How many times have you opened your closet, only to be overwhelmed by the feeling that you’ve got nothing to wear? If you’ve experienced this dilemma, don’t worry you’re not alone. In fact, according to Finery’s State of Women’s Closets survey, 61% of women think to themselves “I have nothing to wear,” at least once a week.

We believe there’s a better way to get dressed! When you rent your clothes, you have the freedom to live more with less. We’re excited to be launching a clothing rental subscription service early fall 2019, by invitation only, to start. Learn more.

Save shopping for high-quality, long-lasting pieces that match your lifestyle. Think a great pair of jeans or a classic trench coat. We recommend streamlining your closet to a capsule wardrobe made up of really versatile pieces that go with everything (including your future RfR rentals!).

To get you started, we’ve put together the essential items for building your perfect capsule wardrobe.

Essentials to Starting a Capsule Wardrobe

A few classic outerwear pieces instantly elevate any outfit. Think a seasonal coat, trench coat, jean jacket and moto jacket.

Consider layers as the building blocks for all of your outfits. We suggest having some versatile pieces that can easily be paired with the rest of your wardrobe (e.g., a blazer, a cardigan, a turtleneck and a sweater).

When it comes to tops, we recommend choosing a couple of styles that can be dressed up or down, such as a white button-down shirt, a blouse, a silk camisole, and a neutral coloured t-shirt.

For bottoms, black trousers, a pencil, or flared skirt and a pair of jeans that fit you perfectly are a good starting point. We also love a pair of black leggings – these are essential for lounging, running errands, working out, and everything in between.

A capsule wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without an LBD (little black dress). Other timeless styles to include? A slip dress, wrap dress and sheath dress. Whether for a night out, a client meeting or a dinner with friends, these four dresses make pulling a look together feel effortless.

A mix of dressy and casual shoes that are both comfortable and practical are a good place to start. Our top picks would be flats, sandals, sneakers, pumps and ankle boots.

When accessorizing a capsule wardrobe, look for key staples that will work seamlessly with the rest of your closet (e.g., a dainty necklace in gold or silver, simple stud earrings, a chic pair of sunglasses, a classic belt, a scarf, and an everyday bag).

Now’s your opportunity to experiment with new styles that don’t take up ANY extra closet space. Sign up to join the RfR clothing rental subscription service wait-list, here.

What are your thoughts on starting a capsule wardrobe? Tell us in the comments below!