How to put together a capsule wardrobe
In recent years, the concept of the Capsule Wardrobe has grown in popularity. Known for its simplicity, this type of wardrobe is a solution to getting dressed in the morning stress-free. At the same time, it helps you to be more sustainable in everyday life. Instead of investing a ton of money in the fast fashion industry and companies like that (which will soon be out of style again) building a capsule wardrobe can help you save money, be more sustainable, and build your own personal style.
Read on to find out how you can create your own capsule wardrobe.
A capsule wardrobe refers to a selection of clothes that you buy so that you can combine all of the pieces in different sets and outfits. More precisely, it differs from "traditional" wardrobes in that every piece of clothing should be something that you really enjoy wearing and that fits you perfectly in many ways. Caroline Rector from Unfancy writes:
"[A capsule wardrobe is] a practice of editing your wardrobe down to your favorite clothes (clothes that fit your lifestyle + body right now), remixing them regularly, and shopping less often and more intentionally."
The goal of a capsule wardrobe is to keep shopping to a minimum, which both saves money and reduces the use of textiles.
First of all, you should note that there is no right or wrong way to set up your capsule wardrobe. It's a wardrobe with things you like so it should represent your style well. Here are some tips on how to put together the right wardrobe for you:
1. Start by clearing out your closet.
If you find items in your closet that you can't remember when you last wore them, let go.
This is an important point to remember for the future. The idea is to keep your closet neatly organized and well organized. So tidy and without much clutter, your mornings will be a lot more relaxed. So if you are not wearing the garment, let it go.
Even if you buy items that look nice at first glance, you should make sure that they are of high quality. So you will spend less money in the longer term and waste less because they drawwill last much longer.
This helps you in that you have more options when it comes to combining and dressing. For example, you can have a pair of blue jeans to flatter you, black pants for a more elegant style, and tops and sweaters that go with both, you will be able to create a variety of outfits with them. As a result, each piece can be worn more often as it matches the same color scheme.
Sometimes a capsule wardrobe can be daunting as you wonder what happens when you don't like the style anymore and want to change it. But don't worry, once you've made your selection, that doesn't mean that no more changes may be made. On the contrary! Your wardrobe, your wardrobe should evolve with you.
If you find good basics and integrate them, you can also simply bring new freshness to your outfits with individual pieces here and there. Accessories also bring you the same effect. They bring something new, complete it.
These tips should get you started. Remember that sustainability is an important aspect of the Capsule Wardrobe. So buy smart!