How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe?
Written by : Ela Frances Moorcroft
Creating a capsule wardrobe can sound like such a challenge: Needing to adapt to different weather conditions, different events and styles, etc.… However, you just might find, it can be easier than it seems!
Consider this, when packing for a trip you naturally curate your suitcase to only bring the necessities right? Well… why not apply this same strategy to your entire wardrobe? Don’t fret, your capsule wardrobe does not need to look like a neutral Pinterest board or a Calvin Klein ad and you won’t need to get rid of your fave striped yellow stockings or your pink Barbie skirt. Keeping the items you love the most is a vital part of creating a capsule wardrobe that works for you. Once you choose the items you know you’ll use, and remove the items you never wear, you’re already half way there!
Creating a capsule wardrobe can have many purposes: 1.It makes use of the products you already own, to the fullest of their potential. 2. It saves you time when curating outfits, making space in your wardrobe and decluttering. 3. Helps you cull pieces that don’t fit or are no longer your style. In essence, regardless of the reason you create a capsule wardrobe, chances are you will benefit from it!
So, how do you select the elements of your capsule wardrobe?
STEP ONE: Basics
Even though you might not want your wardrobe to entirely consist of basics, it is wise to keep some versatile items to use as a base.
STEP TWO: Key statement items
Keep your favorite key items, this way your capsule wardrobe will be unique to you and won’t become too bland.
STEP THREE: Backbone quality pieces
Invest in some special items that are both high quality and trend neutral. Feel free to splurge a bit on these ones. They’ll be the backbone of your wardrobe, and won’t fail to make you feel special!
STEP FOUR: Mindful Decluttering
Last but not least, don’t forget that not everyone has the same needs. You mustn’t take out too many of your own pieces and be left needing more. Create a capsule wardrobe that will fit your unique lifestyle and style cycle. Try and up-cycle items in your wardrobe that have potential. Try to use the items you already have, to the fullest, and not be left needing more and buying items similar to what you already possess.
Now that you’ve put together your kick-ass capsule wardrobe, you can sit back and marvel at the time you’ll save in the future. Imagine, your next first date: we all know first impressions are important, so you’ll likely be rummaging through every item in your wardrobe to find that ‘perfect outfit’. Normally that could take ages when your wardrobe is filled with online shopping regrets. Worry not! You are now the proud owner of a capsule wardrobe and therefore only have a small number to choose from anyway. Your only option will be that ‘perfect outfit’ because you had already thoughtfully curated a capsule wardrobe that fits your style and preferences, phew! Your first date is saved. This new life hack will also help you with job interviews, clubbing, grabbing coffee, and any other occasion you want to look your best! Once you have a capsule wardrobe you will never have to worry about what you’re going to wear ever again. We, at Oh Seven Days, try to incorporate many versatile clothing options: From fun patterns, to comfy and classic basics that could fit your exceptional capsule wardrobe as well.