Frank And Oak Summer Capsule Wardrobe
What if I told you that these 10 pieces of clothes could create a month’s worth of outfits? And what if I told you that they all came from the same subscription box? – Frank And Oak Style Plan?
Exciting right?! I’m a big believer in “less is more” and I love getting use out of the items I own, especially when it comes to clothes. And the best way to utilize the clothes in your closet is to create a capsule wardrobe.
Today I am going to show you how to make the most out of your Frank And Oak Style Plan subscription by using your Style Plan items to create a Summer Capsule Wardrobe! Let’s go over the details.
What is Frank And Oak Style Plan?
Style Plan is a new and easy service from Frank And Oak that sorts you out with great style on a regular basis (without the fuss), at a low cost. When you subscribe to Frank And Oak Style Plan, their Stylists pick out the latest seasonal pieces based on your personal preferences and send them straight to your door every month. You can try on the items from the comfort of your own home, and pay for only those you decide to keep. Save up to 20% on every order with free shipping and returns. You can skip a month or cancel anytime.
What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
Capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.
With a Capsule Wardrobe you want to rid your closet of all the items you don’t like, that don’t fit, that are of poor quality and items that don’t go with the pieces you decided to keep. You want all your items to mix and match. This makes getting dressed in the morning that much easier, not to mention the fact that your closet will be more organized.
Today I have used 10 basic pieces to create a month’s worth of outfits. First let’s look at the items I chose……
Since it is Summer I decided to create a capsule wardrobe appropriate for the warm weather. I started with three basic tank tops that everyone should have in their closet – white muscle tank, striped tank, black cami.
With the bottoms I chose two that were warm weather appropriate and combined them with a pair of jeans that will get me through the entire year – army green skirt, black high-rise shorts, skinny jeans.
For the shoes I went with basic black as I will be able to wear these with all the other pieces in my Summer Capsule Wardrobe, as well as most of the items in my current wardrobe.
With a capsule wardrobe it’s important to have a couple of quality over-pieces – whether it be jackets, cardigans, blazers, etc.
For my last piece I went with a denim jumper because of its versatility. The dress is meant to be worn with a top underneath which means you can create a number of different looks depending on what you pair it with. It’s also a classic piece that I can wear all year round.
Now……let’s have a look at the outfits I created with these pieces……
Outfits 1 – 9
With the jeans I was able to create 9 different outfits simply by changing out the tank and adding a jacket. My favourite outfit of these is definitely the last one – jeans, striped tank, blazer.
Outfits 10 – 18
By now you can probably see a pattern. I was able to create 9 different outfits with each of my three bottoms. Once you get into the habit of working with a capsule wardrobe your outfit possibilities are endless. My favourite outfit out of these is the first one – white tank, shorts.
Outfits 19 – 27
Here again we have 9 different outfit possibilities. With a Capsule Wardrobe it’s a good idea to stick to neutral colors – white, black, grey, denim – and add it a pop of color here and there. That’s what I have done with the army green skirt. It’s still considered a neutral color when it comes to fashion as it goes with almost everything, but it doesn’t come across as a neutral. If that makes sense….
Outfits 28 – 36
Lastly we have the denim jumper. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to create as many outfits with this piece but it worked out beautifully. I was able to follow the same structure here and create 9 more outfit possibilities.
Frank And Oak Summer Capsule Wardrobe – Final Thoughts
I have to be honest, my Frank And Oak Style Plan Summer Capsule Wardrobe turned out even better than I expected. When I first started picking out the items my idea was to use 10 pieces to create 10 outfits. In the end I was able to create a total of 36 outfits which means you have a month’s worth of style options (and then some) in one small little stack of clothes. Capsule Wardrobes aren’t for everyone but I happen to be a huge fan. I love the simplicity, not to mention the money I am saving and the extra closet space it creates.
So……my advice to you…..clean out your closet, sign up for Frank And Oak Style Plan and start creating your own capsule wardrobe. Use your monthly Frank And Oak Style Plan delivery to create your base wardrobe and add to it each month. You will thank me for it later.