Many people have wardrobes stuffed with clothes yet still complain about having nothing to wear. It is for this reason why capsule wardrobes are proving to be so popular right now. So, what is a capsule wardrobe? This is a collection of clothes and accessories that are considered to be essential, with quality over quantity being a key component.
Benefits of a Capsule Wardrobe
The number of items that are contained in a capsule wardrobe will depend on the individual, but it is typically said to be between 24 and 36 pieces. These will include clothing, accessories, jewellery and shoes. The main benefits of having a capsule wardrobe are that it can streamline your life, stop you from buying clothes that you do not need and help you to develop a timeless style where you always look your best.
The first step to creating a capsule wardrobe is to have a mass clear out. It is easy to get attached to clothes even if they are never worn so you must be ruthless here. Throw out anything which does not fit, is worn out or anything that you have not worn in a long time. Some items could be donated to charity or recycled.
It is then a case of building a solid base of high-quality, stylish and timeless pieces that fit properly. A few key items to includeare a white t-shirt, blue jeans, black jeans, trousers, a little black dress, print dress or skirt, denim jacket, white shirt, jumper, boots, high heels, white trainers and loafers.
Shopping for a Capsule Wardrobe
When shopping you should always buy quality, so it is worth spending a little bit more at reputable retailers. Places like Damart have high-quality and stylish trousers that can be a key component of a capsule wardrobe and be worn with many outfits for various occasions. Everything that you buy should be versatile so that it can be worn at different times and be made from a quality material so that it is comfortable and lasts.
Building & Maintaining
Of course, it is hard to maintain a capsule wardrobe particularly if you enjoy shopping for clothes. Once you have your basics you can look to add to it, based on what season it is and if there’s a new trend you’d like to incorporate. But if the wardrobe starts to become cluttered, then it is worth adopting a “one in one out policy” where you have to throw something out for every new purchase.
A capsule wardrobe can simplify your life and provide you with quality clothes over quantity, which may be worn on any occasion. It can be hard to make the switch but could have a positive impact on your life.