle. To eliminate what you no longer need, choose the best quality, the newest, the most comfortable and the one that fits you best. 

In the end, note what you still need or what you want to replace and what you want to buy in its place.

Maintaining Your Capsule Wardrobe

Remember that maintaining your capsule wardrobe is just as important as creating it. Avoid making impulse buys that don’t fit with your established guidelines for colour, style, and lifestyle needs. To make the process even easier, download my FREE Capsule Wardrobe Guide that can be used in conjunction with building your wardrobe. You can fill out the guide as you go along and stay on track. If you need additional guidance, feel free to book a FREE consultation with me where we can discuss how I can help you create the perfect wardrobe for your needs.

What Next?

The information given in the post is the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. If you are embarking on anything new get professional advice if required.

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