As a society that has a hunger for consumer goods, fast fashion enabled us to stuff our closets with clothes that we barely wear. Not to mention those early mornings that we find ourselves moaning “I have nothing no wear”. Well, and why is that so?
Capsule Wardrobe Is a Solution To Your Wardrobe Problem
Due to our busy lives and an eager to live a more sustainable lives capsule wardrobe is becoming an appealing concept.
There are many misconceptions about minimalist wardrobe. Believe me, it’s a simple, understandable concept. You don’t need so many items in your closet to look stylish. A well-planned wardrobe will serve you well for years to come without any morning moanings.
Both a capsule wardrobe for men and for women has the same set of rules that you need to apply.
What is a Capsule Wardrobe In The First place?
A capsule/minimalist wardrobe is a well-coordinated collection of clothes. It’s basically a small collection of clothes that can be worn in many different ways and for multiple occasions.
Keep in mind that not all of us live in a sunny California; therefore, a few additional items for those harsh winter days is a necessity. My advice is to remove and store clothes you are not going to use for an upcoming few months and replace them with more suitable clothes for a given season.
This way, you are going to avoid clutter in your wardrobe.
How Many Pieces To Include To Your Capsule Wardrobe?
That’s actually a highly arguable question. However, I find it to be best to have around 30-40 pieces for all 4 seasons.
But keep in mind that the number isn’t that critical as long as it does not exceed a ridiculous amount. I’m speaking about a hundred or more items at this point. You need to have all the essentials in your closet and only add items that will compliment your essentials.
Reasons To Build a Capsule Wardrobe
1. It’ easier to decide
You don’t want to spend your early mornings deciding for half an hour what to wear. It’s better to spend time on some other things instead of draining your mental energy. With a capsule wardrobe, you have precisely what you need and most importantly, what you like.
2. For Once You Know What Clothes You Like
Yes, it takes time to figure out what you like and what you don’t. And here’s a tricky part not many are talking about – not all clothes look great on you. Perhaps you are far better off with slim fit jeans rather than with a straight cut and vice versa. But once you know what suits you best and you got rid of everything that doesn’t you’re in for a delightful treat.
3. Easier To Pack if You Travel a Lot
We all been there and we know packing and unpacking are time-consuming. It’s much easier to choose what to bring when you have fewer options.
4. Spend Less On Dry Cleaning
More clothes require more maintenance. By having less clutter in your closet, you’ll end up saving a few dollars by the end of the year.
The Disadvantages of Capsule Wardrobe
1. It Can Get Boring
Yes, it can get annoying sometimes. But it’s up to you if you want to add an additional piece. Make sure it’s a good fit for your capsule wardrobe.
2. Consider Special Occasions
You need to take into consideration special occasions. As these occasions don’t occur that often it’s best if you tuck your special outfits somewhere in the corner of your closet.
Stick to the essentials pieces and build around them. This is what makes a great capsule wardrobe. It takes time and some patience to figure out what suits you and what doesn’t. But as I mentioned before, in the end, the end result is going to be a style that you’re going to be known for.