What does your outfit say about you? Do you follow the trends and play with colors and patterns, or do you prefer to stick to a classic and timeless capsule wardrobe? Over recent years, fast-fashion has seen many of us cram endless garments into our closet. In reality, these items of clothing are worn once, a few times at best, before being exiled to the depths of the wardrobe and never to be seen again.
The impact fast fashion has on the environment is astronomical, and not to mention, it will often leave you wondering what to wear in the mornings. So many clothes, but not enough options at the same time. The key? A perfectly formed capsule wardrobe. Not sure where to start? This handy guide has you covered.
What Is A Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothing and accessories that can be worn again and again, they’re classic, and they’re minimalist. Less is more. Think about items that can be styled in multiple ways – a classic grey knit, a pair of black tailored trousers, blank ankle boots, and a crisp white shirt.
These are all capsule wardrobe must-haves. Steer away from fashion fads; capsule wardrobes are designed to endure trends and see you enjoying these pieces for years to come. If you’re worried about your outfits becoming boring, invest in worthwhile accessories such as a luxury watch, a designer handbag, or a silk scarf.
How Many Items Are In A Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe usually contains between 10 and 40 items. You may have a few different styles of black trousers, or a couple of jumpers to see you through a workweek. While you don’t want to go overboard and defeat the object, it doesn’t necessarily matter how many items are in your capsule wardrobe, just ensure they are all staple pieces that will receive plenty of love and wear.
Where Do I Begin?
In order to begin your journey to the perfect capsule wardrobe, you will need to start with a clear-out. Yes, the dreaded wardrobe overhaul. If you haven’t worn an item recently, it has to go. Take all of your unwanted garments to a local charity shop and enjoy a slimmed-down version of your wardrobe.
If you’re feeling nervous at the thought of cutting down so massively in one go, take it in stages. It will also give you time to introduce the ‘capsule’ items but don’t rush out and splurge on tonnes of new things; this is a minimalist way of living. See how you get on with your existing items, and if you need to update, make a purchase but ensure it’s the right one.
Understand Your Fashion Needs!
For example, if you work from home, it’s unlikely that you’ll need many suits and shirts. Don’t waste your money, buy what YOU personally need for everyday living. Everyone’s capsule wardrobe is different, so don’t put pressure on yourself to make it perfect. It will take time; this is a process, not an overnight transition.
Ultimately, what you’re looking to achieve is a more sustainable wardrobe that offers multiple outfit choices with the ability to pair your basics together in several ways. Curating the perfect capsule wardrobe will enable you to love the clothes you wear and save a lot of money on unnecessary impulse purchases. Now, where did I put my trench coat?
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