My 27-Piece Winter 2023 Classic Neutral Capsule Wardrobe In My Closet


See everything in my own capsule wardrobe, which includes tops, bottoms, layers and shoes, in mostly neutral colors. My capsule wardrobe is based on the Simplified Style®: Classic Casual Capsule Wardrobe. I’m showing everything in my own personal capsule wardrobe in my closet, here on the blog.

For those of you that follow the Classy Yet Trendy blog, you know that I have been using a capsule wardrobe in my closet for several years. I absolutely love using a capsule wardrobe every season, as it helps me get dressed quickly and easily everyday. A capsule wardrobe is a small set of clothes and shoes, which all mix and match, so you can have dozens of outfit combinations ready to wear. Using a capsule wardrobe lets you focus on more important things in your life and takes the stress away from getting dressed.

My full-time job is administering Classy Yet Trendy, as the sole person who does everything while working at home. Since I work at home, I like to wear elevated-casual styles like jeans and casual pants, tops and layers. My job everyday consists of: working at my desk, doing photo sessions of clothes and shoes, moving about creating flatlays for Instagram, etc., so dresses and skirts are not feasible for my work-week lifestyle. On Sundays, I do wear skirts and dresses to church, in addition to wearing outfits from my capsule wardrobe since we all dress casual at our church.

Living in Alabama, our Winters are general mild with hardly any snow and typically last until around the end of February. Our temperatures are on average about 30/45 degrees in the daytime in Winter, so I will usually wear jeans, loafers (with no-show socks), leather sneakers, ankle boots, sweaters, cardigans over long sleeve tees and lightweight coats.

I created my all-neutral capsule for my closet based on the women’s Simplified Style®: Classic Casual – A Year-Round Foundation Capsule Wardrobe. In Simplified Style®, there are 400+ outfit combinations for the entire year, capsulea for all seasons, outfit calendars and more!

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Simplified Style CLASSIC CASUAL Capsule Wardrobe - Cover

My Color Palette

For this Winter 2023 season, I chose “black” as the base color for my capsule wardrobe. I chose black as my own personal preference, so if you are referencing this post to create your capsule wardrobe for the Winter season, feel free to use your favorite neutral base color (other base colors can be navy, charcoal, brown, etc).

The capsule wardrobes I share from my own closet every season are clothes that I have in my own closet and goes with my personal style. Everyone has their own personal style as well as color preference in clothes and may be based on the weather where you live, so your wardrobe may be different from mine. You are welcome to use my capsule wardrobes here on the blog as inspiration for creating your own! While I don’t have a guide of outfits for my own personal capsule wardrobes, feel free to follow along on my Instagram account @classyyettrendy, where I share outfits I wear from my capsule wardrobe throughout the season, as well as outfit collages and outfit ideas!

If you need a complete wardrobe for the season, then you may enjoy using one of my “ready to wear” capsule wardrobes in other styles available in the Capsule Wardrobe Store!

Since my favorite colors are mostly neutrals and blue, I chose those colors for my color palette!

My own capsule wardrobe from my closet…

My 27-Piece WINTER 2023 Classic Casual Neutral Capsule Wardrobe - Flatlay revised

What Is My Personal Style?

My first and foremost favorite style is “Classic” with a bit of “French Minimalist” style, which may include solid color tees, button-down shirts, casual pants, jeans, cardigans, denim jackets, loafers, mules and flats. What is “classic” style? Classic style includes timeless designs that stand the test of time, never go out of fashion and are mostly solid, neutral colors. I love the simplicity of classic styles and I enjoy wearing this style the most. I create French Minimalist capsule wardrobes every season…see them here!

How Did I Create This Capsule Wardrobe?

I created my own capsule wardrobe for my closet based on my best-selling capsule collection, Simplified Style®: Classic Casual Capsule Wardrobe. I also followed the 4 steps in my blog post, How To Start A Capsule Wardrobe: An Easy 4-Step Visual Guide to create my capsule.

What Is In My Capsule Wardrobe?

Here’s everything in my Winter 2023 Classic Casual Capsule Wardrobe. For my own capsule wardrobe, I included 27 tops, bottoms, layers and shoes.


When I create a capsule wardrobe, I select my tops first, but you can also start building your capsule by choosing bottoms or shoes first! Here is my capsule wardrobe on the clothes rack in my studio room.


Here is everything in my own Winter 2023 capsule wardrobe, along with shopping links to either the actual or similar items (in case it is sold out), so you can add them to your closet!


Tops & Layers

I used mostly closet foundation essentials with some trending pieces to build my capsule wardrobe! You can use similar pieces to mine (shopping links are below) OR you can “shop your closet” too, including your favorite pieces for your capsule.


Left To Right:
I linked “similar” items if any of my exact ones are sold out.

chambray shirt in “sapphire rinse” exact
long sleeve tee in “white” exact
striped long sleeve tee in “ivory/black” exact
long sleeve ribbed tee in “black” exact
crewneck cashmere sweater in “hthr ash” exact
v-neck cocoon cardigan in “grey dark heather” exact
striped cashmere sweater in “camel with black stripes” exact
mongolian cashmere sweater in “oatmeal” exact only $50 and SO SOFT!
fisherman cashmere sweater in “ivory” exact less than $100!
cocoon cashmere cardigan in “oatmeal” exact SO SOFT! runs large – I sized down to a small
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long sweater blazer coat in “hthr birch” exact
wool topcoat in “hthr camel” exact / similar wool coat in “light brown”
polarquilt fleece-lined jacket in “black” exact
gray belted coat same style but this year’s color is a lighter gray tone

Shop The Tops & Layers:

You may also like:

How To Create A Carry-On Capsule Wardrobe (Spring Edition) + Outfits
How To Create a Core Closet
How To Create a Classic Wardrobe
How To Dress Like a French Woman


I have 6 bottoms in my capsule wardrobe. Since I work from home, I dress casual and wear jeans and pants. This Winter, I included jeans just from personal preference. For my jeans, I prefer soft, stretchy jeans that hold their shape, to bend and move in them easily.


Left To Right:
I linked “similar” items if any of my exact ones are sold out.

black slim-straight jeans in “opulent black” exact
black wash straight jeans in “ash black” exact
dark wash straight jeans in “kinsley” exact
medium wash slim-straight jeans in “5 yrs blue essense” exact
light wash slim-straight jeans in “lakeshore wash” same style, similar color
ecru slim-straight jeans in “natural” exact / similar jeans in “natural denim”

Shop The Bottoms:



TOP ROW (Left To Right):

similar black boots in “true black”
brown boots in “british tan” / similar boots in “saddle”
brown loafers in “hazelnut leather” / similar brown loafers in “dark tan leather”
black horsebit loafers in “black leather” / similar black loafers in “black leather”

BOTTOM ROW (Left To Right):

Bit loafers in “cedarwood”
leather/suede sneakers in “white/black”
casual leather sneakers in “white”

Shop The Shoes:

I’ll be sharing outfits I wear from my capsule wardrobe on my Instagram @classyyettrendy!


A Bit Of Inspiration For Your Day:

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – Corinthians 13:13

My WINTER 2023 Classic Neutral Capsule Wardrobe In My Closet
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  1. You could add in any of these festive color items to make a few Christmas/Holiday outfits:

    Red plaid shirt:
    Red sweater:–eLJfA
    Plaid midi skirt:
    Plaid pants either in “Stewart Plaid” or “Blackwatch Plaid”:
    Plaid turtleneck:

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 😀

  2. I love this. I too lean toward French minimalist and casual classic style. I love seeing your personal capsule wardrobes.
    I’ve been purchasing your capsules for many years and they have helped me to find my style and narrow down exactly what I wear.
    Merry Christmas!

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