How to Build a Winter Capsule Wardrobe

If you’re spending most of your morning trying to figure out what to wear, a capsule wardrobe is the solution to simplify your routine. Generally, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items that work together and don’t go out of style. The goal of a capsule wardrobe is to simplify your closet and help you make purposeful clothing choices so getting dressed isn’t a complicated, time-consuming experience. So, if you’re looking for guidelines to build a winter capsule this season, keep on reading for our tricks.

Get a limited number of clothes and shoes you’ll need in the winter season.

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The concept of a capsule wardrobe is to only include quality items that will work together in multiple ways. Maybe you’re going for 30, 37, or 45 items that can create multiple different looks with just a few basic essentials. Remember, that number will include your trousers, tops, sweaters, shirts, outerwear, cardigans, dresses, and shoes. The items should be chosen according to season, and only worn for that particular season, before transitioning to a new capsule. However, the number doesn’t include a fancy dress for weddings or that extra special holiday party, or the lounge clothes you love to wear while enjoying your favorite show.

If an item doesn’t spark joy, it should go.

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Go through your closet and take everything out. You want to edit your clothes down to what you actually love and donate anything that doesn’t work for you. You’ll realize how much you owned and never wore. Also, you’ll realize that you don’t need hundreds of different pieces of clothing, and you’re just wasting so much time thinking about what to wear each day. Just determine what would work for the winter season in multiple ways whether you work from home, need clothes that fit your on-the go job, or party lifestyle.

Quality over quantity.

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Now that you’ve determined what you love, choose the items to keep in your closet for the appropriate season at hand. Remember, these items should withstand the test of time and work with your other pieces. You may stick with colors that work together. It’s very important to make a capsule wardrobe work. This may mean making sure the clothes you choose work together according to style and color, as well as accessories that can spice things up.

Determine what you’re missing from your capsule and shop for fashion pieces you need.

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Instead of focusing on buying as many clothes or shoes as possible, purchase what you need, and only quality items that will endure the test of time. While you’re shopping think about quality of the item whether the fabric wash well or will it itch. This way, you’ll be saving money. Though this may mean spending money initially, these items were purposefully purchased so they will continue into future capsule wardrobe selections. By heeding our tricks, you’ll be able to build a winter capsule wardrobe effortlessly and functionally.

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