It probably took years for you to collect all the clothes you have in your closet. However, a stuffed closet may be overwhelming and having a capsule wardrobe can make your morning dressing easier and effortless. So, keep on reading for the 4 steps to starting your capsule wardrobe.
- Purge your closet.
Take everything out of your closet and examine each piece. You might have pieces that have special meaning to you, but you do not wear. However, sentimental clothing must be placed in a different storage and must not stay inside your closet. Every woman has clothing she feels like she “should” own, but if you don’t wear it, don’t keep it. You don’t have to own anything that doesn’t work for you.
- Create a “keep” pile and a “discard” pile.
You should now have a “keep” pile and a “discard” pile. If the piece of clothing sparks joy and you reach for it on a regular basis, place it in the “keep” pile. On the other hand, if it doesn’t serve you anymore, place it in a “discard” pile. Ones that you’ll put in discard pile might be sold or donated especially if the clothes are in great condition. The ones you’re going to put in the keep pile are keepers and have a place in your new wardrobe. However, those clothes with signs of wear should be replaced. Remember, a capsule wardrobe is less clothing, but you want these pieces to be in great condition so you can look fabulous with ease.
- Figure out what you are missing.
If you have a lot of tops and bottoms, it would be easier for you to fill the wardrobe gaps. If you own variations of the same item, use this as a guideline and adjust based on your needs. For instance, if you need a new blazer because you work in an office setting, but also need a fancy dress for an evening party, prioritize the blazer over the fancy dress as you will need to wear it more often. Just do what works for you and make a list so you’ll have a reference whenever you go shopping.
- Create a list of pieces that will complete your capsule wardrobe.
Before going shopping, create a list of items that you need. Also, start looking for quality brands that make clothes that last so you’ll begin investing in pieces that will be worn often. Go for ones that fit well and make you feel great. You should love to reach for every single item in your closet. By heeding our tricks, you’ll be able to get a stylish and functional wardrobe that works for you.