We all have piles of clothing lying around in our wardrobes and they never see the light of the day. Personally for me, I have so many clothes, but still nothing to wear (girl problems :P). So, let us try to de-clutter our wardrobe and find out what exactly is capsule wardrobe.
It was a term coined by Susie Faux, who was the owner of a boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. It is a collection of few essential pieces of clothing that lasts through all the seasons with little bit of creativity and fashion sense. The pieces of clothes should be chosen in a way that they will last long and would not go out of fashion. You can add or subtract pieces of clothing according to seasonal changes.
- Empty your wardrobe completely. Make a list of all the things that you wear on a daily basis. Get rid of those you do not wear. Trust me, there will be many piece of clothes that you have not worn even once and also you are not going to. Donate those pieces or swap them with friend.
- You if think you do not have the heart to give away some clothes, then just put them in a box and open it after 3 months to check, if you still have the same feelings towards those clothes.
- Now, as you know the status of your wardrobe, make a list of all the things that are versatile and will go with your already existing wardrobe. Then, go on a shopping spree.
- Do not make this a reason to go shopping unnecessarily, as your wardrobe must be having almost all the pieces to last you through one season. Shop for only those clothes or shoes that you really need and not want.
Essentials for Capsule Wardrobe:
These are the essentials for the whole year and not just one season. You can add or subtract clothes according to the season’s requirements.
Three Plain T-Shirts:
3 Full Sleeved Tops or Tees:
2 White Button Down Shirt:
You can wear this shirt with a pair of trousers or a fitted pencil skirt paired with pumps.
A Little Black Dress:
Jeans or Ankle Pants:
A Day Dress:
2 Skirts or Shorts:
Accessories and Shoes:
3 Pairs of Flats:
3 Pairs of Heels:
2 Pair of Boots:
A Pair of Trainers:
You can add statement necklaces, bracelets, chunky rings or any piece of jewellery to further extend the style quotient. You can choose different kinds of bags to complete your overall look. Do not forget, less is always more. Capsule wardrobe means going minimalistic, but still having all the pieces to look stylish, but not wasting time looking for suitable piece of clothes from a pile of unnecessary clothes.
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