CFB's Closet Staples: Part 1

Article published at: Feb 12, 2021 Article author: Melynda Hensley
CFB's Closet Staples: Part 1
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What is a capsule wardrobe?

Coined in the 70s by boutique owner, Susie Faux, a capsule wardrobe is the collection of essential, or basic, pieces that are high-quality, neutral colors and fashionably timeless. With all the time being spent at home these days due to the pandemic and the rise of Marie Kondo's tidying tips, the capsule wardrobe has become more appealing to those of us who want to streamline our closets and take the guesswork out of dressing. (Unfortunately, we weren't all blessed with an automated closet like Cher's from the movie, Clueless)

Courtney Carver of Be More With Less defines the capsule wardrobe as:

A small collection of [...] items including clothing, jewelry, accessories, and shoes that encourage you to wear your favorite things every day (not the trendiest things, the most stylish things, or the perfect things…your favorite things). 

It's easy to fall victim to fast-fashion or trendy items, but there comes a time in a woman's life where fashion is less about filling your closet with the latest trends of the season... holding onto it because it was expensive and you "may" wear to an unforeseen, future event... Fashion becomes more about comfort, dependability,  functionality, and versatility. To have a foundation of classic pieces that are easy to mix and match is definitely the way to always look elegantly put together and timeless.

As women who wear multiple hats all through the day, it's nice to have a base of essential pieces to build off and simplify your morning routine (who's not down for that?) Cage Free is here to help, whether you're just starting your capsule closet but balling on a budget, or you're ready to make an investment into some high-quality pieces. 

Budget-Friendly Basics

Black Denim Jacket/ Gray shirt/ White Jeans/ Black Mules

Accessories: $5 Studs Earrings and BouCou Mask Chain {$20} (both are available in store), Buddha Bracelets 

 Investment Essentials

Denim Jacket/ Gray shirt/ White Jeans/ Black Mules

Accessories: Shiela Fajl Stud Earrings, Interlocked Bracelets, and Mask Chain 


So whatever your needs are, Cage Free Boutique is happy to help you have the best shopping experience! 


Comments 1

So spot on! Great blog, Melynda. Thank you for sharing your research and wisdom! I’ll be working on my capsule wardrobe and hope to help some of our gal pals do the same at Cage-free Boutique. 💗

Lori Woosley

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