My Capsule Wardrobe

I have a capsule wardrobe and I’ve spent a good deal of time and money making it so I thought it would be nice to share it with the world.

A capsule wardrobe is basically just a small, deliberately chosen wardrobe with lots of multi-function and multi-season pieces that last a long time and look nice.

This list isn’t meant to be a measuring stick to judge your own wardrobe against, nor is it written in stone. Even well made, durable things wear out and they can’t always be replaced with the exact same thing. So this is just a snapshot of what I’m wearing right now, thanks for checking it out!

Button Downs

Navy with white dots from Old Navy
Navy with white dots (short sleeve) from Old Navy
Performance Flannel from Mizzen & Main
Classic Flannel from Eddie Bauer
Blue check from Forsyth

Pants

Performance Jeans from Patagonia
Quandary Khakis from Patagonia
Ascent Hiking Pants from Eddie Bauer
Ascent Hiking Pants (lined) from Eddie Bauer
Quandary hiking pants from Patagonia

T-Shirts

Two 50/50 Maroon Tees from American Apparel
Two Maroon Tees from Wool and Prince
One long sleeve Tee from Patagonia

Sweatpants

Fleece Synchilla from Patagonia
Black from Public Rec

Shorts

Quandary from Patagonia
Hemp from Patagonia
Dressy shorts from Abercrombie
Baggies from Patagonia
Light Baggies from Patagonia

Shoes

Gridway from Merrell
MOAB 2 from Merrell
Fanning Flip Flops from Reef
Chukkas from Clark’s
Roche One from Nike
Brown Leather Boots from Wolverine

Socks & Underwear

Exofficio Boxer Briefs
Long underwear from Reebok
Wool Long Sleeve Base Layer from Eddie Bauer
50/50 Undershirts from American Apparel
Darn Tough Socks – 11 pair for all seasons

Outerwear

Nano-puff from Patagonia
Snowboarding Jacket from Bonfire
Rain Jacket from Mammut
Zip hoodie from Eddie Bauer
Glove liners from North Face
Glove liners from Burton
Unlined Choppers from Kinco
Two Quarter-zip sweaters from Eddie Bauer
Green Bay Packers Christmas sweater

Formalwear

Two 2-piece suits
5 dress shirts
One pair black leather shoes
Brown belt
Black Belt

Miscellaneous & Gettin’ Dirty

Several old t-shirts
One pair of paint splattered jeans
Two pairs of old athletic shorts
One very worn zip up hoodie
One wool zip up sweater from Goodwill (Eddie Bauer)
One wool sweater from Goodwill (Banana Republic)

Recap

To call this a ‘minimalist’ wardrobe would be a stretch. There’s definitely some pairing down that could be done if needed, but this suits my needs perfectly at the moment. Everything gets worn regularly throughout the year and there’s no single item that I don’t really enjoy wearing.

Everything currently fits in a small closet shared with my wife, two regular dresser drawers, one tiny sock drawer and one bin under the bed for bulky winter gear.

I hope this wardrobe overview helps you on your own journey towards a more intentional wardrobe. If you have any suggestions or want to share your own wardrobe, I’d love to hear it! Leave a comment below or drop me a line.