Get inspired to create more than 30 outfits from just 15 pieces (4 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 outerwear, 1 dress, 3 shoes, and 2 bags) in this mini green capsule wardrobe!
Green is a versatile color. It can be the accent color in your wardrobe or a neutral color. Hence, creating a versatile and stylish green capsule wardrobe is more than possible! You can create a color palette consisting only of the green color with different hues.
However, creating a one-color-based capsule wardrobe can make it look boring and plain. But you can avoid that by incorporating different patterns and textures.
In this post, I will share how to build a green capsule wardrobe, creating a green color palette and green outfit ideas. Let’s get started!
How to Build a Green Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe caters to your own needs and lifestyle. So, when you are trying to build one for yourself, make sure all the pieces included are functional and practical for you.
List your daily activities
The first step to building a capsule wardrobe is to identify and list all your daily activities. This step is important as every person has different life and needs. College students’ capsule wardrobes can look very different from white-collar workers.
Include the key pieces
Once you have done listing your daily activities, include the key pieces that cater to your lifestyle. For example, a college student may need comfortable pieces like sweaters and hoodies as well as formal pieces like blazers for formal presentations.
Create a color palette
Color palettes help you build cohesive outfits. Include colors that can match each other well so you can create many different stylish outfits form your capsule wardrobe. One way to create a well-balanced and good color palette for you is to learn more about your own personal color.
Some people look good in warm colors while some look good in cool colors. Learning about your own personal color can takes time but it is worth it.
Green Capsule Wardrobe Color Palette
There are many good color palettes you create based on the green color. I will give you a few examples for your guide. Any color can be warm, cool, or neutral colors. Green is a cool color because it has a cool undertone. However, when you add a yellow tone to it, it can become a warm green.
Here are examples of warm, cool, and neutral green colors:
You can mix and match those colors to create a suitable color palette based on your own skin tone. Here are some of the green color palettes you can try:
Neutral Green Color Palette
Warm Green Color Palette
Neutral and Warm Green Color Palette
Cool Green Color Palette
Green Capsule Wardrobe Checklist
The pieces listed here are based on my own personal needs and observations. You can adjust the list according to your own life. Here are my green capsule wardrobe essential pieces:
- Button-down shirt
- Maxi skirts
- Maxi dress
- Tote bag
Green Capsule Wardrobe Basics
1. Button-down shirt
Personally, button-down shirts are must-have pieces for me. It is really versatile and easy to style. I really love oversized shirts, you can wear them on their own, make them as outerwear, or layer it with other pieces.
T-shirts are another staple piece in capsule wardrobes. They can be worn throughout the year and through different seasons. It is stylish during the warm seasons and is a great layering piece during the cold seasons.
Sweatshirts are cozy and comfortable. It is casual and great for laid-back and lazy days. You can style them towards streetwear style or a clean smart casual look. It is one of the go-to tops to grab for running errands because it is easy to wear.
Blouses are a great addition to a capsule wardrobe. You need one for special occasions like going to formal events. Choose a timeless design that you are comfortable wearing and that can last for a long time.
Jeans are definitely the item everyone needs in their wardrobe. It is very easy to style and it looks stylish! Opt for timeless designs like straight-cut jeans or mom jeans. You can choose classic blue denim for the color or any other color that you like.
Tailored trousers or wide-leg trousers go a long way. This staple piece can instantly elevate your whole outfit. You can wear it to work, school, or for casual days out. Trousers are one of the pieces that flatters most body type.
7. Maxi skirts
Maxi skirts are a must-have especially for modest dresser like me. There are many ways you can style a maxi skirts. Wear it with any top or dresses! One of the most flattering skirts is A-line skirts. Most body type look good in it.
8. Maxi dress
Maxi dresses are a life-saviour especially when you need a special attire for special events. This is our little black dress, that we can style up or style down for any events. Personally, I think wrap dresses are the most flattering as it gives a good shape to the wearer.
This is one of the go-to shoes to wear especially during laid-back days or you just want to be comfortable. Choose one that is comfortable for you and can be worn with many different outfits. Classic and signature sneakers collection from different brands would be good.
Flats are comfortable and easy to wear as well. But they look more soft and elegant. You can wear it to anywhere and be comfortable but stylish. There are many different designs for flats that you can choose from. Opt for the one that fits your whole capsule wardrobe.
Boots are chic and sophisticated. It is good to wear during chilly days. My personal favorite is Chelsea boots as the look is clean and timeless. I can wear it with any outfit and the whole look instantly become better.
Handbags are crucial for us. We need to have a space that can store all the things we need when we are outside! Handbags especially are a great accessories that complete the whole outfit. Opt for the timeless design and that goes with most things in your own wardrobe.
13. Tote bag
Tote bags are usually large and great for school or work. Depending on your lifestyle and needs, you may need a leather tote bag that can last a long time or you may need a canvas tote bag that is practical for many things.
Blazers are another versatile classic piece. You can wear it to practically anywhere you need to look presentable and put-together. You can also style it up or down for different occasions. It is great for school, work or just going out with friends.
Cardigans are elegant and sophisticated. It can make your whole outfit look softer and cozy. Personally I like oversized cardigans as I can style it with different things like a dress or jumpsuits.
Green Capsule Wardrobe Outfit Ideas
Button-down Shirt Outfit Ideas
Green Striped T-shirt Outfit Ideas
Olive Green Blouse Outfits
Green Sweatshirt Outfits
Green Maxi Dress Outfit Idea
If you are interested to be inspired with more one-color-based capsule wardrobes, I have them for you here:
- Teal Capsule Wardrobe
- Burgundy Capsule Wardrobe
- Grey Capsule Wardrobe
- Pink Capsule Wardrobe
- All-black Capsule Wardrobe
- Brown Capsule Wardrobe
- Blue Capsule Wardrobe