Your Ultimate Student Casual Capsule Wardrobe Checklist

by HARPER SINCLAIR

Student Capsule Wardrobe How to Guide

This casual capsule wardrobe will also work for stylish mums (moms), people who work with children, weekend wear and holiday wear.

How do you create the ultimate student wardrobe?

How do you create a buzz around your style that others aspire too?
You are on a budget, you want to feel stylish, how do these two entities mix? 

Student collage uni - Capsule wardrobe essential basics

You can spend your days studying living in track-suit pants, slouchy tops and ugg boots (these are some stylish ones). There isn't anything wrong with this look, these work great for around the house.

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Though if you don't stick to stylish casuals you will start to look drab. Looking drab can take its toll. It's fine for a while to not clean your clothes, to wear them for days on end and not worry about how you look.
Until - it affects how you feel.
You start feeling how you look and well that's drab, dirty and smelly.
Looking and feeling stylish doesn't need to be expensive - it's being clever.
You can have to build a student capsule wardrobe and be 'the student' who always looks stylish and feels good about themselves.
Don't you agree that sounds good!

BTW - What is a Capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a go-to selection of fashion items that are all your favourite. They are fashion items that make you feel empowered, cool, energized - then you put them on and you know you look amazing and that makes you feel amazing! 
They are interchangeable which means they can be mixed and matched effortlessly and styled together to create new looks and a large range of outfits.
Hmm, what is it to be?
For those of you who want to save money, buy only what feels a need not a whim read on.

Student Capsule Wardrobe Rules

Do - Have a budget and stick to it.
Don't - Buy using a credit card unless you have the funds available and the spending fits within the above budget.
Do - Choose a colour palette, how to coordinate your capsule wardrobe using colour.
Don't - Mix have core fashion basics in brights. If lime green is your favourite colours save it for a special item. 
Do - Dress for your lifestyle. Choose clothes that best suited to a students life. Low maintenance fabrics and easy wearing casual clothes.
Don't - Worry about others. If you feel good in something then wear it and shine. 
Do - Buy key fashion basics, in the best fabric you can afford.
Don't - Steer clear of cheap cotton and mass-produced clothes where possible.

How to Build a Student Capsule Wardrobe

Where should you start when building a student capsule wardrobe?

A blank canvas is best - yep, this means strip your wardrobe and drawers. Pile it all on your bed. Studying can wait for an hour or two. Nothing like some study distraction, procrastination all in the aim of looking and feeling good.
The best strategy is to take out all your favourite things. Anything you are like 'oh I love this', 'I feel so good when I wear this' - that kind of vibe.
Now has been left out? 
What is missing?
What do you always seem to be lacking? 
Less is more, spend less and buy the items you really love! 

Student Capsule Wardrobe - Essential Basics

Buy from fashion labels who have well-made clothes are part of their core values. This means quality fabrics and workmanship. Fashion basics don't need to be more complicated than this - keep it simple and buy better.

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It’s time to make yourself a capsule wardrobe, remove the stress and expense from looking stylish. 
Think of how powerful you feel when you are wearing something you truly love.
One fashion item can transform your whole sense of self. Imagine an entire outfit!

For starters take a good look at what you have.

Do you have these key student capsule wardrobe must-have basics?

How fab are these Volcom jeans 2 different styles to choose from!

Perfect student kick about jeans.
Volcom makes jeans that are sweet on your wallet and last well beyond any of these cheap buy jeans. The perfect affordable option.
So affordable you probably should consider both! wink, wink

1. Volcom - Blue ripped super stoned skinny jeans 

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Volcom - Blue ripped super stoned skinny jeans

 

2. Volcom - Skinny blue liberator high rise jeans

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Volcom - Skinny blue liberator high rise jeans

What should you have in your capsule wardrobe?

You typically need to select 30 key capsule wardrobe pieces.
They don't need to be the same style, but that can help. You do need to pick pieces that serve a purpose. If you are a sneaker style girl then choosing 1 pair of your dream sneakers is all you need. Ok, maybe 2 if that is your thing! When they get tired and worn out sure then buy a replacement. Do you really need 10 pairs of sneakers that you kind of like?
If you do have many shoes - stop and have a think about how many do you really love. More than likely 2/3 come to mind. If you don't love any of your shoes then bingo that needs some focus. Find some shoes you do love that you can wear every day with all your clothes.

Student Capsule Wardrobe Sneaker Shopping

If you are going to limit yourself to 1-3 pairs of sneakers they have to be street smart comfortable and look the style you like.
Generally, you are a Vans or Converse fit.
Converse are the go-to shoes for many people and Vans for the others.
The more you chat about shoes with people (if this is something you would even discuss - um yes of course). The more you figure out there are the Converse wearers and the Vans wearers.  Personally, Converses are the absolute hand's done winner for the comfort of my feet and the style they create. Remember to buy shoes in your preferred base colour/s.

Converse - All-black low sneakers

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Converse - All-black low sneakers shoes

Converse - Grey low sneakers

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Converse - Grey low sneakers shoes


Vans - 
Old skool C black and white

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Vans - Old skool C black and white

You can wear these key capsule wardrobe sneakers with jeans, skirts, dresses - they can be styled over and over again. The focus is you love these shoes and they make you feel excited every time you see them.
If you have the shoes then move on to the next most important style piece. Maybe it's your jeans? A capsule wardrobe dress? For me, it always tops that are a wardrobe dilemma. I never seem to have enough of them. I know that is a capsule wardrobe essential that I can spend money on, money that I am spending wisely because I actually need that item.
It makes more sense to buy one item you really love and get a deep pleasure than to keep buying lots of fashion pieces you kind of like, that kind of make you feel good.
Get started today transforming your student wardrobe into the ultimate wardrobe. You have the how to it's time to do it!
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