The Budget Capsule Wardrobe: 14 Outfits, Each Under $150 Total


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If you have a limited budget and limited time but want to look stylish on a daily basis, capsule wardrobes are truly a thing of beauty. As fun as it is to try all of the new looks that come out each season, it isn't so fun on your bank account, but there's a solution: a budget spring capsule wardrobe. If you focus on shopping for affordable, versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched countless times, you'll suddenly have tons of potential outfit combinations at the ready. 

To get you started, we curated a 19-piece wardrobe of easy, on-trend items (from head to toe) that you'll actually want to wear on repeat. The best part is that each outfit adds up to under $150 (or just a bit above—we tried). Included in the mix are simple outfits that would be appropriate for work, travel, warm-weather brunches, nights out, and more. Keep scrolling to see how to put the pieces together and shop them all. The outfit combination possibilities here are endless, and you'll find that many of these pieces pair perfectly with the rest of your wardrobe.


Hair Clip + Jumpsuit + Classic Sneakers

Jumpsuits and sneakers will always be a perfect off-duty outfit.

Racer Tank + Baggy Jeans + Kitten Heels

Dress up your baggy denim with color and a trending shoe style.

Tie-Dye Tee + Bike Shorts + Sporty Sandals

This is how to wear three trends in one outfit and still look effortless.

Cardigan + Long Shorts + PVC Mules

A cardigan and easy heels will make your denim shorts feel a lot more special.

Easy Knit Dress + Classic Sneakers

It doesn't get easier than a neutral dress and sneakers.

Shell Earrings + Linen Blazer + Bike Shorts

The fashion crowd loves the combination of an oversize blazer and bike shorts.

Tie-Dye Tee + Cargo Pants + Kitten Heels

Trust us and wear your cargo pants with heels this spring.

Racer Tank + Pleated Skirt + PVC Mules

A black pleated midi skirt is one of the most versatile things you can buy this spring.

Shacket + Long Shorts + Sporty Sandals

You'll find yourself reaching for this outfit every weekend from now until October.

Pretty White Top + Cargo Pants + PVC Mules

This neutral look is incredibly on trend.

Shell Earrings + Jumpsuit + Kitten Heels

Shell earrings and kitten heels instantly make a "boring" piece feel special.

Tie-Dye Tee + Loose Jeans + Classic Sneakers

This outfit is ridiculously easy but will get you tons of compliments.

Hair Clip + Easy Knit Dress + Sporty Sandals

If you want to look like you know what you're doing, just add a hair clip.

Cardigan + Cargo Pants + Kitten Heels

A cardigan and cargo pants may not be an obvious choice, but that's what makes it cool.

Next up, the spring 2019 celebrity capsule wardrobe.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.