If you’ve never stop buying new clothes and still feel you have nothing to wear, maybe it’s time to curate the perfect capsule wardrobe. Typically, a capsule wardrobe is a mini wardrobe consists of at least 20 to 40 essential items that are classic as well as versatile. By mixing and matching them, you can create a wide range of different outfits. Looking for ways to cutting your closet down and enjoying the advantages of “less is more” philosophy? Keep on reading to scoop some tricks.
- Sort out the pieces you often wear from those untouched in years.
In building a capsule wardrobe, you have to make your selection based on your lifestyle, job and habits. Think of those items that you wear every now and then that may have a great fit on your body type, versatile in color, and season-friendly. Having a small wardrobe means having classic pieces that you can wear for a lifetime, so always choose quality over quantity. This also implies that all non-flattering clothes should be removed.
- After you have decided what you want and need, take a good look at your existing wardrobe.
Since capsule wardrobes are limited, you should have 4 capsules—one for each season. For instance, organize your summer dresses and crop tops for summer, floral ensembles for spring, coats and leather for fall, and fur ensembles for winter. If you have clothes you want to wear, but they’re off season, store them in vacuum bags that can protect your clothes from dust, insects, and damage. Also, pile your pieces accordingly whether it’s a casual, formal, party wear, sportswear, or other clothes you need for different occasions. This way, you will get a clear picture of what set of clothes you need in a definite time or season.
- Make your classic pieces visible in your wardrobe.
Skirts, dress pants, jeans, shorts, as well as sweaters, button-down shirt, and trench coats are classic and versatile items that can be mixed and matched easily and worn with multiple outfits. In teaming two different pieces to form an outfit, this is where your creativity comes into play. This way, you can easily determine what you need to buy while developing your own style and encouraging you to be creative that will save you time and money.
- Maintain your capsule wardrobe.
When maintaining your capsule wardrobe, it may encourage you to be creative, fashionable, and somehow trendy without going overboard. Since you’ve already organized your ensembles according to season, it can be easier for you to see what you already have or buy what you don’t have but on-trend. The point is to go to shopping less often and to buy only things you really need. Every time you buy something new, pair it with your old items so you’ll only refresh your wardrobe instead of just adding to it with unnecessary items. Before you buy anything, ask yourself first if you really need it, or if it can go well with other items in your wardrobe.
By building the perfect capsule wardrobe, you keep the trends that suit your style as well as the timeless ones. This way, you will ensure you’ll wear the item in the future.