Updated: Sep 28
Fashion is fun, exciting and challenging at times. Spending hours trying to choose an outfit that you feel totally confident and comfortable in can be draining. Enter the Capsule Wardrobe; A way to make choosing an outfit quick, easy, stress-free and guarantee that every outfit will be your best one yet.
Capsule wardrobes are a small collection of your essential clothes that you can mix and match together effortlessly. You will save time and money, help the environment, and narrow your wardrobe down to only items that you feel incredible in. Here's how to do it;
OUT WITH THE OLD
Time to take stock of your closet, what items do you wear the most? What colours do you instantly gravitate towards? What sizes do you feel most comfortable in? Remember, the goal is to make a wardrobe that you look and feel fabulous in. Time to get rid of those items that you ‘might one day fit into again’ or that you never really liked in the first place. If they don’t make you happy then they don’t deserve to be taking up space in your cupboard anymore.
If you haven’t worn an item for more than a month, get rid of it! A good way to track this is by putting everything to the left of your wardrobe and moving it to the right once you have worn it. After 4-8 weeks, consider donating or selling anything on the left.
IN WITH THE NEW
Time to create your perfect new wardrobe! This is what you need to look for in any clothes you keep or new ones you buy;
Look for pieces that will last a lifetime and that you believe you will wear a lot. Sometimes this means investing a bit more money into a piece but knowing that you will never need to replace it.
Lots of neutral colors; think black, white, denim, browns. You can mix and match these with everything.
Choose some statement colours that you love and that compliment your coloring.
Pieces that you can layer together no matter the season!
Clothes that you feel good in and that make you happy.
Choose classic & timeless pieces (That trend may be cute now, but will you look back and cringe in 5 years time?).
Allow yourself to purchase a new item every now and again. Minimalism doesn’t have to mean never shopping, it is just purchasing things you need.
YOUR CAPSULE CHECKLIST
Here is a rough list of what you clothes will complete your new lifestyle, feel totally free to mix and match and make it your own;
X2 Basic Tees
X2 Tank Tops
X2 Long Sleeves/Turtlenecks (Essential for layering in Winter!)
X1 Button-Up Shirt
X1 Casual Shoes
X1 Denim Jacket
X1 Winter coat
X1 Casual dress
X1 LBD/Little Black Dress
X1 Formal dress (If you ever need another one then consider Hiring vs Buying)
X1 Tote bag
X1 Going out bag/clutch
X1 Earring Studs
X1 Earring Hoops
There we have it, a full guide to a fabulous, fun and convenient wardrobe! What do you think of capsule wardrobes? What would your top 3 essential clothing items be? Mine are jeans, converse and an oversized sweater!