What’s in My Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe

In a recent post I talked about how I plan to buy less trend driven, fast fashion pieces and instead opt for timeless stylish pieces that I’ll wear season after season. You can read that post here! 

I decided to share with you guys my plans for said capsule wardrobe. I’ve put quite a lot of thought into this. I’ve written lists of key staples for each season and organised them in order of which ones I want most. I’m sure that this list would look differently for everyone, but I’ve drawn on my love of color, slight androgyny and simplicity to figure out what I really want.


  • A brightly colored cocoon coat
  • A good quality camel trench coat
  • A lightweight denim jacket
  • A really nice fitted long-line blazer in check
  • Two or three pairs of Birkenstock sandals
  • A pair of boyfriend/mom style white jeans
  • Some Adidas/Nike sliders


  • A borg lined denim jacket
  • A good waterproof puffa coat
  • A long black belted wool coat
  • A pair of real suede block heel ankle boots in black and in tan
  • Some really warm and cosy, brightly colored, high-quality wool scarves
  • Some Adidas/Nike trainers

That’s pretty much all of the stuff I want to focus on stocking my wardrobe with. They’re all pieces that I think I’ll get the most value from and the ones I want to invest in. Of course I’ll always love wearing fashion-forward, on-trend pieces. I love to make a statement and pushing boundaries by wearing clothes that fat girls typically shy away from. That’s a really important element of my own personal style that I’d never want to lose. But I want those fashion-forward, on-trend pieces to comprise a minority of my clothes, not the majority. By styling them with the classic pieces which will make up my capsule wardrobe, I can ensure that I’m true to my own style while using my money in a way that makes sense.

Here are some great images of some of my favorite fashion bloggers wearing examples of the pieces on my list!

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This bright blue cocoon boat on the beautiful Bethany Rutter. 

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These monochrome striped Adidas sliders on Asos Lottie.


These bomb boyfriend jeans on Curvy Roamer.

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This gorgeous blazer on Daniel Vanier.


This really cool lightwash denim jacket on Sarah Hanrahan.


This borg lined denim jacket on Curvy Nyome.

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This beautiful lambswool scarf on Callie Thorpe.

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These sick Adidas Originals on my go-to fashion inspo, Grace Victory.

What are your plus size wardrobe staples? Comment below and share your ideas with me!

Sarah x

Published by Sarah Tyrrell

I work as a Social Media Marketing Manger. I'm interrioirs obsessed.

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