Capsule Wardrobes and How To Make One

Who among you have a habit of stuffing wardrobes to full capacity? Don’t blame me! But I am guilty.

When something is on trend, I am always tempted to purchase any clothing on my bucket list. But here is the thing. When I need to dress up, I cannot find something to wear. It is really frustrating, that is why I always arrive to the office late.

This is where a capsule wardrobe comes in. What is a capsule wardrobe, though? Why is it getting immense popularity in the past few years? How do you make one?

These were some questions I had in mind when I heard about a capsule wardrobe for the first time. You probably have these queries/concerns, too. Worry no more! This guide has got you covered!

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is referred to as a limited number of essential clothing that one can wear all year long. It is a well-streamlined wardrobe full of high-quality, stylish, and chic clothing that you can put on interchangeably.

This limited collection of clothes coordinate well and can cater to different occasions, including formal and casual gatherings.

Many people believe that a capsule wardrobe is new. But the truth is that it has been around since the 1970s. It was coined by Susie Faux, owner of a boutique called Wardrobe in London.

Why Turn Your Closet into a Capsule Wardrobe

Many men and women seem to have switched to a capsule wardrobe. Why is that? Here are some benefits that you could also enjoy and expect with this type of closet:

It Saves Our Time

Before, it took an hour or two to find the right clothes to wear. Today is different. I could pick the best jeans, trousers, denim, blazers, and shirts within a minute or two.

So, I could go to the office on time, finish paper works ahead of schedule, and return home with a smile.

It Cuts Unexpected and Unnecessary Costs

Although high-end items like say, high quality tracksuits may cause a dent in your savings account at the time, they may save you some cash and avoid other unnecessary expenses over time.

While cheap clothing pieces may be tempting, always invest in something that is of great value. They are expensive at first. But they can last a long time, while taking your fashion statement to the next level too.

It Boosts Your Creativity

Limited pieces in your closet can be disappointing. I also felt that way with a capsule wardrobe. But as time goes by, I realize that my creativity improved.

I can mix prints without hassle. I can find the perfect accessory and the best pair of shoes efficiently.

Not all people are creative with their fashion. But with enough practice and time, everything is possible. Believe me.

Making a Capsule Wardrobe

Who says making a capsule wardrobe is not possible for anyone? Yes, it is hard, especially when you are a starter. It is part of the process, after all. Below are some simple tips and tricks to make a capsule wardrobe on your own:

Identify Your Base Color

Navy and black are the most popular base colors. Which is better between the two? Black is versatile as it blends into other colors. Navy is no exception. In fact, it is an excellent alternative.

If you do not like black or navy, a shade of brown is another good base color.

Pick Neutral-Colored Essentials

Take advantage of tops and bottoms in chambray, beige, gray, black, white, and other solid colors. Avoid bright and intense button-up shirts, sleeve tees, sweaters, long sleeve tees, or skirts. You can never go wrong with something neutral-colored.

Select Your Accent Color If Possible

Although it may not be necessary, do not forget to choose your accent color. Perhaps you enjoy red, royal blue, olive, or blush pink. So, invest in some tops and bottoms in an accent color. But be sure it matches your base color.

Some Patterned Layers and Items are Great Additions to Your Closet

There is nothing wrong with plain and neutral-colored tops and bottoms. But wearing them every day can be boring. You can try edgy and intense designs, of course. Patterned items are also a good choice.

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