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Closet Staples Casual Outfit Guide

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New Edition! Build a closet you love year-round! The Closet Staples Casual Outfit Guide includes all the guidance you need to create a capsule wardrobe of coordinating tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter looks. It’s the ultimate outfit guide!

When you sign up, you get an easy shopping list, four seasons of mix-and-match outfit ideas, and printable style calendars! You’ll never walk into your closet and wonder what to wear again. Join the #1 life-changing style program in the world, and stop wasting money on clothes you won’t wear.






Designed for any size, age, or budget, Outfit Formulas® are guaranteed to be perfect for YOU


Includes 30+ coordinating tops, bottoms, shoes & accessories


No more wondering what to wear! Get the most out of your new closet with our daily outfit calendar.


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  • easy shopping list – you’ll know exactly what pieces you’ll need
  • robust shopping directory – we’ve done the searching for you, just hit add to cart!
  • daily outfit guide – follow the formula to create looks you’ll love
  • exclusive membership site access – featuring all the resources you need to succeed!
  • Step 1: Download The Guide Log in to your portal, and get started! Review your shopping list and daily outfit guide to discover the pieces included in your capsule wardrobe and how they are styled. Your guide includes helpful information on how to make substitutions, color coordination rules, identifying closet staples, and more!
  • Step 2: Curate Your Closet Check off your shopping list by shopping your closet, then fill in any gaps by using our helpful online directory or head to your favorite retailer.
  • Step 3: Style Your Outfits Now that your pieces are in place it’s time to style your daily outfits, created using the pieces from your shopping list. Getting dressed will be the easiest thing you’ll do all day!
  • HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM THE PREVIOUS CLOSET STAPLES GUIDE? After years of creating Outfit Formulas®, we’ve gathered the data on the closet staple pieces that are styled most frequently in our seasonal style guides. These are the pieces that our community loves styling on repeat and that continue to inspire our creator + stylist, Alison Lumbatis, season after season year after year. Many pieces from the original guide are included in this updated version, but you’ll also see some new additions to the list to help keep your wardrobe fresh and inspired!
  • I RECENTLY PURCHASED THE ORIGINAL CLOSET STAPLES GUIDE, IT IS OUTDATED NOW? Not at all. That’s the beauty of closet staple pieces, they truly are timeless. Rest assured that the pieces and outfits in the original guide are still a fabulous reference for building a wardrobe of solid foundation pieces that will serve you for years to come. Shopping links to items in the original Closet Staples Capsule will be updated through December 31st, 2022.
  • WHO IS THE CLOSET STAPLES CAPSULE MADE FOR? The Closet Staples Capsule Wardrobe is perfect for any woman of any age, size and budget that is looking to build their closet with casual basics that they can style year-round easily. You may be feeling like it’s time to start over and/or have never attempted to build a capsule wardrobe before. You may also want to buy less clothing or learn how to style clothes you already own. This is a versatile capsule wardrobe that you will use year-round for endless style!
  • WHO IS THE CLOSET STAPLES CAPSULE NOT MADE FOR? The Closet Staples Capsule Wardrobe may not be for you if you are happy with the basics currently in your closet, or don’t feel the need to invest in updating them at this time. You may have already purchased the original Closet Staples Capsule Wardrobe and are happy with what you’ve curated so far! If you are looking for dressier style, the Work Wear Capsule Wardrobe is a great option! Also, if you want to incorporate more seasonal trends into your current wardrobe, the Seasonal Capsule Wardrobes my be a better fit for you.
  • DO I NEED THE CLOSET STAPLES CAPSULE BEFORE I SIGN UP FOR A SEASONAL CAPSULE? Absolutely not! This is an optional capsule wardrobe builder that is great for someone just getting started on curating a closet they love- and will come in handy for years to come! Our Seasonal Capsule Wardrobes also incorporate closet staples, allowing you to build your basics over time.
  • WHY ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE CLOTHING INSTEAD OF IMAGES? The illustrations offer more longevity to the guides and often help our members better visualize pieces they can use from their own closets to complete an Outfit Formula versus trying to copy the pictured item exactly. Our Closet Staples Capsule Wardrobe is designed as a long-term reference for years to come, and specific clothing items are typically only available for a month or two at best. We do include suggested items with links that are updated on a monthly basis for easy shopping.
  • I’M AFRAID I’LL HAVE TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON CLOTHES TO MAKE THIS WORK. Outfit Formulas® encourages you to shop your closet first (saving you time and money) and then fill in any gaps at your favorite retailer. You’ll be able to curate your capsule wardrobe on any budget. Our members shop everywhere from thrift stores and Walmart to Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. We are intentional about reusing closet staple pieces so after a few seasons of Outfit Formulas® you’ll have most of your basics in place and just need to add in seasonal trends as you like.
  • I HAVE DOUBTS THIS WILL WORK FOR MY AGE/SIZE/BODY SHAPE. Outfit Formulas® are designed to work for everybody and every body! Our members include women of every age and stage of life. Most of our members are between the ages of 35-65 and range from size 0 to plus sizes, including petite and tall fit. We even provide links to shop for every fit and size on our membership site.
  • I DON’T LIKE WEARING <INSERT CLOTHING ITEM> SO I CAN’T DO THIS. Not a fan of skinny jeans, sleeveless tops, shorts, heels? No problem! Outfit Formulas® provide you with a formula to follow, rather than a specific article of clothing, which means you have the final say of the cut, style, and color for each and every item. You can follow our recommendations to a tee or get creative with your own unique style. The choice is yours.
  • ARE THESE ALL CASUAL OUTFITS OR CAN I WEAR THEM FOR WORK TOO? This is considered a casual capsule however many of these outfits can be easily dressed up for an office environment.
  • DO YOU PROVIDE THE LINKS FOR THE ACTUAL PIECES PICTURED? Yes, we provide the link to the actual items used in each outfit image. In some cases, these items may be sold out. If that happens, there are plenty of similar alternatives available to choose from.
  • WHAT IF THIS ISN’T THE RIGHT GUIDE FOR ME? We offer a 7-Day refund for the Closet Staples Casual Capsule Wardrobe purchase. Contact us within your first 7 days of purchase and we’d be happy to help.
  • I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS, WHAT SHOULD I DO? Check out our FAQ page! If you can’t find the answer there please contact us. We will be happy to answer all of your questions.

Easily create stylish outfits that fit your body and budget all year round.

Order this outfit guide RISK-FREE! We offer a 7-Day refund if you don’t love the Closet Staples Casual Capsule Wardrobe.

  • sEver felt like fashion wasn’t meant for you?
  • sDo you stare at your closet full of clothes but have no idea what goes together?
  • s Have fashion blogs or magazines just left you feeling more overwhelmed and inadequate?
  • sBy the time you get done scrolling through social media do you ever just feel worse about yourself and your wardrobe?



In three simple steps, build a wardrobe you love.

Once you sign up, you’ll receive logins to your Outfit Formulas® portal, where you can easily access your Capsule Wardrobe guides, including the shopping list, daily outfit calendars and many more resources!




Over 100,000 members around the world have signed up for the life-changing Outfit Formulas®, empowering them to organize their closets, make better shopping choices and build functional, fashionable capsule wardrobes.


Easily create stylish outfits that fit your body and budget all year long.

Meet the stylist

Hi! I’m Alison Lumbatis, a mom of 3 kids and a former yoga pants addict. A few years ago, I hated shopping and was overwhelmed with the pressure of looking like the women in my Instagram feed with perfectly planned outfits (seriously, how could they afford it?!)

After months of working from home I slipped into a ‘yoga pants rut’ and found myself spiraling into a depression. I wasn’t happy, and it showed. The worst part was, how I felt about myself was affecting my relationship with my kids and husband, too.

I knew I had to make a change.

But how? Where to start?

I got dressed. Every day.

This small adjustment to my routine changed everything for me. Over time I built a solid foundation of closet staples that I wore the most, and added a few trendy items each season. At this point in my wardrobe (and life) overhaul, I’d never felt more confident in myself and my style. That’s how I created Outfit Formulas®.

I look forward to having you join me on a style journey!

xoxo, Alison

Easily create stylish outfits that fit your body and budget all year round.

Order your capsule wardrobe guide today!

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    Helen Matthews

    Having fun and looking good!

    I’m not a ‘clothes horse’ but even so I have a lot of clothes that never got worn because they didn’t go with anything (impulse buys, sales, ‘just because it fits’). But as I work on completing my staples I have more and more choices of things I do wear, and look well put together in the bargain. It’s a no-brainer, just look at the pictures and repeat! Plus I’m getting compliments on my outfits, and some people even think I’m losing weight simply because my outfit looks good. Thank you!

    January 28, 2023
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    NEW Closet Staples 2022

    I own the OLD Closet Staples and I loved it!! But now Alison has updated to a NEW Closet Staples!! It is well worth the price!! She lets you know what the staples will be used with this plan during the whole year and thereafter for a long time!! It’s also a wonderful basic wardrobe all on it’s own!! She covers every season Spring, Summer, Fall. and Winter throughout the year!! Jewelry, handbags, totes and shoes for all year are covered!! You get a great selection of shopping sites for size nothing through to 42 depending on the store or shopping site!! She gives you plenty of choices to make it your own!! You’ll love the outfit recipes!!! You’ll get so many outfits!! I’m so glad I purchased this for myself!!!

    February 28, 2022
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    Super helpful guide. Thanx!

    This was the best thing I could have done to change my fashion sense and style. Much appreciated and highly recommend to all.

    December 7, 2021
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    This was my first experience with Outfit Formulas. I signed up through another blog and got a few outfit ideas from each season to start. It was life changing! I had so many clothes that I loved but always felt like I had nothing to wear and never looked put together. Once I purchased the full challenge I have outfit ideas for all seasons and they are so easy to adapt to what I already own

    May 9, 2020
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    Sharon E.

    This capsule is probably the one I come back to the most. It has ideas for all seasons (although living in TX means we don’t always get to enjoy all 4) and I love all the ideas and flexibility it gives me in using my wardrobe pieces.

    May 6, 2020
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    This was one of the first capsules I bought and I still go back to it. The list of items seems a bit extensive at first but as you fill it in these are the pieces you use over and over. They’re also the pieces that appear on shopping lists for other capsules. Outfits are broken down into the 4 seasons. It makes getting dressed a no brainer! Your look will be sort of shabby chic. Always on point. Worth the cost.

    May 1, 2020

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