After you’ve decided which items to purge, it’s time to formulate your capsule wardrobe. You’ll find there are different suggestions on how many pieces belong in a capsule wardrobe. One blogger suggests choosing 37 year-round pieces, plus an additional four to eight pieces for each new season. For example, pieces relevant for summer could be sandals, a pair of denim shorts, and sundress.
Another guide to follow is the Project 333 method. This author wrote a book that encourages minimalist living with 33 items or less in your closet for three months. This includes shoes, jewelry, and accessories (but it doesn’t include underwear or sleepwear). Start by dividing your closet into three piles: love, maybe, and toss. Then make a list of 33 items from the love pile that you’ll be wearing for the next three months.
Experts suggest choosing pieces with a certain color palette rather than having a huge selection. This is because you want to be able to wear the items together without having to worry about if it will match. The more clothes match, the more outfits your capsule wardrobe will be able to provide.