A Capsule Wardrobe For Teens

The teenage years are hard enough without having to worry about what to wear. A teen capsule wardrobe can help. Once you find the colours and styles that suit you, you will find it easier to choose an outfit in the morning. I have worked one on one with teenagers, and unlike everyone else, they have not necessarily found their identity yet. In this post, I take you through every step to building a capsule wardrobe that works for you or your teenager.

Teen Shoes

Teen Accessories

How To Find Your Style

The first step in building a teen capsule wardrobe is to find out what colours suit you and what you like. Let’s look at the colour first. There are several reasons why one colour might work better than another. You could try a full colour analysis and personal style guide, but for now, let’s look at what you should consider when choosing colours for your teen capsule wardrobe. Consider all of the following points and apply them to your eye, skin and hair colour to learn what colours should suit you. 

  • First, consider if you have warm (yellow) or cool (blue) based skin. Look at the inside of your wrist. If your veins look blue, you are likely to have cool based skin, and if your veins appear green, you have warm based skin. Choose the warmth of colour based on whichever skin tone you have. 
  • Next, consider the depth of your skin, porcelain skin suits pale tones while dark skin suits colours of a deeper shade. Darker skin can generally accommodate brighter shades too. 
  • Finally, consider the contrast between your eyes, hair and skin. If you have a lot of difference between your hair and skin, for example, dark hair with pale skin and freckles, you can afford to wear high contrast in your clothes too. Dark skin and hair should mainly stick with darker or brighter shades and avoid pastels. Pale skin and hair should mostly stick to pastel shades. 
  • There are a few colours which suit all skin and hair tones, charcoal, blood red, ivory, stone, beige, bottle green and royal blue all suit everyone.
  • The next stage is finding your style. Whether you are a teenager yourself, or you are reading this for one, you know, go to Pinterest and open up two boards. If you are not sure how to do this, look on Youtube for videos on Pinterest for beginners. Once you have opened your two boards, one will be for colours, and the other will be for the style. This part of the process should be fun. Search for pins at the top of the page, and pin any you like to your style board. Please do the same for colours and pin them onto your colour board. To search for colours, punch in ‘swatches’ or ‘palette’ alongside the colour you are searching for. For example, ‘bright blue colour palette.’ When looking for colours, consider the examples above in what shades will suit you best. 

Teen Trousers

Teen Tops

Teen Capsule Wardrobe Examples

Below are some great examples of what your teen capsule wardrobe can look like. All of the styles below will suit every skin tone and all have a link to where you can purchase them. 

Teen Jackets

Teen Coats

The idea is to choose a few key pieces in a small selection of colours. Try and choose no more than seven colours for your first capsule. Be very intentional about what you add to it and avoid impulse buys! 

Teen Dresses

Teen Skirts

So there you have it, my guide to a teen capsule wardrobe. What has worked well for you? If your teen needs more long-term support in identifying their style, or one-on-one help check out my personal styling services. 

Capsule Wardrobe For Teens
Capsule Wardrobe For Teenagers

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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