How To: Create a Capsule Wardrobe

Starting a capsule wardrobe and finding those staple items that last (and, more importantly, that you love) is often an endless search. If you’re desperate to replace your worn-out pieces and seasonal items, the kind of styles that weren’t made to last, we’re here to help. 


We’re huge advocates for switching to a more staple, minimal and high quality wardrobe, since these pieces make you look stylish with little effort. It’s time to start fresh. Here are certain timeless, key staples that the Bo+Tee team swear by, serving as building blocks to any successful workout wardrobe. Trust us when we say; building your own capsule wardrobe has never been easier!


So grab a notebook, pen and your favourite smoothie and keep scrolling below. It’s time to get your capsule wardrobe checklist on the go… 



Soft Shades


First up we’re serving looks in the Chase short sleeve zip crop top and Ride ruched bum mini shorts in shade lilac. A capsule wardrobe doesn’t always mean whites, blacks and beiges, throw in some subtle shades to keep your looks exciting.


Lilac is the ideal shade for just this. The soft, pastel colours can be perfectly paired, or why not mix’n’match? The mini cut of our Ride shorts, functional zip of Chase and cool tones are giving us major spring capsule wardrobe vibes.



To go alongside your light coloured set we’d always recommend a dark one, then these can be styled depending on how you’re feeling. The Instinct zebra seamless short sleeve crop top and matching Hit The High mini shorts in indigo are always a good idea... if you’re asking us! 


This set is the ultimate figure flattering, performance focused fit. Made with seamless stretchy fabric that was made to last. You can easily mix and match this set with others in the Unstoppable x Brit Manuela collection so you can create a look to suit your taste.





Finding that perfect pair of trainers for your workout is extremely difficult since there are just so many options to choose from! While only you can know which trainers suit your specific needs, we can certainly recommend some timeless and truly versatile styles! 


We’re loving the New Balance 990s at the moment, which are the ultimate “Dad” trainer among the It-girls. Perfect for evening walks in the summer months and lifting in the gym, these trainers can also instantly elevate off-duty dressing. Pair them with your favourite Bo+Tee set, an oversized sweater or jacket and your favourite sunglasses for that model off-duty look. 


Shoes and accessories are the perfect way to add something a little extra to your look. Again, try choosing trainers that’ll match with multiple outfits so you get the most wear out of them. This is sure to help you save money and take a small step towards becoming more sustainable.



Matching Sets


No longer reserved for just the gym, matching workout sets can be your style companion this year! These can be dressed up with a coat, sunglasses and your favourite pair of trainers for a chic post-workout look. Alternatively try styling a matching set with an oversized knit sweater for a cool yet casual working from home outfit. Not only will you be comfortable, but you’ll be looking stylish all day long!


Make sure to choose a set that you can wear time and time again. This is what makes an item a wardrobe staple, something that won’t age quickly. Matching activewear sets are key throughout all seasons. 


During spring/summer you can layer with a lightweight white shirt to keep you cool on those warmer days. During autumn/winter we’d recommend wrapping up with a throw over coat and scarf.



Here at Bo+Tee we have so many options to choose from when it comes to matching sets. For example, our Limitless zebra seamless scoop neck sports bra and matching Power Play seamless full length leggings in sage. 


The Limitless sports bra offers flex and support like no other. It’s created in seamless knit fabric that wicks away sweat, ensuring you stay comfortable whatever you’re doing. Paired with the Power Play leggings, this set will sculpt your shape to perfection whatever the season.



Oversized Sweatshirt 


Invest in an oversized sweatshirt now and you’ll be wearing it for years to come. Our Recovery Oversized Sweatshirt in lilac is perfect for keeping you warm on those chilly morning walks. Not to mention, it helps you look that little bit more “put together” during your post-workout brunch. An oversized sweatshirt is a timeless classic, and will be your best friend whilst en route to the gym, lounging about on rest days, or during work-from-home Fridays! 


Try our Recovery sweatshirt in shade lilac. Made in a relaxed oversized fit, it’s safe to say chilled vibes never looked so good. Throw yours on with matching joggers or cycling shorts and a sports bra for a chic athleisure look.



Tote Bags


Not only does a tote bag elevate your existing closet and make life on the go feel that little bit easier, but it also doubles as a gym bag! Whether you opt for a leather or canvas tote, we love that your outfit will look polished whilst you’re being practical! 


These larger bags will always be in style, and are so convenient if you’re going straight from work to the gym, allowing you to carry all of your workout essentials!



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