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How to create a capsule wardrobe?

Updated: Mar 6

Do you have a closet full of clothes but you still end up saying - I have nothing to wear?

We all have been there at one or other point in our life.

Here is the secret, you need to build your wardrobe from clothes that are:

  1. easy to combine with each other

  2. comfortable

  3. easy to style for different occasions

  4. timeless and easy to adapt to different seasons

If each and every item in your closet passes these points you will never need to struggle to put together an outfit. You will feel comfortable in your clothing and that will bring out your confidence naturally.

Building your capsule wardrobe is an investment because here we concentrate on quality and not quantity. Once you stop shopping every 2 weeks you will realize that is a great investment as it saves you time and getting dressed in the mornings will be an easy task.

How to Begin Building a Capsule Wardrobe?

Step 1: Examine your personal style and way of living.

Knowing our style is the most critical stage in creating a wardrobe that you will enjoy.

Consider the following questions:

  1. What do I do for a living?

  2. What do I enjoy doing in my spare time?

  3. What are the most common staples in my wardrobe?

  4. Do you actually wear them, or do they merely take up room in your closet and go unused for months?

  5. For example, you have too many heels and sneakers, but you only own one pair of loafers.

These basic questions will get you started so that you may become more conscious of what you have and how to shop intelligently in the future.

Step 2: For 30 days, keep track of what you like to wear.

You'll have a better knowledge of your current capsule wardrobe that currently exists in your closet after tracking what you wore effortlessly for 30 days.

Consider your capsule as a "go-to" rack of items that you enjoy wearing on a daily basis, based on your lifestyle.

Step 3: Define your colours/create a colour palette to help you purchase in the future.

A colour palette is optional, but it is quite important when creating a capsule wardrobe because it serves as a shopping guide for future purchases.

After the 30-day trial, you'll know which colours you like to rewear the most, so these can become part of your colour palette reference guide, and the next time you purchase something, you'll have a guideline for shopping for colours that fit in with what you currently own.

Step 4: Layout your capsule and make a wish list for any items that are lacking.

Step 5: Invest in quality over quantity, your clothes shouldn’t cost as much as your cup of coffee, and here’s why:

If you want to become a more deliberate shopper, you should educate yourself about the quality of fibres used in clothing as well as the consequences of discarding clothing.

Rewearing is a great way to lessen your fashion footprint. If you must buy anything new, consider shopping secondhand or supporting ethical and ecological firms that use recycled materials and natural and organic fibres to create clothing.

Sustainable fashion can be more expensive than traditional fashion, but this is only because sustainable manufacturers pledge to pay their workers a living wage and utilise premium, natural, or recycled materials.

Become a conscious buyer.

Don't be swayed by sales; instead, ask yourself, "Do I really need this?" the next time you see something on sale. "Do I like the colour and does it go with the rest of my wardrobe?" If the response is no, then pass that inclination on to someone else.

Trends come and go, but the clothing that makes you feel good is already in your wardrobe, and if they aren't, develop a strategy to get them. Save up for quality garments and have a strategic notion of what you want. Don't let the retailers dictate your style or what you should wear the next time you walk into a store! Invest in you and in your confidence with comfortable anf high-quality clothing that adds luxery feeling to your everyday life.

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