Capsule wardrobes are made up of key, timeless clothes that mix and match with all others and act as a foundation to be supplemented with seasonal and fashion forward pieces. In 1985 the capsule wardrobe concept was made popular by Donna Karen who launched a capsule collection of interchangeable workwear attire called “Seven Easy Pieces”, and now the concept has been revived. What are the main benefits of having a capsule wardrobe and why should you invest time and money into one? Read on to find out…..
It takes the stress out of getting dressed
Do you ever open your closet and utter the words ‘I have nothing to wear’? One of the main benefits of building a capsule wardrobe is how easy it makes putting outfits together. As you have an easy to understand framework, everything can be mixed and matched as all pieces work well together to create a variety of looks for all occasions.
You save money
By building a capsule wardrobe you will be focusing on purchasing quality classic, timeless pieces which will last season after season. It may seem a little indulgent at first especially if you aren’t used to thinking of clothing as an investment however spending the time and money on high-quality items that fit in a fabric and style you love will pay off – you will spend less time and money replacing and updating items.
You can see what your wardrobe is missing
Generally, we only wear 20% of the clothes in our wardrobe 80% of the time and we tend to buy the same type of pieces over and over again without giving any thought to what we actually need. When you have a capsule wardrobe it’s easier to see the gaps and what pieces you need to buy to complete every outfit. The capsule works as a foundation on which you can build a multitude of different looks and styles. Being able to easily spot any missing items will help you enhance what you already have.
You have a better idea of what you like and what suits you
When you build a capsule wardrobe, you are forced to remove those pieces that you don’t like or enjoy wearing and only keep items that make you feel great and fit perfectly. Over time you will gain a better understanding of what works and suits your body shape. You can say goodbye to those endless ‘impulse buys’ and only purchase those that co-ordinate in well with what you have.
How to Start?
The first step to start building your dream capsule is selecting your color palette. Typically you want to select two to three base colors for items like trousers, handbags and jackets to be purchased in. Select two to three accent colors and patterns, which are brighter and co-ordinate well with your base colors for items like tops, dresses and accessories – all the items in your wardrobe will then be interchangeable and mix and match well with each other.
Sold on the idea of building a capsule wardrobe? Get in touch with us today and let us take you through it step-by-step to ensure you end up with a whole host of incredible outfits that will help you look and feel your best.