How to Build a French Capsule Wardrobe 2024

5 Tips-On How to Build a French Capsule Wardrobe

People often want to channel the elegance of French women. They have an amazing way of looking casually perfect and completely put together.

You can choose this style by starting with the French capsule wardrobe.

This includes the five pieces of clothing that you need to turn yourself out just right every time.
French Capsule Wardrobe

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French Minimalistic Wardrobe

1.The Top

You will choose several classic tops that can mix and match with anything else in your closet. Make sure that you have the following:

  • White button-down
  • Silk blouse
  • Cashmere sweater
  • Black dress
  • Blazer
  • Three tees in white, gray, or black
  • Three tanks in white, gray, or black
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@Camille Yolain

French Wardrobe Uniform


Collect the following bottoms for your wardrobe:

  • Black pants
  • Trouser jeans
  • Skinny jeans
  • Black skirt
  • Black shorts
French Minimalistic Capsule Wardrobe 2021
@Anne Laure Mais

Minimalistic Closet

3.The Jacket

The following jackets allow you to easily mix and match your style:

  • Classic trench
  • Leather jacket
  • Winter coat
  • Black suit
French Capsule Wardrobe 2021
@Sabine Socol

Capsule Closet

4.The Shoes

With these five basic shoes, you can complete any outfit for work:

  • Classic flats
  • Black stilettos
  • Ankle boots
  • Sandals
  • Sneakers
capsule wardrobe 2021
@Leia Sfez

5.The Accessories

Accessories help you to change up your outfits and change the focal point. Whether it’s your bag or your scarf, you can completely change your look this way. Be sure to have the following in your closet.

  • Diamond stud earrings
  • Watch
  • Simple ring
  • Silk scarf
  • Leather bag
  • Clutch
Parisian Capsule Wardrobe
@Juny Breeze

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