Mastering personal style and organizing a closet that looks like it are things that even the most educated eyes can take years to master. While there is no answer, if you feel your style is completely under the belt, one approach to wardrobe building can be a shortcut to getting there: building a capsule wardrobe.
When you approach shopping with a capsule wardrobe, you can’t spontaneously buy pieces that you never catch, and make sure that every thing that hangs in your wardrobe is an integral part of the rotation of your clothes. It’s a change in mindset that makes dressing up and self—confidence an everyday occurrence, because the clothes you own have a purpose-and countless ways to style them.
Ready to start your journey in the capsule wardrobe? Look no further. Here’s everything you need to know to start with yourself and never say “I have nothing to wear today”again.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
The simple definition is that it is an organized wardrobe made up of versatile pieces that you love to wear.
A capsule wardrobe consists of a series of tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, Shoes, and Accessories that can be easily mixed and put together to dress up, down, and somewhere in between. This means that your wardrobe has fewer fashionable pieces that are only worn for one season, and more high-quality ones that stand the test of time and can be worn for years.
Once you master a starter capsule wardrobe, it can be organized and replaced from season to Season. It’s easy to pack and remove clothes for the appropriate season, because every time you take them out, they look as stylish as when you bought them.
Why we love it
Too often we buy new funny dresses for the Season we find ourselves in, but we turn to old proven favorites. It made us ask: why keep a wardrobe full of things you don’t like?
As a buyer, we have been conditioned to want more and to buy whenever the weather changes. But the key to a versatile wardrobe is not quantity, but quality and versatility. The goal is to avoid a section of clothes in your wardrobe that you won’t catch because it sits poorly or goes out of fashion.
A capsule wardrobe reserves your hard-earned piece for pieces that receive the cost per wear and last as long as you want. A super trendy piece that you wear to an event and will never wear again has no place here. Instead, you want something that fits your style and that you know you’ll probably get there in two years. You will have fewer clothes than before, but you will feel like you have a lot more.