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The Free Wardrobe Planner You Need For Stunning Outfits

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The Free Wardrobe Planner You Need For Stunning Outfits

Good news for the fashion-forward: planning your wardrobe just got easier. I created this detailed wardrobe planner to guide you through the process from start to finish. 

Table of Contents

Your Free Wardrobe Planner

Style Analysis Worksheet

Wardrobe Color Palette Guide

Core Closet Essentials Section

Digital Wardrobe Planner App

How do I make a wardrobe plan? A 7-Day Guide

Your Free Wardrobe Planner for a Cohesive Closet

Whether you want to build a capsule wardrobe from scratch or you’re looking to refine your existing collection, this wardrobe planner has got you covered.

Click Here for the Free Wardrobe Planner

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What’s Inside The Capsule Wardrobe Planner:

With intentionally crafted sections for defining your personal style, assessing your lifestyle, selecting a color palette, and identifying core wardrobe essentials, you’ll have all your bases covered when creating a versatile and personalized closet.

Here’s a peek at a few of the sections inside: 

Style Analysis Worksheet

Before you build your closet, get clarity on the style you’re going for. This section is all about uncovering your personal style. You’ll use your current wardrobe and your ideal fashion preferences to lead you toward a wardrobe that’s perfectly tailored to you.  

Wardrobe Color Palette Guide

Every capsule wardrobe planner needs to take colors into account. That’s because selecting a cohesive color palette makes creating outfits so seamless. Mixing and matching is delightful when the base color, neutrals, and accents all work well together. So this free wardrobe planner contains a section for you to brainstorm your ideal colors. 

Core Closet Essentials Section

Core pieces make up the foundation of your wardrobe. That’s why this wardrobe planner dedicates a section to helping you select the best pieces. The clarifying checklist in this planner will help you determine what pieces make the cut.

Digital Wardrobe Planner

If you’d prefer to create your dream wardrobe sans paper and pen, you’re in luck. An outfit planning app like Acloset allows you to upload pictures of your clothing and sort pieces into categories. Here’s how it works: 

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Document Your Closet 

You start by uploading pictures of your clothes to be stored in your virtual closet. You can snap some shots of your duds or find pictures of your items from online retailers and upload those instead. As you upload each item, you can select the appropriate category (tops, bottoms, jackets, etc) and mark down what season the item falls into. 

Organize Your Virtual Wardrobe

Now that you’ve uploaded your items, you can sort them into specific groups for easy outfit creation. I created a winter capsule wardrobe and a business capsule wardrobe in the app complete with all the essentials. This step of sorting is optional. But, as a seasoned wardrobe planner, I recommend taking the time to group your clothing. 

Build Your Outfits

It’s my favorite portion of the capsule wardrobe planning process- outfit creation time! If you’ve sorted your clothing into separate closets,, you can simply select the one you want to use and begin building outfits. Acloset offers multiple ways to build outfits so you can create them from scratch or get some help from the app. Then, you can use the calendar within the app to plan your looks for different days of the week. 

There you have it. A digital wardrobe planner that lets you view your closet and create new outfits with ease. Much more seamless than trying to picture your closet and plan outfits in your mind’s eye. 

Get the Capsule Wardrobe Planner PDF Here!

How do I make a wardrobe plan? A 7-Day Guide 

What is the first step in planning your wardrobe? What essentials do I need? Building a functional closet can bring lots of questions. This day by day routine empowers you to create a stunning wardrobe in just one week. 

Day 1: Define Your Style 

Alright, let’s kick off your wardrobe planning journey! Think through your day-to-day activities. What do you do most often? What clothes would support that? It’s equally important to pinpoint what makes you feel confident and comfortable. Think about colors, styles, and silhouettes that resonate with you. Need some structure? The first section of the capsule wardrobe planner pdf will walk you through this step. 

Day 2:  Evaluate Your Wardrobe

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Look at your current closet to find the keep items and the ones you can part ways with.

Open the closet because it’s time for a wardrobe assessment. This is the time to look through Go through your existing clothes and honestly assess each piece. Does it still fit well? Does it reflect your personal style? Is it in good condition? Pull out the must-have pieces that you wear often and feel amazing in. If you followed along in the first section of the wardrobe planner, you already have an idea of what these pieces are. 

Day 3: Choose Your Core Essentials 

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A few of my core essentials- black bodysuit, wide-leg jeans and midi skirt.

Next up, identify your wardrobe essentials. These pieces are the solid foundation of your new and improved wardrobe. Think about those versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched effortlessly. For me, a solid-colored midi skirt, a chic blazer, and a neutral blouse make the list. If you’re unsure which items to pick or need help narrowing it down, don’t worry. The checklist in the capsule wardrobe planner will help you determine which core items make the cut. 

Day 4: Make Note of Wardrobe Gaps

We all have different events and activities to attend. So now is the time to think through the occasions specific to this season. Upcoming weddings, parties, conferences you know the drill. Are there any specific dress codes or activities you need to prepare for? Identify any gaps in your wardrobe for those occasions and note what you need to fill those gaps.

Day 5: Create Your Capsule

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A helpful capsule wardrobe formula for you.

It’s time to create a capsule wardrobe—a set of easy-to-mix-and-match pieces that make for a versatile and cohesive closet. Creating a capsule is much easier once you’ve defined your style, and clothing needs with the wardrobe planner. So don’t view this as a daunting task.

You’ve already laid the groundwork. So bring together those core pieces that you selected earlier and then supporting pieces to expand outfit creation. Missing something? Read on for the next step. 

Day 6: Set a Budget and Shop

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Me inside Everlane, a go- to capsule wardrobe brand.

As you plan your wardrobe, you may notice some missing items. That’s why the wardrobe planner includes a section for your shopping list. Start by determining how much you’re comfortable spending on your wardrobe plan. To make this specific, you can set a budget per piece.

For instance, if your jeans are all worn down, write down the cut and wash of jeans you would like to get and a range of how much you’d like to spend. Do this for each piece that’s on your list. Then, shop the best capsule wardrobe brands to create a well-rounded closet.

Day 7: Plan Your Outfits

Now that you have a full wardrobe, embrace the process of building different outfits and seeing how pieces work together. Get familiar with your closet. The capsule wardrobe planner has a section dedicated to outfit ideation so let your inner stylist run wild. To build stylish outfits, create some outfit formulas that work for you. For instance, an off-the-shoulder sweater and tailored trousers make one of my fall and winter formula favorites. 

Maintain Your Capsule Wardrobe

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As evidenced by our week-long wardrobe-building schedule, creating a functional capsule takes planning.

But what about maintaining it? I’ve got you covered with this guide on refreshing your capsule wardrobe so that it grows with you. In it, you’ll learn:

  • Ways to evaluate your current closet
  • How to transition your closet between seasons
  • Tips on adding new pieces without overflowing your closet
  • Techniques for proper wardrobe maintenance

Your future closet is in good hands.

Your Dream Wardrobe Awaits

You’ve made it to the end, my friend. Be sure to download the capsule wardrobe planner pdf above and follow the steps to a stellar closet.

Browse The Elegance Edit blog for capsule wardrobe guides, checklists, and outfit inspiration.

Here’s to a simplified and chic closet!

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