Do you have a selective wardrobe or a closet full of mismatched clothing? Fun pieces of colorful tops and bottoms are tough to resist, especially when you find a good deal. However, it’s frustrating when you feel like you have nothing to wear, even though you’re constantly buying new clothes. Follow along as we talk about what you need to know to create your own capsule wardrobe. It may be the answer you’re looking for.
What Is a Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is simple. The idea is a condensed collection of clothing with pieces that coordinate together. Instead of 10 dresses in multiple colors and patterns, you have one in a classic shade and a cardigan that easily matches it and everything else in your closet.
Benefits of the Capsule Wardrobe
The capsule wardrobe is full of fantastic benefits. Let’s look at what those are.
- Saves money with less shopping
- Saves time choosing what to wear
- It’s responsible to do more with less
- Builds confidence when you know everything in your wardrobe looks great
Creating Your Wardrobe
How soon can you have a capsule wardrobe and ditch the stress of having too much useless clothing? You’ll complete it much quicker than it took you to buy all the garments you don’t wear. Follow these ideas when building your own capsule wardrobe.
Whenever it’s time to update your closet, the first step is to ruthlessly clean it out. If you haven’t worn an item in a year, you don’t need it. Donate or sell those items. A helpful hint is to hold up a piece and look at it. If it doesn’t spark a smile or make you feel good, you don’t need it in your wardrobe.
Stick with the categories you need. They may be bottoms, tops, dresses, jumpsuits, sweaters, coats, jackets, hats, and shoes.
Using your favorite pieces you kept, start adding clothing that is similar in color and style. You’ll be fine with a small number in each category. Use this as a starting point:
- Five shirts
- Four pants
- Three shoes
- Two skirts
- Three dresses
- One jumpsuit
- One blazer
- Two cardigans
- One lightweight coat or jacket
- One heavier coat or jacket
This is just a starting point. There are no rules to the capsule wardrobe except making sure each piece matches the other. Focus on building several outfits rather than getting hung up on how many pieces you need to have.
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An example might be a sleeveless black dress that you can wear on its own in the summer with nude-colored sandals. Then, in the winter, you can wear that same dress with your gray cardigan and black boots. The point is that you have a few items that work throughout the seasons.
As you shop for your capsule wardrobe, consider how the article of clothing benefits what you already have, and stick to shades that go well together. Before you know it, you’ll be proud of your easy-to-manage, stress-free closet of clothes.