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This Capsule Wardrobe Is Like The Swiss Army Knife Of Clothing

If you want clothing that can last for years and make you look good 24/7, the Vetta capsule wardrobe is an A+ choice.

In an effort to simplify my (overstuffed) closet, I recently tried Vetta, a clothing company that creates mini capsule wardrobes made of up to five pieces (including the sweater I'm wearing here) that can be mixed and matched for a month’s worth of outfits.

After organizing the clothes I loved and donating anything I no longer needed, I decided to focus on only adding new pieces that were 1. Quality, 2. Versatile, and 3. Outfit staples. Vetta checked all of these boxes for me.
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After organizing the clothes I loved and donating anything I no longer needed, I decided to focus on only adding new pieces that were 1. Quality, 2. Versatile, and 3. Outfit staples. Vetta checked all of these boxes for me.

What’s a capsule wardrobe? Glad you asked.

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A capsule wardrobe is built out of functional, durable, and beautiful items that you can mix and match in endless ways for years to come.

At their best, capsule wardrobes also help to cut back on fashion waste — the average American throws away 82 pounds (!) of textile waste a year — and ideally, save you money. You'll be investing in quality rather than spending on trends.

Vetta's capsules are like a jump start for your wardrobe: A few key pieces that serve you in many ways. From there, you can continue to build to suit whatever your needs may be.

I decided on the Minimal Capsule: One pair of pants, a sweater, a shirt dress, a long cardigan, and a reversible jumper.

Usually between a Medium and Large, I ordered a size Medium in everything — hoping that everything would fit — and it did. Even the pants, which are just the right amount of stretchy to feel like leggings but look professional for work, feel just right! Right now, Vetta comes in sizes XS-XL, and I’m hoping they’ll include more inclusive sizing in the future.The Minimal Capsule costs $529 with the code "Minimalcapsule" for all 5 pieces, but you can buy them individually, too.
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Usually between a Medium and Large, I ordered a size Medium in everything — hoping that everything would fit — and it did. Even the pants, which are just the right amount of stretchy to feel like leggings but look professional for work, feel just right! Right now, Vetta comes in sizes XS-XL, and I’m hoping they’ll include more inclusive sizing in the future.

The Minimal Capsule costs $529 with the code "Minimalcapsule" for all 5 pieces, but you can buy them individually, too.

After receiving the clothing, I realized I hadn’t understood just how versatile these pieces really were. This capsule wardrobe was like the Swiss Army Knife of clothing!

Yes, the items could be combined to create different outfits. But the items also morph into different pieces, becoming new versions of themselves with the unbuttoning of a button or the unzipping of a zipper.

The Oversized Sweater comes with a removable turtle neck with buttons down the back (Option 1). Add the turtle neck for a different look (Option 2).

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Get it for $159 (available in Grey and Black, sizes XS-XL).

The buttons can be worn open (Option 3) or closed in the front as well (Option 4) .

Get it for $159 (available in Grey and Black, sizes XS-XL).
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Get it for $159 (available in Grey and Black, sizes XS-XL).

The Convertible Shirt Dress comes as, ya know, a dress (Option 1) but the skirt half of the dress can be unzipped to reveal a cropped shirt (Option 2).

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Get it for $119 (available in 2 colors, sizes XS-XL).

You can also wear it tied up in the front (Option 3).

Get it for $119 (available in 2 colors, sizes XS-XL).
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Get it for $119 (available in 2 colors, sizes XS-XL).

The Long Cardigan comes with a waist tie and can be worn as a dress with the buttons in the front (Option 1) or the back (Option 2).

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Get it for $139 (available in Black and Grey, size XS-XL).

It can also be worn as a cardigan with the buttons completely open in the front (Option 3). And of course, it can be styled with or without the belt (Option 4).

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Get it for $139 (available in Black and Grey, size XS-XL).

The Reversible Jumper Dress really got me. It comes with black on one side (Option 1) and chambray on the reverse side (Option 2).

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Get it for $119 (available in one color way, sizes XS-XL).

It also has two neck lines, a U-neck (Option 3) on one side and a V-neck (Option 4) on the other. Right side out, inside out, backwards and forwards, there are basically four dresses in one.

Get it for $119 (available in one color way, sizes XS-XL).

The Stretch Ankle Pants aren’t going to shapeshift, but they do manage to have the feel of leggings but the look of trousers with zero camel toe and a high waist that’s amazing.

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Get them for $129 (available in Black, size XS-XL).

There are several capsule collections, so if the Minimal isn’t your style, try something like the Edgy or the Relaxed. And if you don’t want to buy an entire capsule, you can just get a single item.

After telling a friend of mine about the Oversized Sweater, she wound up buying two: one in grey, one in black.
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After telling a friend of mine about the Oversized Sweater, she wound up buying two: one in grey, one in black.

If you're trying to start a capsule wardrobe for yourself, beginning with high quality, versatile pieces is key.

Just remember: You can find suitable capsule wardrobe staples anywhere and you know what fits your body best.
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Just remember: You can find suitable capsule wardrobe staples anywhere and you know what fits your body best.

And if you're concerned about sustainability and fashion waste, Vetta is made sustainably and responsibly.

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Their clothing is made in U.S. factories and the materials are either deadstock (leftover fabric) or sustainable.

Okay, so my biggest downside is that *some* of the clothes are dry clean only.

I know, I KNOW, dry cleaning keeps nice things nice. But it’s an additional cost and takes more time and planning than regular wash and fold laundry. Not all of the pieces are DCO, but my lazy butt wishes they were all washing machine-safe.
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I know, I KNOW, dry cleaning keeps nice things nice. But it’s an additional cost and takes more time and planning than regular wash and fold laundry. Not all of the pieces are DCO, but my lazy butt wishes they were all washing machine-safe.

On the whole, getting a month's worth of outfits for quality clothes that can be worn during multiple seasons makes me unclench my fists and take deep, relaxed breaths when I think about my closet. And this feels like just the beginning.

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