Tips on Building a Capsule Wardrobe Which Lasts a Lifetime
Just a few years ago, the world of fashion was buzzing about a new concept, the capsule wardrobe. If you don’t know already, it’s the kind of closet that’s compact as it only holds the bare minimum of clothing items. All the pieces match each other perfectly and with great ease. The main benefit? Deciding what to wear in the morning takes less time!
Perhaps because of the economic downturn which was ramping up and also the fast fashion shopping we all did a few years back which definitely took a toll on our closets’ capacity, the capsule wardrobe has become the favorite solution to our fashion woes.
Times have changed and we have certainly seen the need for tidy solutions. But, we also need to ease just a little. Before starting a capsule wardrobe, you would notice that you have a bad habit which is to go shopping whenever there is a need to give yourself a jolt out of a terrible mood. Probably a hard day at the office or not feeling very cute today. If you’re frustrated with a family member, you may have also went shopping too.
You can actually curb your emotional spending habit through the creation of an enforced shopping fast. You can focus your attention instead on seeking out all top quality and lasting pieces. The factors that we just mentioned can be achieved if you’ve already found your personal style. If you haven’t yet, then you need to check out this blog.
If you already have, then you are ready to start working on these capsule wardrobe creation tips:
Take note: there is no need for you to limit yourself to a particular number of clothing pieces, but what’s recommended is fifty or fewer. Go with what you feel is right for your specific lifestyle.
Tip no. 1: treat the idea of building a capsule wardrobe like a game.
Keep a positive, open, and playful attitude and you can do by treating the entire task like a game. Trust us when we say you will encounter a couple of frustrations as you go along the way; however, you have to remember that having a capsule wardrobe is not about suffering. Instead, it is about trying out that is something new to you. It is also an opportunity for you to learn something new about yourself.
Tip no. 2: start the process of building a capsule wardrobe with a simple clearing out of items.
At first, having a certain number of clothing items in your closet can help you. However, after a while, you are going to think that it doesn’t serve you anymore. We suggest you give yourself some freedom in evolving over time or as you learn.
Tip no. 3: take time out prior to refilling your wardrobe.
Rather than purchasing brand new clothing items right away, it is best if you give yourself a bit of breathing room. Live with your capsule wardrobe as is within a month or week when you feel tired of it. If possible, do it longer. Just see how and what it feels to have less clothing and options for styling.
Tip no. 4: do not stress about having the perfect capsule wardrobe or outfits.
Let your outfit and/or capsule wardrobe be imperfect. We have seen this with professional stylists for a while now. Their wardrobes are the capsule concept and they are not perfect. We have realized that they will never be perfect. Therefore, it is best to embrace this fact and let the truth help us find peace in our wardrobes and in our lives as well.
Tip no. 5: trial run building a capsule wardrobe and living with it if you are still unsure of committing.
Do you want to try out a capsule wardrobe first without really fully committing to it? If so, then try the ten-day remix challenge. With this, just pick ten pieces of clothing that are already in your closet. Wear only the ten pieces you have chosen for the following ten days. Give it a try and see how you feel about it.
Bonus tip: be honest regarding your lifestyle as well as what you require from your wardrobe.
If you work from home, then you spend the majority of your time at home. There may be times wherein you trick yourself into thinking you only spend a maximum of forty percent of your time at home. If you are not being honest with yourself, then you will end up with a ton of fantasy-life clothes that are not clothes you can use on the daily.
Are you ready in getting your capsule wardrobe a go? If so, then try to see if you have items on your closet that you can use. We are sure you can find some. If you lack a few key pieces like the basics, then go ahead and check out our latest collection!