First, you might be wondering what a capsule wardrobe is. You may have seen the term around and wondered how you might utilize one. Maybe you’ve been thinking about paring down your wardrobe for ease of dressing or you are interested in learning more. Keep reading to learn how to create your own capsule wardrobe.
A capsule wardrobe is usually comprised of somewhere between 20-40 essential items. This narrow downs your options to make it easy to get dressed everyday. With a capsule wardrobe you know every outfit will look well curated. The most important aspect of these clothing pieces is that they are interchangeable and complement each other.
This kind of wardrobe not only saves you time by lessening decision making but is also more sustainable and saves you money. Now you may want to start your own capsule wardrobe. Start by auditing your own closet. Pull out pieces you wear a lot, have worn recently, and that suit you.
The best part of a capsule wardrobe is that there are no rules. Think about which items flatter your body type and skin and focus on those. In addition try and select a lot of neutrals so you can easily mix and match them. Selecting materials that are made to last will also be a good choice for your capsule wardrobe.
Creating your easy wearing capsule wardrobe can help you declutter. Get rid of the items you sorted out that don’t suit you, don’t fit, or aren’t the right cut or color. Don’t get rid of everything! To keep this sustainable and practical you need to work with what you already own. Avoiding trendy designs that won’t stay in style will keep your wardrobe versatile and timeless.
If you are having trouble deciding what exactly you should include this list may help you decide what’s worth keeping or not. Start with your tops: three basic tees, two neutral tank tops, three work appropriate blouses, a few sweaters and a cardigan should to the trick. Next for bottoms you want to keep it simple and versatile with a pair of denim shorts, a skort or skirt, a stylish jumpsuit, two pairs of jeans, and two pairs of trousers. Incorporating a casual and more sleek dress if you wear dresses could also be very useful.
Accessories are a super important part of your capsule wardrobe. With the right jacket you can dress up your little black dress from day date to evening out. Slip on a denim jacket to rock it all day long or try a leather one with heels for a night with your girls. You don’t have to pair down items that are important to you or stick to certain numbers. If you love shoes don’t force yourself to get rid of pairs you wear and love. Instead just select your absolute favorites and stick to those. It’s always good to have a nice pair of sneakers, a sleek pair of flats, and a pair of boots.
When it comes to handbags, sunglasses, hats, and jewelry its best to keep it simple. A beautiful but simple gold necklace and a suite pair of hoop earrings can round out your capsule wardrobe. For handbags its best to pick neutral colors in varying materials. A pair of sunglasses in both brown shades and black shades will finish off your look. Your capsule wardrobe is a simple way to make life a little easier while still staying stylish.
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